Despite being crowned Premier League champions at the end of last season Manchester City face the prospect of a difficult draw for the group stage of the Champions League, the
City will be in pot two even though they are the reigning champions of England – their recent ascendency to European football has left their co-efficient, the rating on which the seeds are determined, lagging behind a number of other teams. Chelsea, the defending Champions League winners, Arsenal and recent finalists Manchester United are amongst the top seeds.
That means City could theoretically be drawn in a group containing the champions of Spain, Italy and Germany, with Real Madrid the first seeds, Juventus third and Borussia Dortmund fourth.
Pot One: Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Porto, Milan.
Pot Two: Valencia, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St Petersburg, Schalke, Manchester City, Braga, Dynamo Kiev.
Pot Three: Olympiakos, Ajax, Anderlecht, Juventus, Lille, Spartak Moscow, Paris Saint-Germain, Galatasaray.
Pot Four: Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb, CFR Cluj, Malaga, Montpellier, FC Nordsjaelland.
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