Begiristain declares Man City 'ready to go for everything'
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 02, 2018,
Sep 02, 2018, 21:50
Barça's coach, Ernesto Valverde, has spoken about his side's rivals in the group stages and called it "the most complicated group" he could've expected.
Group B is pretty solid and it is hard to predict which teams will advance.
Meanwhile Tottenham take on Barcelona, as well as PSV Eindhoven.
The Merseyside outfit were so close to winning their sixth European Cup in May, but eventually fell short, losing 3-1 to Spanish giants Real Madrid in Kyiv.
Matchday 1: PSG vs. Tottenham have great physical and technical potential, and were one of the most hard rivals in pot 2.
Bayern Munchen looks like the strong candidate to take the top spot in Group E but things could turn very interesting for the second spot.
Manchester City are the only team in pot one, so odds are they should get the easiest ride of the four, with Tottenham and United to be drawn from pot two, and Liverpool lying most vulnerable in pot three. "Hopefully, we will see each other soon somewhere else", said Modric of his old colleague. City face Ukrainian chanpions Shakhtar Donetsk.
Last season's winners Real Madrid, who have won the competition for the past three years, are in Group G with Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will skip his country's next two internationals including a Nations League game against Italy in order to focus on his new club Juventus, Italian media reported today.
"Ronaldo and [Mario] Mandzukic will play".
The Red Devils were drawn against Juve, Valencia and Young Boys in Group H of Europe's premier competition and Mourinho is expecting a "difficult" challenge to progress into the knockout stages.
Jose Mourinho spoke for the first time about Manchester United's decision not to pursue Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, insisting that signing the forward was never an option. They play a brand of free-flowing football led by Julian Nagelsmann, then youngest coach in Bundesliga history.
Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in the off-season, was the only nominee to skip the annual awards ceremony held during the Champions League draw in Monaco.