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Manchester City to avoid Spanish giants in 2018/19 Champions League group stage

Manchester City will finally be in Pot 1 of the Champions League group stage draw for the 2018/19 competition.

The Blues have found themselves in Pots 2 and 3 in the past, but now that the league champions of the top ranked associations instantly go into the first pot, they find themselves alongside some of Europe’s historic giants.

This means that City cannot draw Real Madrid (Champions League holders), Atlético Madrid (Europa League holders now also go into Pot 1), Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage.

The full list of Pot 1 entrants is:

Holders: Real Madrid
UEFA Europa League winners: Atlético Madrid
Spain: Barcelona
Germany: Bayern München
England: Manchester City
Italy: Juventus
France: Paris Saint-Germain
Russia: Lokomotiv Moskva

Other teams to have provisionally qualified for the group stage and their current coefficients are:

Borussia Dortmund (GER) 89.000
Porto (POR) 86.000
Manchester United (ENG) 82.000
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 81.000
Napoli (ITA) 78.000
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 67.000
Roma (ITA) 64.000
Liverpool (ENG) 62.000
Schalke (GER) 62.000
Lyon (FRA) 59.500
Monaco (FRA) 57.000
CSKA Moskva (RUS) 45.000
Valencia (ESP) 36.000
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) 33.000
Club Brugge (BEL) 29.500
Galatasaray (TUR) 29.500
Internazionale Milano (ITA) 16.000
Hoffenheim (GER) 4.000

Phase Two of the Champions range has been released!

Celebrate City’s Premier League win by picking up some official merchandise from the Champions range!

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