Manchester City Champions League draw: Full fixture list, key dates, opponents in focus and betting odds

Manchester City are one of the favourites for the Champions League and have discovered their opponents for this year’s group stage.

Pep Guardiola’s men reached the quarter-finals last time around, going out 5-1 to Premier Leave rivals Liverpool on aggregate after being brushed aside in the first leg at Anfield.

City chiefs will be expecting an improvement this term and will be eyeing glory at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in June’s final.

Guardiola’s troops got the domestic campaign off to a storming start but were held to a frustrating draw by newly-promoted Wolves in their last outing.

Here is all you need to know ahead of City’s Champions League campaign…

Manchester City bowed out against Liverpool in the last eight

Group F


September 19 – Manchester City vs Lyon (8PM)

October 2 – Hoffenheim vs Manchester City (5:55PM)

October 23 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City (8PM)

November 7 – Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk (8PM)

November 27 – Lyon vs Manchester City (8PM)

December 12 – Manchester City vs Hoffenheim (8PM)

  • Fixtures subject to change

Opponents in focus

Shakhtar Donetsk

How did they get there?

Another table-topping campaign in Ukraine. Just two points separated Shakhtar and Dynamo Kiev but the former confirmed their seventh title in nine seasons.

Star man

A strong Brazilian identity runs through the club and with Bernard now with Everton and Fred at Manchester United , vice-captain Taison now takes up the mantle. The midfielder, now in his fifth year with the club, has been capped eight times by Selecao.

Notable summer transfers

Four Brazilians arrived in the summer, with Maycon tasked with replacing Fred. As well as he and the aforementioned Bernard, striker Facundo Ferreyra – once of Newcastle – has departed for Benfica.


How did they get there?

By finishing third in last season’s Ligue 1. Tussled with Monaco for second spot as PSG won the title.

Star man

Liverpool thought they had him but Nabil Fekir remains Lyon’s skipper. He is their leading man but Memphis Depay and Bertrand Traore are real threats.

Notable summer transfers

A couple of big-name departures with Mouctar Diakhaby joining Valencia and Mariano returning to Real Madrid . Keeping hold of Fekir was key though.


How did they get there?

By securing their highest ever third-place finish in the Bundesliga.

Star man

Croatian international striker Andrej Kramaric was their second top scorer last season with 13 goals in 34 Bundesliga matches.

Notable summer transfers

Not many incomings, in truth, but Mark Uth – their top scorer from last season returned back to Schalke 04. Serge Gnabry, also on-loan from Bayern Munich went back to his parent club having netted 10 goals and posing himself as a big threat from the wing. Their biggest summer signing was centre-back Kasim Adams for €8 million.

Betting odds

Manchester City 9/2

Juventus 13/2

Barcelona 13/2

Paris St-G 7/1

Bayern Munich 8/1

Real Madrid 17/2

Liverpool 12/1

Atletico Madrid 12/1

Manchester Utd 20/1

Tottenham 25/1

Odds courtesy of Betfair

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