Manchester City have been given a pretty straightforward group in the Champions League. They have drawn Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta.
The Citizens managed to avoid the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in pot 2, and now look favourites to qualify top of their group. Fans on Twitter were very happy with the draw:
We got pretty lucky
— AgueroIsKing (@gameswithpros) 29 August 2019
— Tony bones (@Tonybonees) 29 August 2019
Too easy would want a challenge tbh
— Omer 🇸🇩 (@KunMerchant) 29 August 2019
at least we'll be able to rotate the squad a lot but I hate easy groups… always makes us complacent
— ☾𝕽𝖆𝖚𝖘𝖈𝖍☽ (@DeusExRoshede) 29 August 2019
It's OUR year!!!
— H (@HollyOaks007) 29 August 2019
— Capt. (@TeeSugarr) 29 August 2019
This is the best group we could ever ask for
— Garithi Ouko (@GarithiO) 29 August 2019
Hammer every one Man City 💙🤩
— *Aditya Chaugule* (@AdityaChaugule) 29 August 2019
Good draw. Atalanta not easy task but satisfied.
— Muhammad Owais Khan (@owaiskhan75) 29 August 2019
UEFA clutch playyy
— salim (@msalims189) 29 August 2019
Heading to Ukraine and Croatia for tough away trips will be the biggest challenge City will have to face in the group stages. Pep Guardiola’s side actually lost the last time they played Shakhtar away, although they fielded a much-changed side.
Atalanta did finish third in Serie A last season but it is their first time in the competition. The Italian side will also have to play their home matches at the San Siro with their current home ground the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia unable to host European games as it doesn’t meet UEFA regulations.