Guardiola will come back to previous club Barcelona with Manchester City in the Champions League after the two sides were drawn together Thursday’s ceremony in Monaco.
Guardiola, an European Cup victor with Barca as a player in 1992 preceding twice managing the Catalan mammoths to the Champions League title in 2009 and 2011, will likewise come up against Borussia Moenchengladbach and Celtic in Group C.
City lost to Barcelona in the last 16 of the opposition in 2013-14 and 2014-15, while the Premier League side crushed Gladbach twice in a year.
City chief Vincent Kompany tweeted: “Regular kind of draw for us. Better this way. Bring it on.”
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Safeguarding champions Real Madrid, who won a record eleventh European Cup last season, were combined with Borussia Dortmund in Group F close by Portugal’s Sporting and Legia Warsaw of Poland.
Dortmund edged Real 4-3 on total in an exciting elimination round three years prior, yet the Spaniards vindicated that annihilation, winning 3-2 over the two legs, the accompanying season on their way to the 2014 title.
Five-time champs Bayern Munich will play a year ago’s beaten finalists Atletico Madrid in Group D, which likewise highlights PSV Eindhoven and Russian beginners Rostov.
Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal are the two clear top picks to advance from Group An in front of Basel and Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets, with Arsene Wenger’s side get ready for a nineteenth progressive appearance in the opposition.
Head League champions Leicester City were given a good attract Group G which incorporates Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen, yet Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri rushed to make light of desires.
Juventus will take on three-time ruling Europa League champions Sevilla and additionally Lyon and Dinamo Zagreb in Group H.
Tottenham Hotspur, who come back to Europe’s world class surprisingly since achieving the 2010-11 quarterfinals, will come up against Russian champions CSKA Moscow, Bayern Leverkusen and Monaco in Group E.
Twice previous champions Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev and Besiktas are in Group B.
The main matches will be played on September 13 and 14, while this present season’s final is to be held at in Cardiff on June 3.
Group A: Paris St Germain, Arsenal, FC Basel, Ludogorets
Group B: Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas
Group C: Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Celtic
Group D: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, FC Rostov
Group E: CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, Monaco
Group F: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting FC, Legia Warsaw
Group G: Leicester City, FC Porto, Club Brugge, FC Copenhagen
Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Olympique Lyon, Dinamo Zagreb
If football is indeed coming home then this is England’s likely route to Euro 2016 final… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/06/21/englands-route-to-euro-2016-final/ Also see previous post on England’s table […]