'Group of death' - Worst possible draw for Manchester City in Champions League

Bayern Munich players warming up - Lahm, Ribery, Robben

We take a look at the teams Manchester City will be hoping to avoid in the Champions League draw.

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the second time last season leaving fans in no doubt of their domestic superiority. However in Europe that has not always been the case. The club's previous lack of European experience has counted against them in the draws for the Group Stage of the competition.

But they are now a Pot 2 team and will be hoping for an easier group this time around.

Well bad news City fans, because you could still end up in a Group of Death.

Here is one possible outcome not to look forward to...

Pot 1

Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola's side are still sore from the way Real Madrid swept them aside last campaign. The reigning Bundesliga champions remain one of Europe's scariest powerhouses with one of the best managers at the helm on top.

Every team, including City, will pray to avoid Bayern Munich at this early stage.

Pot 3

Galatasaray

Many would say Athletic Bilbao are the team to avoid from this section, they could be right. It could also be those who say Bayer Leverkusen. But in reality it is hard to look beyond Turkish giants Galatasaray.

They disposed of Juventus at the same point last season and travelling to Istanbul to take them on remains to this day one of, if not the toughest, away day in European football.

Pot 4

AS Roma

No doubt who the best team in the final pot is, Serie A runners-up AS Roma. The Rudi Garcia led outfit has struggled to get into Europe in recent years so now they are back, they will hope to stay.

They have lost key man Mehdi Benatia and Kevin Strootman is still out injured but still, the Giallorossi are best avoided.

Who would you like City to avoid?

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