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Man City thrown into the Champions League lion's den again

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Pellegrini's side handed another tough draw
Pellegrini's side handed another tough draw

Manchester City's Champions League curse returned to haunt them after they were drawn with last season's finalists Juventus and Europa League winners Sevilla for the group stage of the competition.

City, who have suffered tough draws in the last four seasons of the Champions League, were selected in Group D - with the other team being Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Chelsea appear to have been handed a far more comfortable passage to the last-16, after being thrown into a group with Porto, Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Group G.

Meanwhile, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he was keen to play at Malmo's home stadium in the Champions League and he may now get his wish, after his Paris Saint-Germain were drawn against the side that ended Celtic's hopes of a place in the group stage earlier this week.

Here is the full Champions League draw, with the Premier League giants aiming to improve on last season, when all four English teams were dumped out of the competition before the quarter-final phase.