Real Madrid versus Manchester City would make an incredible Champions League Final, never mind an opening day game in Group D.
Group D in this season’s Champions League has to be one of the toughest ever seen with all four teams champions of their respective countries.
Manchester City will have to be at their best every week if they are to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League having been drawn against Spanish champions Real Madrid, German champions Borussia Dortmund and Dutch champions Ajax - That is one tough group.
The Blues are delighted to be champions of England, but it would be their ultimate goal to be crowned Champions of Europe as well.
Manager Roberto Mancini has already cause shockwaves in his squad by insisting he will not start Italian striker Mario Balotelli until he is convinced he has stopped smoking.
That means Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez will be the men to lead City’s attack against Jose Mourinho’s La Liga champions.
Real Madrid’s number one superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has stated this month that he would like to leave the Spanish giants and super rich City have been installed as the firm favourites to sign him.
A fee of £95 million has already been quoted for the former Manchester United number seven and if he performs well in the Champions League that fee could rocked past the £100 million mark.
It is not very often that this happens but Manchester City are the underdogs for this Champions League clash and can be backed at 9/2 with Bet365
, while Madrid are on offer at 4/7. The draw, which would be a brilliant for City, is available at 3/1.