Barcelona showed the world how football is meant to be played following their crushing 3-1 Champions League final win over Manchester United. The spectacle was mouth-watering and the entertainment value was top-notch, however, the game is history now and we Manchester City fans can look forward to season 2011/12 Champions League draw.
There are some qualification places still to be settled nevertheless it appears City will just make it into Pot Three for the draw, which takes place on August 25.
City cannot be in the same group as United, Chelsea and Arsenal, should the Gunners make it out of the qualifying stage.
Seedings as they stand are as follows:
POT ONE – qualified: Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Porto, Inter Milan. Favourites to qualify: Bayern Munich, Arsenal.
POT TWO – qualified: AC Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk, Valencia, CSKA Moscow, Marseille. Favourites to qualify: Benfica, Villarreal, Dynamo Kiev or Lyon.
POT THREE – qualified: Zenit St Petersburg, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiacos, Fenerbahce, Manchester City. Favourites to qualify: Rangers, Copenhagen.
POT FOUR – qualified: Lille, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Swiss champions, Otelul Galati. Favourites to qualify: BATE Borisov, Maccabi Haifa, Dinamo Zagreb or Salzburg
Who would you prefer in the group stages and how far do you think City can go?