Which teams could Manchester City face in the Champions League Group Stage for the 23/24 season?

Manchester City will be looking to defend their Champions League winners title this season, as Pep Guardiola and his side embark on yet another European venture for the 23/24 season.

The Cityzen’s got a taste of European glory last season, which was ever so sweet. The entire squad will be doing everything in their power to try and add another to their ever-growing trophy cabinet.

It all begins with the group stages, which begs the question – who could Manchester City face?

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When is the Champions League Group Stage Draw?

The Champions League Group Stage Draw is taking place on Thursday the 31st of August 2023.

The draw will take place at 5 pm (BST).

What pot are Manchester City in for the Champions League Group Stage Draw 23/24?

Manchester City will be in Pot 1. This is the best possible outcome for the Cityzens, with many of the world’s best teams joining them in the highest seed.

Pot 1

We won’t be seeing City face off against any of these sides unless they cross paths in the knockout stages of the competition.

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Which teams could Manchester City face?

Essentially, Man City can face any other teams in Pot 2, Pot 3 and Pot 4, except for Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle United.

So, with the Premier League clubs excluded – here are the potential sides that City could face.

Pot 2

Pot 3

Pot 4

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