Luka Modric named UEFA Player of the Year ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid this summer

The 32-year-old midfielder had a phenomenal season with Los Blancos and his country Croatia, whom he led to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final - picking up the Player of the Tournament award along the way.

The supposed "Group of Death" in knockout competitions such as the Champions League is a term used for when more than two teams who are considered a strong force are placed in the same group.

Group C: Paris St-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade. PSV Eindhoven flopped last season in Europa League qualifying and have a point to prove.

Liverpool last met PSG in the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1997, but much has changed for the oil-rich Ligue 1 side since then.

"Lyon always have good players and Shakhtar have several Brazilians who know how this game is meant to be played".

However, the English teams have been a total disappointment considering the English Premier League is often reckoned as the most competitive league in Europe.

Monaco did not make it out the group stages previous year after their 2017 semi-final, and Dortmund failed at the same stage.

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Pep Guardiola begins his latest bid to win the trophy with Manchester City in Group F where they face Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympique Lyonnais and debutants Hoffenheim.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will be similarly confident of their chances, with Benfica, Ajax and AEK Athens unlikely to threaten them for top spot in Group E.

"We have Pep, all of his staff have been in Germany, so they now how strong Hoffenheim are", said Begiristain.

Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray.

But it was less so for another German club, with Dortmund coming up against Monaco and Atletico Madrid in Group A, along with Club Brugge.

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