Barcelona up against 'powerful group' in Champions League - Ernesto Valverde

Champions League draw

Croatian global and Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric, has been named the best European player by the continent's football governing body, UEFA.

This is my first season with my team here in Victoria plzen having played for two other teams before joining the champions of Czech Republic league and we have started again on a good note this season.

Modric - who also won the Golden Ball at the World Cup in Russian Federation after leading Croatia to the final - added: "As I already said, I am really happy to be here".

"This is for performances in the Champions League and not the World Cup, so we maintain Ronaldo deserved it more".

Griezmann: 'Messi and Ronaldo are on a different level'
These two Spanish clubs have won seven out of the last ten Champions League trophies, including five in a row. Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Juventus for at least three bodyguards to look after him and his family in Turin.

"Apart from Barcelona, Inter might suffer against Tottenham".

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo will get the opportunity to face his "beloved" Manchester United as they were placed in the Group H with Juventus.

There were 13 former champions in a draw that included three teams - Hoffenheim, Red Star and Young Boys - making their group-stage debuts in the 27-season Champions League era.

"The favourites to win the Champions League are the same: Real Madrid and Barcelona", he told Omnisport.

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Cardiff manager Neil Warnock says he is not bothered if Mesut Ozil plays for Arsenal in their Premier League game on Sunday. Arsenal manager Unai Emery has banned non-freshly squeezed fruit juices from the club's training ground.

Scorer midfielder for 6 seasons and won 14 trophies which include 4 League Cup Champions.

Criticism followed from the 33-year-old's agent Jorge Mendes, his new president at Juventus Beppe Marotta and even Ronaldo's sister Katia Aveiro.

The Croatia captain received 313 points in the vote, surpassing Ronaldo, who was a no-show at the ceremony, by 90 points with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah finishing at the third position. "They have been signing the best players in the world, spending a lot of money that Manchester City could not spend".

Valencia performed admirably in the La Liga last season and appear to be close to returning to their former glories.

Paul Pogba's Manchester United hell
Wilfried Zaha is good enough to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona , according to three-time European Cup victor Graeme Souness. But speaking at a Poker Stars event on Monday, Pique was asked if he could see Pogba moving to the Nou Camp.

But his most important goal game in the 90th minute against Juventus in the quarter-finals, scoring from the penalty spot to edge Real Madrid ahead 4-3 on aggregate - when their dreams of a 13th Champions League looked to be at risk.

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