They can now dedicate their considerable resources to the league and Carabao Cup during September and October, with qualification for the UCL knockout stages virtually assured.
City are determined to hold on to their Premier League crown, and also keen to keep their quadruple hopes alive as long as possible. Can anyone stop them?
City have actually made a real virtue of dismissing the second-tier teams that would give most of their Premier League rivals problems.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid dominated the night completely with all awards belonging to them. We're still a long way off that.
The draw for this season's Europa League group stage, featuring the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan, will take place in Monaco tonight. Napoli have lost coach Maurizio Sarri who had them playing some for the most attractive football in Europe, but Carlo Ancelotti has come in looking to improve on where his predecessor had left off.
Inter are resurgent, but of greater concern to Spurs should be their own tendency not to truly pick up form until after Christmas, rather than anything the group opponents beyond Barcelona can offer. Their main problem is finding any kind of form at all.
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The Bavarians are overwhelming favorites to not only advance, but to also top the group as anything less would be seen as a surprise. So, will it be Manchester United 2018-19?
Valencia and Young Boys are the other teams in the Group.
"I think the rest of the groups are balanced".
Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge.
As a result of the changes, only six clubs have come through qualifying round ties to make the group stage.
Liverpool, who lost to Real Madrid in last season's final, avoided a potential rematch with the Spanish giants, but instead face tricky Group C showdowns with big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.
With Lokomotiv Moscow coming out of Pot 1, Porto out of Pot 2 and Schalke out of Pot 3 you can safely deduce that all the teams remaining in Pot 4 would be desperate for Diego Forlan to call out their name.