Lyon manager Hubert Fournier said "there are no giants" in Group H after his side were drawn with Valencia, Zenit St. Petersburg and Gent.
Last year's Ligue 1 runners-up received a favourable draw thanks to UEFA's new seeding policy that sees the champions from the top eight sides placed together in the top pot.
That moved perennial powers like Real Madrid and Manchester United into the second pot, and gave Lyon a legitimate chance to advance to the knockout stage.
"It's a pretty open group. That...
Manchester City have been handed a tough Champions League group stage draw against Juventus, Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach.
City, who also dealt with tough draws in the past four seasons of the Champions League, were selected in Group D with last season's finalists and the Europa League champions.
Holders Barcelona, meanwhile, are in Group E alongside Roma, who finished second in Serie A last season, Bayer Leverkusen and BATE Borisov.
Barcelona lifted the trophy for the fifth time in their...
Gent secured the first Belgian league title in their 115-year history on Thursday with a 2-0 victory over Standard Liege in their penultimate Championship playoff match.
Sven Kums opened the scoring after 19 minutes and Renato Neto put the result beyond doubt by converting a 51st-minute penalty.
The triumph maintained Gent's five-point cushion over Club Brugge -- who were 3-2 winners at Charleroi -- with just one game to go.
The Belgian league has become a nailbiter since it introduced a playoff...
Hein Vanhaezebrouck is not an easy name to pronounce, but you should get used to it. He is very likely to be on the bench in the Champions League group stages next season, as his Gent side are closing in on a very unexpected title in Belgium.
Their run can't be compared to the unbelievable challenge of Targu Mures in Romania, but it is sensational nevertheless. After all, Gent have never won the championship. During the summer, nobody could have imagined they would succeed this term after failing...