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...
Chelsea have targeted Zenit's Ezequiel Garay as an alternative central defensive option if they do not get Everton's John Stones, sources have told ESPN FC.
Although the 21-year-old English centre-back remains Jose Mourinho's primary target for the remainder of the window, Everton have only dug deeper in their refusal to sell the young defender.
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Mourinho had previously challenged the Goodison Park club to say that Stones is not for sale at any price, and chairman Bill Kenwright has responded by...
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...
Zenit St Petersburg full-back Domenico Criscito says he would jump at the chance of joining Inter Milan -- although everything is in the hands of his agent, who is not so optimistic about a move going through.
Criscito, 28, told fcinternews.it he feels the time is right to return to Serie A after five years in Russia, and that Inter would be at the top of his list.
"Yes, Inter have shown an interest and I'm really pleased about that," the former Juventus and Genoa player said. "But it's something...