Manchester City will play Barcelona in the Champions League, while Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Best Player in Europe.
Kurban Berdyev saved FC Rostov from almost-certain relegation in 2015. A year later, and the club is in the Champions League group stage.
Europe's top four leagues will have four guaranteed places in the Champions League group stage from the 2018-19 season, UEFA has confirmed.
The draw for the Champions league saw Pep Guardiola's Manchester City be drawn in the same group as his former club Barcelona.
"They have a lot of very big players including some, like [Angel] Di Maria, who have already won the Champions League," Giroud told Le Parisien.
Man City director of football Txiki Begiristain believes Pep Guardiola can lead his club to success in the Champions League.