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Last 16 draws: low
UEFA ranking : 2
last season : quarter-finals (L – Bayern)
European Cup best : winners (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Who is responsible? : Renowned Dutch former defender and set-piece expert Ronald Koeman wants to rekindle his early coaching success at the club, where he spent six golden years as a player.
Ten word campaigns : In the pass; Well oiled machine in Europe but misfires at home
UEFA ranking : 1
Group A : winners
last season : winners
European Cup best : winners (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013, 2020)
Who is responsible? : Former Germany assistant Hans-Dieter Flick was seconded last season and oversaw a remarkable transformation that saw them sweep everything before them and rewrite their record books.
Campaign in ten words : The Hoffenheim defeat proved the wrong dawn; Bayern juggernaut gives strength
UEFA ranking : 14
last season : Round of 16 (L – Bayern)
Best of the European Cup Best: Winners (2012)
Who is responsible? : Frank Lampard, a great club, won three titles as a Chelsea midfielder, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. He reunited with the Blues as a manager in the summer of 2019 and is learning on the job at age 42.
Ten-word campaigns : Impressive progression and growing maturity with strange defensive blast
UEFA ranking : 4
last season : Round of 16 (L – Lyon)
Best of the European Cup : winners (1985, 1996)
Who is responsible? : Former fan favorite Andrea Pirlo is a classy No10 with a touch of velvet who helped AC Milan and Juve qualify for six league titles and two UEFA Champions Leagues. Pirlo was promoted from the U23' in July to see if he could be similarly inspiring as a coach.
Ten-word campaigns : Robust if not unusual, hard to beat but devoid of killer instincts
Manchester City (ENG)
UEFA ranking : 6
last season : quarter-finals (L – Lyon)
European Cup best : semi-finals (2016)
Who is responsible? : In 11 seasons as first team boss, Pep Guardiola lifted eight league titles, but the last of the two manager UEFA Champions League winners medals came in 2011'
Ten word campaigns : Unusually inconsistent in the Premier League, challenging in a familiar way in Europe
UEFA ranking : 9
last season : UEFA Europa League winners
European Cup best : quarter-finals (1958, 2018)
Who is responsible? : Former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui is back in his career after his second season at Sevilla and an unfortunate tenure at Real Madrid.
Campaigns in ten words : Slow start to Liga, but gaining clear know-how in Europe