Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says they won't underestimate Champions League opponents Viktoria Plzen.

Though Viktoria Plzen are something of an unknown quantity on the European stage, Pellegrini is promising the Blues will respect their Czech opponents and go into each match with the same mind-set.

"I think that all groups are difficult," said the City boss. "It would be a big mistake to think that playing a team with less history in Europe would be easier to play.

"And one thing is sure, that last season when the draw took place, Milan and FC Zenit St Petersburg were happy to be drawn against Malaga, and they felt they'd already qualified for the next round.

"But Malaga then went on to win the group. So it is the same now, this season."

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