Manchester City could draw Barcelona in their Champions League group today.

Making their debut in Europe's elite competition, big-spending City may be handed a baptism of fire when the balls are drawn in Monaco at 5pm.

Placed in pot three because of their previous success, City could face Barcelona in the group stages.

Even if they avoid the champions, a double-header against the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan or Bayern Munich could await.

The other English clubs - Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal - are among the top seeds hoping for favourable draws for the group stages.