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Vieira insists Champions League holds no fear for Man City

Manchester City chief Patrick Vieira insists their Champions League group holds no fear.

The Champions League group stage will start with a bang on Tuesday evening when City travel to the Bernabeu to take on La Liga Champions Real Madrid.

It is the first of a succession of tough assignments in their group - which also includes the Bundesliga winners Borussia Dortmund and Dutch champions Ajax - but Vieira believes City will progress.

He said: "Yes, of course it is a tough group but in order to win the competition, you have to play against - and beat - the best sides in Europe.

"It is the most difficult group but it is also very exciting for the club - we cannot wait to get to Madrid. Can we win the game? Yes, there's no reason why not when you have players like Yaya Toure, David Silva and Carlos Tevez."

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