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Champions League: Ancelotti names club who are ‘favourites’ to win trophy this season



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Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has said Manchester City are favourites to win the Champions League this season.

City eliminated the LaLiga giants on their way to winning the competition last season.

Pep Guardiola’s men beat Inter Milan 1-0 in the final played in Istanbul.

Madrid, who have won the competition a record 14 times including five times in the last decade, kick off their 2023-24 campaign hosting Group C opponents Union Berlin at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

“I think City are favourites,” Ancelotti told a news conference on Tuesday. “They have a squad which allowed them to win it last year, which hasn’t changed much. There are always surprises, above all in the latter stages, but right now City could be considered favourites.”

Madrid’s group will see them face Napoli, Braga and Union Berlin as they look to reach the next round.