Manchester United were handed a dreadful Europa League draw, ending with a trip deep into war-torn Ukraine in December.
Cape Town City FC proved that they belong in the big league after they dumped Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs out of the MTN8 on Friday.
Cape Town City are through to the semi-finals of the MTN8 after crowning a splendid opening week of football with a win over Kaizer Chiefs.
Pep Guardiola is excited about the prospect of returning to Barcelona, though he acknowledges that City have their work cut out for them.
Just two players have been ruled out from the opening round of the MTN8 starting on Friday and continuing throughout the weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur are motivated by the desire to prove themselves against quality teams in the Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino said.
The MTN8 semi-final draw will take place on Sunday immediately after the Mamelodi Sundowns vs SuperSport United quarter-final fixture.
Manchester United will come up against Robin van Persie after being placed in the same group as Fenerbahce in the Europa League group stage draw.
Pep Guardiola must overcome the dual challenge of a return to Barcelona if he is to guide Manchester City through the Champions League group stage.