Patrick Vieira admits Manchester City face the toughest of tasks after being drawn in a daunting Champions League group.

Roberto Mancini's men will take on Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund, the champions of Spain, Holland and Germany respectively.

Vieira said: "You can't get much worse than that, it's a really tough, a really difficult group, the hardest group of all of them. But when you look at the football the prospect is really exciting. The players will be excited to play Real Madrid - the first time Manchester City will ever have played Real - and the fans will love it to play them and Dortmund and Ajax."

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