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City Still Favourites Despite Lyon Defeat

Manchester City remain the favourites to win the Uefa Champions League despite beginning their campaign with a shock defeat at home to Lyon. Paddy Power are offering best odds of 11/2* that City can recover to win their first European trophy since the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970.

Pep Guardiola’s side certainly didn’t look like European champions in the making as they were punished for a string of mistakes by a slick Lyon side at the Etihad Stadium and must produce a stronger performance when they face Hoffenheim in Germany a week on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi scored a record eighth Champions League hat-trick as Barcelona strolled to victory over PSV Eindhoven and the Spanish champions are a best price of 6/1* with Bet365, Ladbrokes, BetVictor and Coral.

Juventus won 2-0 at Valencia despite an early red card for Cristiano Ronaldo and the Italians are at 7/1* with William Hill, BetVictor and Paddy Power, while Bayern Munich are at 7/1* across the board after easing to victory at Benfica.

Liverpool, who struck late to beat Paris St Germain at Anfield, are alongside the defending champions Real Madrid in the betting at best odds of 8/1.

*All odds quoted are subject to change