‘I wanted a Spanish opponent’

Austria Vienna Coach Nenad Bjelica welcomed being drawn against Atletico Madrid in particular in the Champions League group stage.

Group G has the competition debutants lined up alongside Diego Simeone’s side, Porto and Zenit St Petersburg.

“All 32 teams are top quality,” Bjelica told UEFA’s official website.

“I was hoping for a Spanish opponent and I’m particularly looking forward to facing Diego Simeone.

“Porto are also an attractive team as former Champions League winners.

“Zenit perhaps aren’t as attractive, but they are certainly very strong.”

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