Can't blame you, I did the same when Milan was in the CHL but that feels like a millennium ago.
I feel like it's rigged. Manchester City are always in a tough group every year, and the other english clubs never get hard groups. All the other english clubs should have no trouble advancing this year. I think Juve and Manchester City will ultimately advance from our group but we both easily got the hardest group.That thought has also crossed my mind a couple of times the last few years! City have always been drawn in a tough group and this year is no exception. The thing that annoys me the most is how "lucky" United have been. They always seem to draw the easy teams
For the sake of Italian football, I hope that you are right in regards to Juve and City advancing in the Group D. The teams in Serie A have been really bad in the European competitions (Napoli and Lazio was a big disappointment this year) which is why I'm hoping that Juve and Roma can make Italy proud by their performance in the UEFA Champions League. Our National team is already suffering from how bad our domestic league has become
Serie A was very good in Europa League last year. I kno it sounds bad but I root against the other Serie A clubs in Champions League but root for them in Europa League. More money for Juve and more coefficient points for Serie A
Imo our national team is bad because Serie A clubs don't trust young Italian players. Even Juve picked Dybala instead of Berardi. Dybala is a very good young player imo, but so is Berardi and he should be at a bigger club than Sassuolo.
Imo our league is not what it once was because of poor ownership. Of course calciopoli also wrecked Serie A. Old stadiums, outdated tactics, bad economy, poor marketing etc have contributed to poor European performance which has caused our league to be less popular worldwide.
I hate almost everyone else besides Juve in Serie A, but I do want Serie A and of course the national team to rise again.