Thursday, August 27, 2009

Champions League Draw

Group A: Bayern Munich, Juventus, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa
Group B: Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, Besiktas, Wolfsberg
Group C: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Olympique de Marseille, Wolfsberg
Group D: Chelsea, Porto, Atletico Madrid, APOEL
Group E: Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, Fiorentina, Debrecen
Group F: FC Barcelona, Internazional Milan, Dynamo Kyiv, Rubin
Group G: Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart, Unirea Urziceni
Group H: Arsenal FC, AZ Alkmaar, Olympiacos FC, Standard Liege

First off, Arsenal lucked out. This is certainly their easiest grop stage in quite a while. I would guess Olympiacos will go through as the #2 team, but AZ might slip through. The other easy group is definitely Group G: Sevilla & Rangers pretty much have a pass to the knock-out round. Man U should breeze through Group B, but the 2nd team is up in the air... it could go to any of them. Of the rest, Groups A, C, & D look the toughest. My prediction is Bayern & Juve, Real Madrid & Marseille, & Chelsea & Atletico, but Bordeaux, AC Milan, & Porto could certainly get through too.

Don't forget... Man U v Arsenal this Saturday @ 12:15... who's coming over for it?


peltierinator said...

I'll try, but I'm not sure if I can make it.

jason said...

And if you get up early you can catch Chelsea vs Burnley on ESPN 2! I'm interested in that Arsenal/Man U game. I want to see if Arsenal is for real. What's up with Eduardo taking a dive in that Champions League game or whatever that was? He might get suspended. Your man Arsene was trying to talk around it last night. Not admitting it was a dive, but also saying that the goalie probably didn't touch him.

Andre said...

It looked pretty clean but he wasn't waving his arms around or anything like he was looking for the PK. All of the Premiership coaches weere defending him today on the news. If he gets suspended, it'll open up a can of worms I doubt UEFA really wants to deal w/.

Liverpool v Bolton is on @ 10:00 as is Tottenham v Birmingham City. I plan to get up early & have an fun watching soccer from 7:30-2:30... it's like a full time job.