Friday, August 25, 2006

Champions League Group Stage Draw


After getting beaten by Boro, Chelsea's week got worst when they were drawn in last season Champions, Barcelona's group YET AGAIN! Hahaha I can't stop laughing and rubbing my eyes when I saw that! Yea anyway the 8 groups are out and I'm alright with the draw for Liverpool, albeit drawing with Galatasaray (sh*t!). Here are the groups and I'll give you analysis at the end of the post.

---GROUP A---

FC Barcelona (ESP)
Chelsea FC (ENG)
Werder Bremen (GER)
Levski Sofia (BUL)

---GROUP B---

Inter Milan (ITA)
Bayern Munich (GER)
Sporting Lisbon (POR)
Spartak Moscow (RUS)

---GROUP C---

PSV Eindhoven (HOL)
Girondins Bordeaux (FRA)
Galatasaray (TUR)

---GROUP D---

Valencia CF (ESP)
AS Roma (ITA)
Olympiakos (GRE)
Shaktar Donetsk (UKR)

---GROUP E---

Real Madrid (ESP)
Lyon (FRA)
Steaua Bucharesti (BUL)
Dynamo Kiev (UKR)

---GROUP F---

Manchester United (ENG)
Celtic FC (SCO)
Benfica (POR)
FC Copenhavn (DEN)

---GROUP G---

Arsenal FC (ENG)
FC Porto (POR)
CSKA Moscow (RUS)
Hamburger (GER)

---GROUP H---

AC Milan (ITA)
LOSC Lille (FRA)
AEK Athens (GRE)
Anderlecht (BEL)

Let's take a look at all this groups:

Group A: Haha, I still can't stop laughing! Well, maybe Chelsea will get their revenge this time round and give Barca a royal serving with their inclusion of 'Chavchenko' and B*llack. To me, it's the toughest group out there because Werder Bremen are certainly no pushovers especially with Klose and their candy-like jerseys!

Prediction: Barcelona, Chelsea, Werder Bremen, Levski;

Group B: Inter, the most over-rated club in recent times, will take on German giants Bayern. Sporting Lisbon and Spartak will provide some resistance, but I can't see the giant duo to miss out.

Prediction: Inter, Bayern, Sporting, Spartak;

Group C: Well, it's Liverpool's group and I'm gutted when we're drew with Galatasaray. You know how tough they are at their home ground, where their fans say 'Welcome to Hell!'. PSV will certainly be a tough side to beat while Bordeaux...I can't tell much. Shouldn't be a problem for Liverpool though.

Prediction: Liverpool, Galatasaray, PSV, Bordeaux;

Group D: Valencia and Roma wouldn't slip up I guess, a fairly easy group.

Prediction: Roma, Valencia, Olympiakos, Shaktar;

Group E: Real Madrid and Lyon AGAIN! Dynamo Kiev could provide some problem for the two giants but can't see them slipping up anyway.

Prediction: Real Madrid, Lyon, Dynamo Kiev, Steaua;

Group F: Battle of Britain ensues! Roy Keane going back to ManYoo anyone? To me, this is a pretty tricky group, with Benfica in it, they'll not gonna be pushovers and will provide challenge, especially for Manyoo, who will always remember Benfica for kicking them out of CL of last season.

Prediction: ManYoo, Benfica, Celtic, FC Copenhavn;

Group G: Arsenal will face the challenge of another Portugese club like ManYoo, but Arsenal's not an English club anyway (heh heh). Hamburg will be a tough opposition for them and will be a tight group in my opinion. 2005 UEFA Cup winners, CSKA Moscow will be another challenge as well!

Prediction: Arsenal, Hamburg, CSKA, Porto;

Group H: AC Milan should walk this group in my opinion. Maybe Lille will pose a few problems, but can't see them throwing it away after getting there with extra energy wasted.

Prediction: AC Milan, Lille, AEK, Anderlecht;


Anonymous said...

All I can say is lets go Werder Bremen!kick Chelski's ass!!.....I hope

anyword on our Liverpool boy's injuries?...Jamie,Riise,Momo?


Drogballs said...

Hahaha imagine Galatasaray was to be drawn into that group, SURELY the group of death, well it's pretty much so actually.

Carra's injury was the worst of the trio actually, Momo and Riise should be back for the derby against Everton. Hopefully....

SoccerGuy said...

Wow! Still can't believe Barca and Chelsea is in hot soup again! And Werder Bremen, show what you are made of. Go Klose, do what you did in the World Cup.

Drogballs said...

I bet it's fixed! UEFA hates Chelsea and it's true but funny HAHA. Yea hope Klose give them a spanking. I think Werder's a pretty good team bar that 'keeper...

Emma said...

Werder Bremen have got moves! It annoys me how everyone distils it down the just Chelsea and Barca.

Drogballs said...

exciting okay! hahaha :D