IT'S CHELSEA AND BARCELONA AGAIN!!
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.
FC Barcelona (ESP)
Chelsea FC (ENG)
Werder Bremen (GER)
Levski Sofia (BUL)
Inter Milan (ITA)
Bayern Munich (GER)
Sporting Lisbon (POR)
Spartak Moscow (RUS)
LIVERPOOL FC (ENG)
PSV Eindhoven (HOL)
Girondins Bordeaux (FRA)
Valencia CF (ESP)
AS Roma (ITA)
Shaktar Donetsk (UKR)
Real Madrid (ESP)
Steaua Bucharesti (BUL)
Dynamo Kiev (UKR)
Manchester United (ENG)
Celtic FC (SCO)
FC Copenhavn (DEN)
Arsenal FC (ENG)
FC Porto (POR)
CSKA Moscow (RUS)
AC Milan (ITA)
LOSC Lille (FRA)
AEK Athens (GRE)
Let's take a look at all this groups:
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;