Friday, August 31, 2007

Champions League Draw

Liverpool Drawn In Group A

Monaco is the start, Moscow is the end. The 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage is all set for kick off as 32 teams were separated into the 8 different groups and out of the 8 groups, there will be winners and losers, victors and defeatists.

This is where the champions are born, the best of the 32. The teams will slog it out in the 9 months long competition and the slogan 'who dares win' sounds perfectly true for this.

Liverpool, being one of the top seeded sides in Europe, are drawn in a relatively easy group alongside Portugese giants, Porto, Olympique Marseille and Turkish side, Besiktas.

Porto will pose the most threat as they're a known quantity thought not in the same echelon as the one which won the Champions League back in 2004, led my Jose Mourinho.

Marseille also won't be pushovers while Besiktas could be a surprise package as Turkish teams are renown for their aggressiveness and doggedness, which could cause a problem or two.

Rafa Benitez and his team will probably be please with the draw as the teams are beatable yet poses enough challenges for Liverpool players to keep themselves on their toes.

Group A

Porto (Por)
Marseille (Fra)
Besiktas (Tur)

Group B

Chelsea (Eng)
Valencia (Esp)
Schalke (Ger)
Rosenborg (Nor)

Group C

Real Madrid (Esp)
Werder Bremen (Ger)
Lazio (Ita)
Olympiakos (Gre)

Group D

AC Milan (Ita)
Benfica (Por)
Celtic (Sco)
Shaktar Donetsk (Ukr)

Group E

Barcelona (Esp)
Stuttgart (Ger)
Rangers (Sco)

Group F

ManYoo (Eng)
Roma (Ita)
Sporting Lisbon (Por)
Dynamo Kiev (Ukr)

Group G

Inter Milan (Ita)
PSV Eindhoven (Hol)
CSKA Moscow (Rus)
Fernebache (Tur)

Group H

Arsenal (Eng)
Sevilla (Esp) / AEK Athens (Gre)
Steaua Bucharest (Rom)
Slavia Prague (CZE)


Paul Heron said...
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Red's Fury™ said...

Former Reds reunited at Anfield clash when Marseille visit us.

News from Melwood, Paco has left us!


Anonymous said...

We'll be group winner, with Rafa comfortably experimenting & analyzing our strenghts.