Thursday, August 26, 2010

Champions League 2010-2011 Group Stage Draw

Here is the draw.

"The trophy with the big ears"
GROUP A
Inter Milan
Werder Bremen
Tottenham Hotspur
Twente Enschede

GROUP B
Olympique Lyon
Benfica
Schalke 04
Hapoel Tel-Aviv

GROUP C
Manchester United
Valencia
Rangers
Bursaspor

GROUP D
Barcelona
Panathinaikos
FC Copenhagen
Rubin Kazan

GROUP E
Bayern Munich
AS Roma
Basel
CFR Cluj

GROUP F
Chel$ea
Olympique Marseille
Spartak Moscow
Zilina

GROUP G
AC Milan
Real Madrid
Ajax Amsterdam
Auxerre

GROUP H
Arsenal
Shakhtar Donetsk
Braga
Partizan Belgrade

Quick thoughts:

---> Arsenal got a very good draw.

---> Barcelona got a super simple draw; their B team should be able to win this group.

---> AC Milan drew 2 seed that is really a 1 seed Real Madrid, as well as Ajax, and just like that group G is your OMG Group Of Death. Tough luck for AC Milan, tougher luck for Ajax, and toughest luck for Auxerre, the 4th team in the group.

---> Spurs got a tough draw on paper, but Inter without Mourinho and Twente without McLaren will both surely be down compared to last year, so it's not as bad as it looks. As an Arsenal fan who also digs Ajax, I'd be much happier if these two got each others draw.

3 comments:

Edward Sasam said...

Early thoughts on the draw:

- Group G: Group of Death

- Nice of UEFA to give Man Utd an easy group while Rooney nurses his injured tw*t.

- Arsenal and Barcelona are competing for who will travel more during the group stages.

- Schalke (rumored to be Hitler’s favorite team) is visiting Hapoel Tel Aviv. Awkward Award.

- Tottenham should remember that big clubs progress through the group stages into the KO rounds.

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Hostpph said...

I have to admit that the Champions League is quite balance. You can say that there is a killer group.