Friday, 19 December 2008

CL and UEFA Cup draws

Champions League draw in full:
Chelsea v Juventus
Villarreal v Panathinaikos
Sporting Lisbon v Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid v FC Porto
Lyon v Barcelona
Real Madrid v Liverpool
Arsenal v Roma
Inter Milan v Manchester United

I would just like to point out that I totally predicted that would happen. Not the whole thing obviously. In fact, I think I got all the rest wrong. But I just KNEW Liverpool would get Real Madrid. Ties to be played 24/25 February and 10/11 March.

UEFA Cup draw in full:
Paris St Germain v Wolfsburg
FC Copenhagen v Manchester City
NEC Nijmegen v Hamburg
Sampdoria v Metalist Kharkiv
Braga v Standard Liege
Aston Villa v CSKA Moscow
Lech Poznan v Udinese
Olympiakos v St Etienne
Fiorentina v Ajax
Aalborg v Deportivo La Coruna
Werder Bremen v AC Milan
Bordeaux v FC Galatasaray
Dynamo Kiev v Valencia
Zenit St Petersburg v VfB Stuttgart
Marseille v FC Twente
Shakhtar Donetsk v Tottenham

I guess it could have been worse for Valencia. I wanted Aalborg, but whatevs. It'll have to do. The first legs take place on the 18/19 February with the return match on 26 February.

Last 16 UEFA Cup draw:
Werder Bremen/AC Milan v Olympiakos/St Etienne
Aston Villa/CSKA Moscow v Shakhtar Donetsk/Tottenham
Lech Poznan/Udinese v Zenit St Petersburg/VfB Stuttgart
Paris St Germain/Wolfsburg v Braga/Standard Liege
Dynamo Kiev/Valencia v Sampdoria/Metalist Kharkiv
FC Copenhagen/Manchester City v Aalborg/Deportivo La Coruna
Marseille v FC Twente v Fiorentina/Ajax
NEC Nijmegen/Hamburg v Bordeaux v FC Galatasaray

Yeah, it could definitely have been worse for them. Ties to be played on 12 March and 18/19 March


Venice said...

The draw is very exciting! As Jose said, it's best to play the most difficult opponents as soon as possible. And Jose knows his football.
(Here's hoping his great score vs SAF remains unspoiled.)

As for Pool, I can't wait!

Vanilla Bear said...

*Moans, in pain over Pool tie*

It will be uber exciting and I can't wait for the games, but it's so sad that RM have to be knocked out of the CL so early on *devil smiley*