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Champions League pot draw is TODAY

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Phoenix, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    The Champions League pot draw is live today on Goal (Goal.com I guess).

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/champions-league-seedings-place-dortmund-002200139--sow.html


    The seedings for Thursday's Champions League group stage draw in Monaco have been decided, with last year's runner-up Dortmund in pot three and Rafa Benitez's Napoli in pot four.

    The 32 qualifiers have been divided into four pots, with the restriction that teams from the same national association cannot be drawn together.

    There are few surprises in pot one as holder Bayern Munich takes its place alongside powerhouses such as Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea -- although the occupation of Portuguese duo Porto and Benfica will raise some eyebrows.

    Last year's finalist Borussia Dortmund has to settle for a place in pot three, meaning it could once again end up in a tricky pool -- with a group featuring Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli a possibility.

    Another potential 'group of death' could be one consisting of Belgian champion Anderlecht -- which is only in pot four -- and giants Manchester City, Juventus and reigning European champion Bayern Munich.
  2. Phoenix

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  3. Phoenix

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    Introduced - new tougher sanctions against racism during play. Zero tolerance policy. Actions will speak louder than words. (from the commish)
  4. Phoenix

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    po1 draw imminent - 8 teams to be allocated to groups (by color)
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Championship game will be in Lisbon at end of season.

    Pot 1 has the TOP EIGHT seeds, ready to be allocated...
  6. Phoenix

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    The guy can't open the ball...bwaaa ha ha ha

    1st team - ARSENAL!
  7. jterrell

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    LOVE the draw for Chelsea!!!
    Group E is imminently winnable.
  8. Phoenix

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    So yeah, here is a summary report of the league. Play begins in about 3 weeks I gather.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/bayern-face-city-stiff-test-awaits-arsenal-173507449--sow.html


    Reigning European champions Bayern Munich were paired with Manchester City for this season's Champions League group stage, while the draw was particularly unkind for Arsenal and Celtic.

    The draw, made in Monaco on Thursday evening, threw up several mouthwatering ties as well as bringing together plenty of familiar foes.



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