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Thursday, August 28, 2008

2008-2009 UEFA Champions League Draw



Image courtesy of UEFA.

The draw was held tonight in Monaco.

Fixture Schedule
The group stage fixtures will be played on 16/17 September, 30 September/1 October, 21/22 October, 4/5 November, 25/26 November and 9/10 December. The group winners and runners-up will progress to the first knockout round in the spring, with the final to be staged at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 27 May 2009. Teams finishing third in each section will have the consolation of going into the UEFA Cup Round of 32.
Source: UEFA.com.

Here are the eight groups of 32 teams. Who do you think will advance from each group?

Group A

Chelsea
AS Roma
Bordeaux
Cluji (Romania)

Group B


Internazionale
Werder Bremen
Panathinaikos
Anorthosis (Cyprus)

Group C


Barcelona
Sporting Lisbon
Basil
Shakhtar Donetsk

Group D

Liverpool
PSV Eindhoven
Olympique Marseille
Atletico Madrid

Group E

Manchester United
Villarreal
Celtic
Aalborg (Denmark)

Group F

Lyon
Bayern Munich
Steaua Bucharest
ACF Fiorentina

Group G

Arsenal
Porto
Fenerbahçe
Dinamo Kiev

Group H


Real Madrid
Juventus
Zenit St. Petersburg
Bate Borisov (First team to ever qualify for the UCL from Belarus).

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