Thursday, 29 August 2013

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw - LIVE Analysis:

Hello and welcome to my latest blog post, where I have analysis and a review of the LIVE UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw. 

Here are the current group stage teams:

UEFA Champions League LIVE Group Stage Draw:

Group A: Manchester United, Shakthar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad.

Group B: Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen.

Group C: Benfica, PSG, Olympiacos and Anderlecht.

Group D: Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City and Viktoria Plzen.

Group E: Chelsea, Schalke, FC Basel and Steaua Bucharest. 

Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli.

Group G: Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit and Austrian Wien. 

Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax and Celtic.

 All tough, competitive groups. Interesting... and will be a great spectacle for all. 

Manchester United seem to always have an easier group than the rest, and today is no exception. Shakthar Donetsk were weakened when they sold Willian, Bayer Leverkusen are average without the deadly partnership of Schurrle and KieBling while Real Sociedad are trying to stay in the top four of the Liga BBVA - which is their main objective this season. 

Chelsea have an interesting group with  probably have the easiest group out of the British sides, however having said that no group is easy and Schalke and FC Basel are certainly no pushovers. 

Arsenal have a tough group, with last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund as well as French club Marseille and Italian side Napoli. 

But worst of them all is Scottish side Celtic: Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax.... it doesn't get much harder than that in the group stages.

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