Thursday 24th August 2006


Xabi (and us) are going to Turkey

The reds have been handed a tricky group with visits to Turkey, France and Holland in the Champions League Group C.

Click here for dates of all the games

Here is the transcript from our live draw in the forum.


Confirmed Groups:

Group A: FC Barcelona - Chelsea - Werder Bremen - Levski Sofia
Group B: Inter Milan - Bayern Munich - Sporting Lisbon - Spartak Moscow
Group C: Liverpool - PSV Eindhoven - Bordeaux - Galatasaray
Group D: Valencia - AS Roma - Olympiacos - Shaktar Donetsk
Group E: Real Madrid - Lyon - Steau Bucharest - Dinamo Kiev
Group F: Manchester United - Celtic - Benfica - FC Copenhagen
Group G: Arsenal - FC Porto - CSKA Moscow - Hamburger
Group H: AC Milan - Lille - AEK Athens - Anderlecht

5.53 Draw completed. What does everyone think. Galatasaray, PSV and Bordeaux. No easy games there.

5.51 We going back to Kiev??? No.

5.48 Last pot being drawn...Sofia's debut against Barca and Chelsea

5.44 Best forward = Samuel Eto.

5.41 3rd seeds compete. Not too much travelling for the reds yet.

5.33 Third seeds underway....No trip to Greece...Mancs get Benfica.

5.32 Best midfielder=Deco.

5.29 Second seeds draw complete. We're going to Holland. Next draw in 5 mins.

5.24 Second seeds being drawn...Come on Chelsea get in Group A...Laughing... hahahaha - what a guess. Poor old Jose.

5.22 Puyol: "A fantastic experience last season after long drought."

5.18 First stage of draw completed. Second presentation underway...(Best defender: Carlos Puyol, Barcelona)

5.15 Draw underway...

5.13 Top seeds will be drawn in to their groups first.

5.11 Overview about the super-complexity of the draw. Jeez...

5.08pm Best Goalkeeper: Jens Lehman (Arsenal) - "I dedicate this award to Arsene Wenger and coaching staff"

5.07pm Overview of draw. UEFA will announce a 'Team of the Year' based on last years tournament. Managers from last 16 teams voted.

5.01pm The draw ceremony has begun.


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posted by: Ian Darwin August 24, 2006 5:58 PM