Group of Death (CL)?

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by smithfan, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Group A:
    FC Barcelona,
    FC Chelsea,
    Werder Bremen,
    Levski Sofia.

    Group B:
    Inter Mailand,
    FC Bayern,
    Sporting Lissabon,
    Spartak Moscow.

    Group C:
    FC Liverpool,
    PSV Eindhoven,
    Girondins Bordeaux,
    Galatasaray Istanbul

    Group D:
    FC Valencia,
    AS Rom,
    Olympiakos Piräus,
    Schachtjor Donezk

    Group E:
    Real Madrid,
    Olympique Lyon,
    Steaua Bukarest,
    Dynamo Kiew

    Group F:
    Manchester United,
    Celtic Glasgow,
    Benfica Lissabon,
    FC Kopenhagen

    Group G:
    FC Arsenal,
    FC Porto,
    ZSKA Moscow,
    Hamburger SV

    Group H:
    AC Miland,
    OSC Lille,
    AEK Athens,
    RSC Anderlecht

    It's Group A for me. Barca, Chelsea and Bremen - best Spanish, best English and best German team :eek:
  2. EuroCup06

    EuroCup06 New Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Oklahoma City
    Group "G" for me. That's the group where the top seed is most likely to get eliminated.
  3. JuveFE

    JuveFE Member

    Apr 20, 2005
    group A is obviously the group of death.
  4. Che Matador

    Che Matador Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    Inside the Beltway
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    group B does it for me
  5. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Group A for sure, folllowed by group G.
  6. krln99

    krln99 New Member

    May 15, 2006
    Hmmh... Group A has Spanish Champs (and CL Holder), English Champ, and 2nd place German team. This is a no-brainer. I feel sorry for Levski.
  7. bspsoccer

    bspsoccer Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    colorado springs, CO
    I 2nd that... sorry levski. Werder could be a stunner in this group if chelsea and barca underestimate them
  8. Chuck-Puyol-Norris

    Chuck-Puyol-Norris New Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    Camp Nou
    Group A quite obviously.
  9. The Old Lady Hertha

    The Old Lady Hertha New Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    Levski aren't exactly pushovers either. Readed the 1/4 finals of the UEFA Cup. Surely the 4th place team at the end of the day, but they could cause a shock.
  10. Gotham PSG

    Gotham PSG New Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    yeah, us at Levski are screwed, but at least the team will make sure to leave a good impression, and prove what they can do against the world's best teams.
    Of course I can already imagine Ronaldinho just playing with the defense, but at least our players will gain even more valuable experience for the domestic league, and for the next years...

    And anyway, since Levski will play against the most mediatized teams, the club is sure to win a whole lot of cash from the campaign.

    Plus, we can never rule out the power of luck, who knows, Levski might get some kind of result from its games and pull a miracle :D
  11. DanRod78

    DanRod78 New Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
    Barcelona doesn't have any pressure,
    Barca is the Liga champions and CL Champions.

    Got nothing to lose, so be afraid.
  12. bspsoccer

    bspsoccer Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    colorado springs, CO
    interesting, i would think thats everything to lose...
  13. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Real Madrid
    Werder Bremen really upgraded their team this year. They can pull an upset. Meanwhile, Arseanl should walk away in Group G, but the 2nd place team will be tough.
  14. Red&Blue

    Red&Blue New Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Kill Devil Hills
    Group A. Hands down.
  15. UFBeezy

    UFBeezy New Member

    Jun 21, 2005
    Group A has got to be the group of death... man do I feel bad for Levski Sofia, a talented squad that has been given essentially no chance due to who they face.

    I think you'll see Celtic advance out of their group as I belive Manchester United will win the group and Celtic will beat out Benfica for 2nd. If Celtic can take at least 1, preferrably 2 points from the ManU set they will have Benfica set up for a showdown for 2nd. Benfica, while a talented team, aren't as out of Celtic's league as Manchester United seems to be especially considering their league form as of late. Celtic could afford to play for a draw in Portugal and then get a W at home against Benfica to secure 2nd. I don't know much about FC Copenhagen but the fact that they made it as far as they did speaks volumes about how talented a club they are. If anyone goes to sleep on them they may not get a result.

    Here's to a great Champions League!!
  16. Manha

    Manha New Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    there is no doubt
  17. nikolaos1981

    nikolaos1981 New Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    In my opinion there is no group of death this year.
  18. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Group A. Barca and Chelsea are contenders to win the CL, Bremen is worthy of at least going into the second round or quarter-finals and Levski could be underestimated. It would be a shame if Werder went out in the first round because they may not be a glamour club like Barca or Chelsea but they still have a good team.

    Is there such thing as the Group of Life (the weakest group)? I'll give that honour to Group H. Milan has it so easy. They could have Ambrosini, Foggia and Boriello starting and the rossoneri could still win the group.
  19. bspsoccer

    bspsoccer Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    colorado springs, CO
    Dear UEFA,
    Thank you
    Milan Fan
  20. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Nat'l Team:
    Group E is tough, Real Madrid, Lyon, Dynamo Kyiv, and Steaua.
  21. pitzi_stelistu

    pitzi_stelistu New Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Group E Real Madrid - former winners of Ch. League, O. Lyonnais, STEAUA Bucharest - former winners of Ch. League and Dynamo Kyiv...Hey don't forget STEAUA Bucharest defeted Dynamo Kyiv in the final of Europe Supercup in 1987, with 1-0...goal scored by Hagi ;):cool: :cool:
  22. DanRod78

    DanRod78 New Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
    Is any of those guys from 1987 going to be playing?

    Like I said before, a team chances every 2 years, and you are talking about 20 years ago.
    I bet you also believe that Uruguay is just as good as France :(
  23. Sentry_23

    Sentry_23 New Member

    Jun 12, 2005
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Group D for sure. Look at the group Valencia, Roma, Olymp and Shaktar, there is no clear cut favourites in this group. This group seems wide open. Every game will mean something. I won't be suprised with any of these teams advancing. Group A is not the group of death. Even though Bremen is a good team, Barca and Chelski will advance quite comfortably.
  24. Springbok FC

    Springbok FC New Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Los Angeles
    No doubt. Chelsea are "Pot 1" quality and to have Werder Bremen as the "third" team is just insane. Toughest group by far.
  25. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    I disagree. There are two clear-cut favourites in Valencia and Roma. Shakhtar and Olympiakos simply don't have what it takes to get into the second round, especially the Greeks. Maybe they should consider getting rid of Nikopolidis.

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