UEFA Champions League 2021/22 - Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Sporting CP' started by fdasilva, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Great to be able to create this thread. This Thursday August 26th is the draw for the Group Stage of the Champions League. For the first time ever, Sporting CP is in Pot 1 after winning the league title. Of course, with last year providing a lot of surprises, Pot 2 is actually insanely strong and we'll likely get a big team anyways. Maybe a return for Bruno Fernandes with Man United? Or Messi/Mbappe/Neymar with PSG?

    Some remaining Play off matches will be resolved this Tuesday/Wednesday (including our rivals Benfica) but so far the Pots look like this:

    Pot 1
    Chelsea
    Villareal
    Atletico Madrid
    Manchester City
    Bayern Munich
    Inter Milan
    Lille
    Sporting CP

    Pot 2

    Real Madrid
    Barcelona
    Juventus
    Manchester United
    Paris Saint-Germain
    Liverpool
    Sevilla
    Borussia Dortmund

    Pot 3
    FC Porto
    Ajax
    RB Leipzig
    Atalanta
    Zenit

    Pot 3 or 4
    Besiktas
    Dynamo Kiev

    Pot 4
    Club Brugge
    AC Milan
    Wolfsburg

    We'll get the full picture on Wednesday ahead of the draw.
     
  2. OndaVerde

    OndaVerde Member+

    Sporting
    Portugal
    Feb 18, 2016
    Eu vou lá estar
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Still can’t believe that is Pot 2 FFS
     
  3. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    With the final playoff matches played today, here's what the pots look like finally - draw is tomorrow at 12 pm EST

    Pot 1
    Chelsea
    Villareal
    Atletico Madrid
    Manchester City
    Bayern Munich
    Inter Milan
    Lille
    Sporting CP

    Pot 2

    Real Madrid
    Barcelona
    Juventus
    Manchester United
    Paris Saint-Germain
    Liverpool
    Sevilla
    Borussia Dortmund

    Pot 3
    FC Porto
    Ajax
    RB Leipzig
    Atalanta
    Zenit
    Shakthar Donetsk
    RB Salzburg
    Benfica

    Pot 4
    Club Brugge
    AC Milan
    Wolfsburg
    Besiktas
    Dynamo Kiev
    Young Boys
    Wolfsburg
    Sheriff Tiraspol

    Who do you want to draw?
     
  4. prodigal_mind

    prodigal_mind Member

    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Portugal
    Jul 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    its not that bad. The worst case scenario is sporting psg Ajax ac milan…..which is tough but is still doable to qualify.

    benfica and Porto on the other hand can get something devastating like bayern psg ac Milan. /deleteclub. Knowing Portos luck, they will get an even easier group than sporting despite being lot three.
     
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  5. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    It's time! Draw is live on UEFA site
     
  6. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Sporting CP in Group C
     
  7. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    We get Dortmund from Pot 2, not bad! Will still be tough, but considering the other teams there, can't complain.
     
  8. Holy__Joe

    Holy__Joe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    Manchester
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Benfica get Bayern and Barcelona, ha
    Porto get Liverpool and Atletico
     
  9. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    We get Ajax - they're always a good team, but personally I like Ajax and the way they develop their talent like us, so should be a good match.

    Sporting
    Borussia Dortmund
    Ajax
     
  10. Holy__Joe

    Holy__Joe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    Manchester
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Wish we'd gotten Man Utd instead of Dortmund (just so i could go see it and Bruno facing Sporting again)
     
  11. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Sporting
    Borussia Dortmund
    Ajax
    Besiktas
     
  12. Holy__Joe

    Holy__Joe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    Manchester
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Probably one of the best groups we could ask for overall
     
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  13. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Porto didn't get an easy group for once: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Milan
     
  14. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Even games, Turkey away will be tough with their fans, and so will Ajax. But we can do it.
     
  15. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Benfica gets Bayern, Barcelona and Dynamo Kiev
     
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  16. AlexJones19

    AlexJones19 Member

    Aug 2, 2015
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Pretty happy with that group
     
  17. OndaVerde

    OndaVerde Member+

    Sporting
    Portugal
    Feb 18, 2016
    Eu vou lá estar
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Yeah definitely could be worse. Should be competitive but I’d say this draw went out way considering
     
  18. The Zeta Variant

    Sporting CP
    Portugal
    Aug 7, 2021
    No reason why we can’t finish top two. I think only Dortmund is clearly better than us and even then, winning against them especially at home is within our capabilities.

    saudacoes leoninas
     
  19. nelly29

    nelly29 Member

    Sporting CP
    Portugal
    Jun 20, 2017
    Could have been much much worse …. Let’s roll !
     
  20. SCP_16

    SCP_16 Member+

    Aug 8, 2004
    Bay Area
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    For once, it actually happened: a manageable group.
     
  21. The Zeta Variant

    Sporting CP
    Portugal
    Aug 7, 2021
    Well we won the league so it make sense
     
  22. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    yeah it helps we arent in pot 4 lol
     
  23. AlexJones19

    AlexJones19 Member

    Aug 2, 2015
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    We know how well we’ve done in the league and how great Amorim has been setting us up. It’ll be interesting to see how we get on against the better teams like Dortmund and Ajax

    I just hope if we do well we don’t offer a platform for clubs to start sniffing around Amorim!
     
  24. SCP_16

    SCP_16 Member+

    Aug 8, 2004
    Bay Area
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Yea I feel pretty ********ing confident. Just need to be healthy
     
  25. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    This group will still be tough even though everyone says that we lucked out. Ajax and Besiktas are very similar to us IMO. And I'd even say Ajax has the edge on us right now based on recent European experience.

    I think defensively this team is really solid. At the back we have a ton of experience including CL experience. I'm more worried about our offense, we really rely on Pote so hopefully he stays in good scoring form.

    Looking at each team:

    Dortmund - Our defense will be tested with the beast that is Haaland, they also have a lot of young really talented players. I think Ajax will manage to take points from Dortmund so hopefully we perform well especially at home. We narrow lost to them by 1 goal last time around in both games.

    Ajax - probably who we will fight with for 2nd, they've had a shaky start to their season but I wouldn't count them out. Apparently history is in our favour as we have a positive record against both them and Besiktas. Neres and Antony will be tricky wingers and Gravenberch is really good.

    Besiktas has the Canadian duo of Hutchinson and Larin, also they got Batshuayi, and of course Rosier who flopped with us. But it would be disappointing if we finished behind them, even though their away fans are crazy.
     

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