I think the 1st rd is a complete waste of time. There's all these matches to play with teams that are completly the opposite of each other in the ranks. I watched the Barcalona match today. Quality team of course and as everyone know. However, teams like SKM Puchov should (honestly) not be entered into the competition. I personally believe that the UEFA cup has EVERY potential to be just as exciting as the CL, without having to wait for the 3rd round. They need to cut the amount of teams WAY down and have more quality in there. It's appauling. and as soon as I finish typing....Barcalona make it 8-0. PATHETIC. This is supposed to be the best of EUROPE. C'mon now.