2007/2008 Champions League Group Stage Draw

My god, they do waste their (ours, actually) time in making a spectacle out of this mess, don’t they?

The actual process would take less than 10 minutes, but to stretch it out to it’s current form of madness – ridiculous. Luckily (or unluckily, I’m not sure), I was only able to follow through the audio feed, which got stuck a few times in the middle but gave me the unadulterated joy of … well, it was just as painful as watching it on TV, I assure you).

I did like the music that play as they showed the shortlisted players for the different awards – probably because I couldn’t see anything 🙂

The Champions League 07/08 Draw

Group A

Liverpool
FC Porto
Marseille
Besiktas

Group B

Chelsea
Valencia
Schalke
Rosenborg

Group C

Real Madrid
Werder Bremen
Lazio
Olympiakos

Group D

AC Milan
Benfica
Celtic
Shakhtar Donetsk

Group E

Barcelona
Lyon
Stuttgart
Rangers

Group F

Manchester United
Roma
Sporting Lisbon
Dinamo Kiev

Group G

Inter Milan
PSV Eindhoven
CSKA Moscow
Fenerbache

Group H

Arsenal
Sevilla
Steaua Bucharest
Slavia Prague

UEFA Player of the Year Awards

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech (Chelsea)
Defender: Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
Midfielder: Clarence Seedorf (AC Milan)
Striker: Kaka (AC Milan)

Player of the Year: Kaka (AC Milan)

Club Seedings

Pot 1: AC Milan, Barcelona, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United
Pot 2: Valencia, Lyon, Porto, Sevilla / AEK Athens, Roma, Benfica, Werder Bremen
Pot 3: Celtic, Schalke, Stuttgart, Steaua Bucharest, CSKA Moscow, Sporting Lisbon, Lazio, Marseille
Pot 4: Rangers, Shakhtar Donetsk, Besiktas, Olympiakos, Dynamo Kiev, Fenerbache, Slavia Prague, Rosenborg

So there you go.

Click here for a full list of 07/08 Champions League fixture dates.

AC Milan’s last group game will be on 4 December instead of 11/12 December due to their participation in the FIFA Club World Cup.

The final will be played in Moscow on 21 May. Will you be there?

Gooners' will pay Arsenal's debt
Barcelona 5-0 Inter Milan

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