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?