Thursday, August 29, 2013

Watch out, the Group of Death is coming again

It's the Champions League draw today, with Match Day 1 on September 17.

Some interesting names, old and new, in the draw. And what better time to pick my 'Group of Death' and the Group that Manchester United will get (somehow I seem to recall them always getting an easy draw).

The worst scenario would probably be Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, Machester City and Napoli - although would be fantastic to watch - I'd take Bayern and Napoli to qualify.

Basically avoid Napoli from Pot Four and Dortmund from Pot Three and you should qualify - but what do I know!

Pot one: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, FC Porto, Benfica.
Pot two: Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus.
Pot three: Zenit St Petersburg, Manchester City, Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, FC Basel, Olympiakos, Galatasaray, Bayer Leverkusen.
Pot four: FC Copenhagen, Napoli, Anderlecht, Celtic, Steaua Bucharest, Plzen, Real Sociedad, Austria Vienna.