This is how the balls dropped (British teams in bold):
Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa
Man Utd, CSKA Moscow, Besiktas, Wolfsburg
AC Milan, Real Madrid, Marseille, FC Zurich
Chelsea, Porto, Atletico Madrid, APOEL FC
Liverpool, Lyon, Fiorentina, Debrecen
Barcelona, Inter, Dinamo Kiev, Rubin Kazan
Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart, Unirea Urziceni
Arsenal, AZ Alkmaar, Olympiakos, Standard Liege
15/16 Sept, 29/30 Sept, 20/21 Oct, 3/4 Nov, 24/25 Nov, 8/9 Dec
A pretty generous draw for the British clubs, including Rangers (Because of the seeding system, Scottish clubs often get shafted in Europe) – that’s the majority view. I don’t see any reason why all five can’t progress.
The two most daunting groups, on paper at least, are C (starring AC Milan and the all-new Galacticos of Real Madrid) and F (Pep’s Barcelona v Jose Mourinho’s Inter).
Who do you think has the best draw? Vote below or leave a comment…