Which British club got the best Champions League draw?

Ollie Irish

27th, August 2009

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This is how the balls dropped (British teams in bold):

GROUP A
Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa
GROUP B
Man Utd, CSKA Moscow, Besiktas, Wolfsburg
GROUP C
AC Milan, Real Madrid, Marseille, FC Zurich
GROUP D
Chelsea, Porto, Atletico Madrid, APOEL FC
GROUP E
Liverpool, Lyon, Fiorentina, Debrecen
GROUP F
Barcelona, Inter, Dinamo Kiev, Rubin Kazan
GROUP G
Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart, Unirea Urziceni
GROUP H
Arsenal, AZ Alkmaar, Olympiakos, Standard Liege

MATCHDAYS
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…