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CL-draw looks OK

Posted by hakanrylander on August 27, 2009

In today’s draw for the group stages of the Champions League United were drawn against CSKA Moscow, Besiktas and Wolfsburg. In all honesty I don’t know much about CSKA or Besiktas, but as champions of Germany Wolfsburg was almost certainly the strongest team in the fourth tier of seeds. Even so the draw looks favourable. At least we avoided the trickiest opponents from the second seeds like Juventus, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Other games to look forward to include Bayern Munich vs Juventus, AC Milan vs Real Madrid and Barcelona vs Inter Milan. It will be interesting to see whether Mourinho can come up with something to contain Xavi and Iniesta.

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One Response to “CL-draw looks OK”

  1. The Gaffer said

    CSKA Moscow will be difficult. The pitch conditions, the very cold weather in Moscow will be difficult for United as will match es against Wolfsburg. Besiktas, on the other hand, were beaten 8-0 by Liverpool two years ago so I’d expect wins against the Turkish side.

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