I am delighted with the draw having multiple holds in Leipzig and Atalanta. Hopefully both will have some high scoring games and progress beyond the group stage.
@Timothee-Atouba handpicked cakewalk 😂🤣😂 don't worry they'll still moan about it, say they don't care about the competition, boo the anthem, say the press favour liverpool, moan about VAR and claim there's a conspiracy against them the absolute gang of wierdos!!
@Lukeroro I thought UEFA wouldn't let any other games be played on a champion league night? I'm sure there was dramas with FA cup replays because of this daft rule a few years ago, can't remember the details though
@9stevo Still happens. Usually re-arranged league games that clash a bit later in the competition
@Munchie63 I got curious and googled it, looks like the ban was lifted in mid 2017 https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/european-leagues-can-now-play-games-on-champions-league-nights-1.3032723
Can’t be televised though iirc
I wouldn't count out Shakhtar to finish 2nd in Man City's group. Lyon couldn't beat them over 2 games in last season's champions League group stage. Shakhtar were unlucky to miss out on the knockouts. This group is easier for them than last season. They are in with a real shout there. There my dark horses. I'm flicking through the 40p bargains now.
Long Haul Col
@CleanShirtTrader You must be a Chelsea fan, Cant see anything other than City, Liverpool or Juve with Barca and Madrid if they add players now or in Jan could crash the party
@Long-Haul-Col just meant for the group stages, not to win the whole damned thing!
Valencia are shaky af and Ajax aren’t the team they used to be. They’ll recover from the losses but losing your 2 hands-down best players without direct replacements can be a killer to confidence and, subsequently, performance.
Some great groups - was going to load up on Daniel Podence before realising he isn't in the index.
As a pessimistic Benfica supporter i'm sure we'll finish 3rd or 4th, Lyon maybe just slight favourites for Group G. The Salzburg kids vs Liverpool home and away should be entertaining too.