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2012/2013 Champions League
« on: August 28, 2012, 03:03:45 PM »

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http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/index.html

My local team FC Copenhagen has a good chance at qualifying this year. They beat Lille 1-0 in the first qualifier a week ago, so I am really looking forward to tomorrow when they play the second leg.

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wish i didn't have to work and could sit in a dank bar somewhere sipping guinness and watching these games  ;D

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Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
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http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2013/draws/index.html
Juventus and PSG look dangerous opponents in that third tier.

Dortmund in the 4th tier could be a tough out also. Although, they were pretty disappointing in this competition last year. Not fully convinced by them after that.

The rest look pretty straightforward for the top sides to handle.

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 02:23:28 PM »

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Group A: Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Paris St-Germain, Dinamo Zagreb
Group B: Arsenal, Schalke, Olympiakos, Montpellier
Group C: Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga
Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund
Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Nordsjaelland
Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, Bate Borisov
Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic
Group H: Manchester United, Braga, Galatasaray, Cluj

Teams in red are the ones I like to qualify for the next round. Undecided on two of them.


Group D is being billed as the toughest group. All four teams are Champions of their domestic league. "Group of Champions" is this year's group of death.

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 02:39:11 PM »

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Group A: Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Paris St-Germain, Dinamo Zagreb
Group B: Arsenal, Schalke, Olympiakos, Montpellier
Group C: Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga
Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund
Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Nordsjaelland
Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, Bate Borisov
Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic
Group H: Manchester United, Braga, Galatasaray, Cluj

Teams in red are the ones I like to qualify for the next round. Undecided on two of them.


Group D is being billed as the toughest group. All four teams are Champions of their domestic league. "Group of Champions" is this year's group of death.

Looks very plausible. I think Malaga will also advance from Group C. Group H looks more open. I am especially looking forward to the matches in Group D, just four really, really good teams.

As a Copenhagen supporter, it'll be interesting to see how FC Nordsjaelland do in the CL. They'll will probably not collect too many points; I imagine seeing a performance a la Brondby '98: Good efforts at home and maybe a couple of points and big losses on away matches. I could really see FCN breaking under pressure. I hope they do good, of course. Denmark and Champions League are not words mentioned in the same sentence very often.

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 03:01:31 AM »

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Malaga`s main opponent is the financial problems. If they can keep the roster as it is (although maresca has already left) they have serious hopes for the first 2 places

MU again avoided and big names in the group but last season they failed miserably. I hope this season the team will appear more serious in CL

I pretty much agree with Who... I can see Kiev "upsetting" porto and i`m not sure about Arsenal being a lock 

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finaly CL is back :D

real vs city .... can`t wait !

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Group C: Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga

I'll check off Zenit too. The additions of Hulk and Witsel should give them the edge for that second qualifying spot in their group.

Actually, AC Milan have looked vulnerable. Could be a good group for an upset. I think I'll put Milan back in the pack with Malaga and Anderlecht.

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Group C: Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga

Very much looking forward to the Real Madrid vs Man City game tonight. Should be a cracker.

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I'll check off Zenit too. The additions of Hulk and Witsel should give them the edge for that second qualifying spot in their group.
Those additions ruined all their team chemistry and there were reports about other players not happy with the high salaries both got. Zenit playing awful in the Russian league and CL ever since.
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Iker Casillas, Giacinto Facchetti, Alessandro Nesta, Matthias Sammer, Javier Zanetti, Lothar Matthäus (c), Xavi, Zico, Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Ferenc Puskas, Karl Heinz Rummenigge

Coach:Rinus Michels

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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 04:27:38 PM »

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2-0 Celtic over Barca !!!!

Tony Watt scores on his Champions League debut at 18 years of age to put Celtic up two nil. What an incredible moment / result !!!

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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2012, 04:33:14 PM »

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Oh oh ... Messi just scored. Gotta stand firm defensively. Hang on to the result.

Go on Celtic !!!

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2012, 04:39:04 PM »

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Celtic win !!! Celtic win !!!

Excellent defensive organization. Two outstanding performances back-to-back from Celtic against a vastly superior Barcelona side. They deserve a great amount of credit for what they have just done.

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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 04:39:40 PM »

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