Thursday, 11 December 2008

Potential last 32 opponents

Those teams finishing 3rd place in the Champions League group stages (who UEFA Cup Group stage 2nd placers get):

Bordeaux, Werder Bremen, Shakhtar Donetsk, Marseille, Aalborg, Fiorentina, Dinamo Kiev and Zenit St Petersburg.

To be honest I wouldn't fancy us against any of those teams, with the possible exceptions of Aalborg (who themselves looked very good at Old Trafford last night) and the two sides from the Ukraine. So we really need 1st place in our group. For that we need to beat Santander or rely on PSG getting something against Steve McClaren's FC Twente.

1 comment:

jfell said...

Would players purchased from Champions League teams be cup-tied for the EUFA Cup?

I've also been told that there is a January "slate wiping" and players that were previously cup-tied won't be any longer.