Champions League Thread 2005-2006

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  1. Discuss the European Champions League in this thread, and bow down to your European Champions exclusively, here.

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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Yet again UEFA do Liberpool a favour with another easy draw for their third round qualifier, Sofia or Tirana in the third round for the Spanish Armada, well it could have been easier they might have got Shels, altough they still have a chance to get though next week, score draw will do the trick and then Rosenborg in the third round.

    Safe to say we won't be seeing Celtic in Europe after their embarrassing display in Slovakia on Wednesday, proves already how good a manager Martin O'Neill really is if he could get the same team to a UEFA Cup final and the group stages of the Champions League.

    Champions League third qualifying round draw :

    Basle 1893 v Werder Bremen

    Celtic/Artmedia Bratislava v Partizan Belgrade/FC Sheriff

    Shakhtar Donetsk v Inter Milan

    SHELBOURNE/Steaua Bucharest v Rosenborg

    Manchester United v Debrecen/Hajduk Split

    Malmo or Maccabi Haifa v Dynamo Kiev or FC Thun

    Everton v Villarreal

    Liberpool/Kaunas v CSKA Sofia/Dinamo Tirana

    Sporting Lisbon v Udinese

    Valerenga/FC Haka v Clube Brugge

    Rapid Vienna/F91 Dudelange v Rabotnicki/Lokomotiv Moscow

    Anderlecht/Neftchi v Slavia Prague

    Trabzonspor/Anorthosis v RANGERS

    Brondby/Dynamo Tbilisi v Ajax

    Real Betis v Monaco

    Wisla Krakow v Panathinaikos
  4. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Third qualifying round - First leg

    Match kick-offs are listed in local time


    Man. United 20:05 Debrecen ---- 8:00pm BBC1
    Everton 20:05 Villarreal --- 7:30pm ITV2
    Wisla 20:45 Panathinaikos
    Anorthosis 21:00 Rangers
    VÃ¥lerenga 21:00 Club Brugge
    Betis 22:00 Monaco


    Malmö 18:45 Thun
    Brøndby 19:00 Ajax
    Artmedia 20:00 Partizan
    Anderlecht 20:30 Slavia
    Basel 20:45 Bremen
    Rapid 20:45 Lokomotiv Moskva
    Shakhtar 21:00 Internazionale
    Steaua 21:00 Rosenborg
    Sporting 21:15 Udinese
    CSKA Sofia 21:45 Liverpool
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Third qualifying round - First leg

    Man. United 3-0 Debrecen
    Everton 1-2 Villarreal
    Wisla 3-1 Panathinaikos
    Anorthosis 1-2 Rangers
    VÃ¥lerenga 1-0 Club Brugge
    Betis 1-0 Monaco
    Malmö 0-1 Thun
    Brøndby 2-2 Ajax
    Artmedia 0-0 Partizan
    Anderlecht 2-1 Slavia
    Basel 2-1 Bremen
    Rapid 1-1 Lokomotiv Moskva
    Shakhtar 0-2 Internazionale
    Steaua 1-1 Rosenborg
    Sporting 0-1 Udinese
    CSKA Sofia 1-3 Liverpool

    No real surprises on the cards from the first leg matches. thought Panathinaikos would have done better in Krakow, decent result from Inter in Donetsk considering the scalps they picked up there last season. Suppose if Bremen went out to Basel that'd be a slight shock but they have the away goal and should win the return leg.
  6. We should be there now, but then again we should never have had to have been qualifying, the champions should be in automatically.
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well you've only got yourselves to blame for not being good enough to finish ahead of such an ordinary side like Everton. If you look at the players that Liberpool have the least they should be doing is picking up the 4th champions league qualifier spot. Yes there's been injuries but every squad has had injury problems, you certainly wouldn't have won that champions league semi-final if Chelsea had been at full strength, I know it does no good to dwell on such matters and Liberpool fans won't give a crap but it's true imo.

    Anyway second leg against Sofia should be a formality.
  8. That was close to being a full strength Chelsea team. We beat them, and we deserved to beat them. We took our chance, they didn't take theirs, therefore we deserved to win.
  9. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    OK it wasn't a full strength Chelsea team, no Robben, Duff, Bridge, Fereira, it wasn't even a goal, Sky proved that, but as I said it's all irrelevant now.
  10. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    The Champions League should really only be open to the top team from each league. Maybe if they need a bigger competition the second side from each league should go through qualifying. Also smaller teams should not be discriminated against.
  11. Robben played! Bridge not playing is a bonus and the others were long term. With the money they have Chelsea should not have a problem with injuries.

    As far as the goal - fine, no goal. But send Cech off and give Liverpool a penalty in front of the Kop with 4 minutes gone.
  12. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Actually no, it should have been a free again Baros for a high foot.
  13. Disagree with that totally, but at the end of the day, we're the champions, and that's that, as you've already said.
  14. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Draw for the group stages has been made in Monaco, certainly drawing up some interesting groups. Milan and Real Madrid seem to have got the toughest groups. The English clubs have avoided any real headaches, Liberpool Chelsea matches should be good alright but both will qualify so they won't be do or die like the semi-final last season.

    Group A
    Bayern Munich
    Club Brugge
    Rapid Vienna

    Group B
    Sparta Prague
    FC Thun

    Group C
    Werder Bremen

    Group D
    Manchester Utd

    Group E
    AC Milan
    Schalke 04

    Group F
    Real Madrid

    Group G
    Real Betis

    Group H
    Inter Milan
    FC Porto
    Artmedia Bratislava
  15. Group of death.

    Fix, imo.
  16. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    which one would that be E or F?
  17. G!

    That's a terrible group for us.
  18. Well, things get underway tonight with these fixtures:

    UEFA Champions League
    AC Milan v Fenerbahce, 19:45
    Artmedia Bratislava v Inter Milan, 19:45
    Chelsea v Anderlecht, 19:45
    Lyon v Real Madrid, 19:45
    Olympiacos v Rosenborg, 19:45
    PSV v Schalke 04, 19:45
    Rangers v FC Porto, 19:45
    Real Betis v Liverpool, 19:45
  19. I'll be sitting at home in my FC Thun shirt, supporting them against Arsenal tommorrow.

    I'm not kidding either, I really do have one...

  20. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Group of death my arse, already 2-0 up in Betis with the reserve team out.
  21. harrison2468

    harrison2468 Guest

    Go Lyon!!!
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