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    UEFA Champions League 2015/16

    Less than a month after our glorious triumph in Berlin and the capture of our 5th European Cup, the UEFA Champions League returns tonight!

    Will this finally be the season when a side manages to retain the Holy Grail of club football? Will it be Lucho's boys who finally break the long-standing curse? Let's certainly hope so. For my part, I think we can do it, the presence of MSN (let alone the rest of our squad) guarantees that we are always in with a very good chance, no matter the level of the opposition.

    This season, may also be the first time in Champions League history when a national league, in this case La Liga, manages to send 5 different clubs in the Group Stage. That will only happen if Valencia make it past the play-off round, which will probably not be very easy at all.

    We also have a new seeding system for the Group Stage draw. The eight (8) different national champions of the Top 8 divisions in Europe will be seeded in the first pot, while high-ranked clubs such as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal will be relegated to Pot 2. That means that we are likely to face a very tough group this coming season. Ironically, the new seeding method, will benefit the high-ranked non-Champions as they will all avoid each other, and at the same time will have very good chances of drawing the champions of Portugal/Netherlands/Russia.





    Pot 1:


    Barcelona
    Chelsea
    Bayern Munich
    Juventus
    Benfica
    PSG
    Zenit
    PSV


    Pot 2:


    Real Madrid
    Atletico Madrid
    Porto
    Arsenal
    Manchester City


    Pot 2/3:


    Sevilla
    Lyon
    Dynamo Kiev


    Pot 3:

    Olympiacos
    Galatasaray


    Pot 3/4:

    AS Roma
    Borussia M'gladbach
    Wolfsburg

    Pot 4:

    Gent


    Manchester United, Valencia and Leverkusen will enter the play-off round seeded as "strong". Sporting and Lazio will have to wait to see where they will be seeded in the play-off round. Shaktar, Ajax, CSKA Moscow, Club Brugge, Monaco, Young Boys, Sparta Prague, Fenerbache, Panathinaikos and Rapid Wien all join in the 3rd qualifying round. The first five of those clubs will be seeded.


    As for tonight's games, all minnow encounters of course:


    Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) vs FC Santa Coloma (AND)
    Crusaders (NIR) vs Levadia Talinn (EST)
    Pyunik (ARM) vs Folgore (SMA)

    Tomorrow:

    B36 Torshavn (FOI) vs The New Saints (WAL)
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    Tonight games results:

    Pyunik 2-1 Folgore
    Loncoln Red Imps 0-0 FC Santa Coloma
    Crusaders 0-0 Levadia

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    Real in pot 2?Don't want us to draw them in groups.

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    Crusaders from Northern Ireland and Dundalk(the best Irish side I'v seen in awhile) are the two teams il be keeping an eye on. Dundalk play BATE borisov. Really tough fixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neymessi View Post
    Real in pot 2?Don't want us to draw them in groups.
    Teams from the same league can't be in the same group.

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    Hopefully we get Porto or Arsenal. Playing vs Man City again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alik View Post
    Hopefully we get Porto or Arsenal. Playing vs Man City again...
    Man U, Valencia, Leverkusen, Sevilla, Lyon and Dynamo Kiev are the candidates to take the 3 remaining places in Pot 2. So, there is an extremely high possibility of us drawing an EPL club in the GS. Arsenal/City/United/Porto are our possible rivals in the GS. If anything, this automatic top-seeding of the 8 league champions works against them.

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    Il take Man United. Why not?

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    Finally exciting group stage, sick and tired of the same teams every year.

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    Any link for the match: B36 - The New Saints ?

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    Let's be the first team to defend the CL and give Messi an Iniesta the "Pentuple" and Barca two "sextuples"(Of UCLs and overall trophies) this season


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cule4life View Post
    Let's be the first team to defend the CL and give Messi an Iniesta the "Pentuple" and Barca two "sextuples"(Of UCLs and overall trophies) this season

    Stole the words from my mouth.

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    bring on whoever...

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    With this seeding change, there could be some finals in CL as early as the last 16.

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    Barca and Man City in the same group inc .