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Friday, August 26, 2005

Champions League Draw - Liverpool & Chelsea Part II

Liverpool and Chelsea coming together for the group stages of the Champions League seemed as hitting a bollard in the middle of the road. You look to go left or right to preferably evade around it, but it seems ironic that you end up making contact nonetheless. The chances of meeting Chelsea again surely couldn't have been that great out of 31 teams but there we are. To be frank, it is as if someone fixed the draw for these two teams to meet. That's to look at it from a sarcastic view.

From a prospective view, not only is it one of the more attractive fixtures in the campaign, but it gives Chelsea the opportunity to avenge, as we did against Bayer Leverkusen, and looking at how they particularly finished off West Brom, they are set in a good position to take charge of Group G. Add to that Belgian side Anderlecht and Spain's Real Betis, who finished 2nd and 4th in their respective leagues, Group G will be a difficult group to manipulate. Less so, perhaps, for a dogged, determined Chelsea side with an equally dogged, determined manager. I'm looking forward to what the media will no doubt bill as 'Champions League - Liverpool v Chelsea - Part II'.



Blogger SKG said...

Liverpool and Chelsea played each other a total of 5 times last season. By being drawn in the same Champions League group the two sides will play each other a minimum of 4 times this season.

Even though Anderlect and Real Betis will be no push overs, I expect Liverpool and Chelsea to qualify comfortably. I look forward to Benitez v Mourinho again!

8/26/2005 5:45 pm

Blogger T said...

SKG, I don't want to deliberately put the fear factor in Pool fans but Betis are a real banana skin team.

Joaquin and Ricardo Oliveira are two forward players who would not be out of place in any top team, and they have that smooth style of play familiar to top Spanish teams that can overwhlem any team.

The opening group match between Betis and Liverpool in Spain could prove instrumental in deciding which of these two teams qualify.

9/01/2005 11:33 am


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