Friday, December 15, 2006

Brit's Champion's League draw looking good..

The five remaining British teams in the Champions League had mixed fortunes in today's draw for the first knockout round. Liverpool were handed a tough looking assignment away to Barca first leg, providing the reds keep their heads in the Nou Camp and don't get stuffed then they've got a very good chance of beating Barca over two legs as Barca don't look half the side they were last season minus Eto'o up front. If Barca under estimate Liverpool it will be to their cost.

Celtic face AC Milan who are of course capable of beating anyone and as such I doubt Gordon Strachan's side will come out on top over the two legs, but you never know as Milan have been blowing hot and cold this season following the turmoil of the summer and the departures that followed.

Chelsea face Mourinho's old club Porto, this game will be very interesting as the opposition will know as much about Chelsea as Jose will know about his old club. Again nothing can be taken for granted for the West London club, but all thins being equal Chelsea will prevail.

Arsenal face PSV and this looks like a fairly easy tie for the Gunners, I'd be amazed if Arsenal don't progress to the next round, the same goes for my club United. The reds should be too good for Lille over two legs - the only thing which may stop United is Ferguson's crass stupidity and complacency regarding team selection.

All in all we should see at least three British clubs in the next round, and if that happens we will then see two British clubs meeting for certain. No way will Uefa allow two British clubs to reach the final.

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