Fri, 31 Aug 2007 02:59:56
Source: PressTV and agencies
UEFA Champions Leag draw is fixed
The group stage of the Champions League draw was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and the 32 teams were split into 8 groups of four.
However one place in the group stage is yet to be filled, as the second leg of AEK Athens FC's third qualifying round tie with Sevilla FC was postponed to Monday 3 September due to the death of the Spanish club's midfielder Antonio Puerta on Tuesday. The eventual winners will play in Group H against Arsenal FC, FC Steaua Bucure?ti and SK Slavia Praha, newcomers to this stage.
The group stage for Groups A,B,C and D will kick off on Tuesday September 18, and for Groups E,F,G and H on Wednesday September19.
Group A: Liverpool, Porto, Marseille, Besiktas
Group B: Chelsea, Valencia, FC Schalke, Rosenborg
Group C: Real Madrid, Werder Bremen, Lazio, Olympiakos
Group D: AC Milan, Benfica, Celtic, Shakhtar Donetsk
Group E: FC Barcelona, Lyon, Stuttgart, Rangers
Group F: Manchester United, AS Roma, Sporting Lisbon, Dynamo Kiev
Group G: Internazionale, PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce
Group H: Arsenal, (Sevilla or AEK Athens), Steaua Bucharest, Slavia Prague