Rome sweet Rome

Join the debate on the draw for the UEFA Champions League

Last updated: 28th August 2008  

Rome sweet Rome

The draw for the early stages of the UEFA Champions League has been made in Monaco and we would like your thoughts on the groups.

Can holders Manchester United come through Group E? Are the Spaniards of Villarreal likely to present the toughest obstacle en route to defending their crown?

What about the Battle of Britain between the holders and Celtic? Can Gordon Strachan put one over on his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson?

Chelsea have been drawn in the same group as Roma. Can Luiz Felipe Scolari get past the Italians and take the Blues back to the final? Will Bordeaux and Romanian debutants CFR Clujnapoca prove a surprise package?

Can Arsenal see off Porto, Fenerbahce and Dynamo Kiev?

What about Liverpool? Can they put their problems in the qualifying tie with Standard Liege behind them and get out of Group D?

Which of the eight groups do you think is the toughest? Are we looking at an all-Premier League final once again?

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Ollie Larsson says...

United have played Celtic at OT on many occasions for testimonials and the atmosphere is fantastic with both sets of fans coming along great together. Many United fans support Celtic as a second team but in the champs league i hope we show them that English football is the best in the world and they can stop worrying about Villareal and instead realize they have to play two games against the best team in Europe !

Posted 09:35 30th August 2008

Brian Docherty (Celtic fan) says...

I hope we can produce a miracle again. Not chuffed to have Aalborg first, it will be their cup final. I think our group will be tighter than most people think with a lot of home wins. C'mon the hoops!

Posted 06:45 30th August 2008

Matty Stokes says...

Chelsea get easy teams every year in the champs league usually until they get liverpool n get knocked out apart from last year and again they'll win their easy boring group. Man utd i think we will get through our group top but might sturggle again against Celtic. Liverpool will probably do well again even if they start poorly they will turn it around and Arsenal i think will get through but they will struggle and not get much further after that!!

Posted 03:59 30th August 2008

Craig Williams (Manchester United fan) says...

Celtic for a European title..........Uefa Cup all the way!!!

Posted 17:22 29th August 2008

Adie Morgan (Liverpool fan) says...

This time last year Liverpool would have 1 point in the Prem and been out of Europe, when players from Euros and Olympics get back into swing of things and Keane finds form with Torres ,along with Riera adding with we will see something special. Come the end of the season will have number 6????? hopefully, but would rather have the Prem like most red fans. Rafa YNWA

Posted 15:00 29th August 2008

James Garner (Manchester United fan) says...

Manchester Utd and Chelsea will dominate their groups, Liverpool and Arsenal I think will have a tough time but in the end show their premiership pedigree and get into the 1st round knockout. Celtic I think have the heart and passion to get into first round knockout too. I foresee another all English Final. Best of luck to all 5 British teams though!

Posted 14:03 29th August 2008

John Clarke says...

As a Chelsea fan I think we have a good draw. All English clubs should qualify from the groups and then the competition starts for real. I would not write off Liverpool as a major threat because of thier European pedigree. ManU and Arsenal I am not so sure about. ManU will find this trophy harder to retain than any other. What ever happens an English team to win CL and prove we are the best in Europe.

Posted 13:47 29th August 2008

Ian Mcdade says...

Delighted with the draw. Celtic have a fine record against United and would have knocked them out two seasons ago had it been aggregate score. Villareal are a tough proposition however I cant see them having the same success as Celtic, against United. The game away to Aalborg may turn out to be Celtic's most crucial. C'mon the Hoops.

Posted 12:56 29th August 2008

John Burns (Celtic fan) says...

I only expect Celtic to drop 5 points from our 6 games! so 13 points should see us through.. an away defeat at Mank U' and a draw at Villarreal .. you know it makes sense!!

Posted 12:52 29th August 2008

Tim Hooper says...

Remember a few season's ago when all United fans thought they would get an "easy" 6 points of Celtic but that man Nakamura stepped up and spoiled their party. Same again this year. C'mon the Hoops

Posted 12:26 29th August 2008

Martin Szemis (Celtic fan) says...

What a great draw. I have a sneeking suspicion that this is the year we get the away win we crave. MON THE HOOPS!!!

Posted 18:10 28th August 2008

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