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      UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20

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      JD
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      UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Aug 28, 2019 01:40:00 pm
      Thursday evening, starts at 5pm UK time.

      There are 3 teams yet to play their second legs today before the final pots can be decided so there is a slight chance of promotion for a couple of teams at the top of pots 3 and 4.

      Pot 1

      European Champions and Super Cup holders Liverpool FC
      UEFA Cup winners Chelsea
      Barcelona
      Manchester City
      Juventus
      Bayern München
      Paris Saint-Germain
      Zenit

      Pot 2

      Real Madrid
      Atletico Madrid
      Borussia Dortmund
      Napoli
      Shakhtar Donetsk
      Spurs
      Ajax * (0-0 in the first leg v Nicosia)
      Benfica

      Pot 3

      Lyon
      Bayer Leverkusen
      FC Salzburg
      Olympiacos
      Brugge * (lead 1-0 going into second leg v LASK)
      Valencia
      Inter Milan
      Dinamo Zagreb

      Pot 4

      Lokomotiv Moscow
      Racing Genk
      Galatasaray
      RB Leipzig
      Slavia Prague * (lead 1-0 going into second leg v Cluj)
      Red Star Belgrade
      Atalanta
      Lille

      I'd take a nice trip to France - Lille or Lyon.  Be good to go back to Atletico's ground a few months on - would be a good game too.  Salzburg, Leipzig, Valencia, Brugges.  All interesting places I'd imagine for the travelling fans.

      It's crazy to think that we were in pot 3 last year looking at the teams in there.  PSG and Napoli mustn't have believed their bad luck to have drawn us in a group!

      Be interested to hear what you think would be the toughest group we could get?
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #1: Aug 28, 2019 02:07:38 pm
      PSG and Napoli mustn't have believed their bad luck to have drawn us in a group!

      That really was the "Group of Death" last season.

      Atletico Madrid
      Inter Milan
      Lille

      That'd be a solid mix or great games & shorter travel.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #2: Aug 28, 2019 02:13:59 pm
      Ajax, Valencia + Atalanta

      Nome nice places to visit there, and none where the fans have been too recently.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #3: Aug 28, 2019 02:24:08 pm
      A few seasons ago I could have had an educated guess at who the toughest sides in group 3 and 4 would have been.  But now that we've won it and been playing so well in recent years I'm not as familiar with the European lower 16! ;)

      Who's the trickiest teams in the bottom two pots?  Lyon any good? (If Ajax get knocked out tonight then they would be in pot 2)
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #4: Aug 28, 2019 02:53:09 pm
      You could say "pots" of options, sorry could not resist the pun. Anyway should be an interesting draw.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #5: Aug 28, 2019 03:20:16 pm
      Looking forward to an interesting draw.

      Would like to see

      Liverpool
      Benfica
      Valencia
      Atalanta
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #6: Aug 28, 2019 03:42:28 pm
      Ajax, Inter, Prague.

      Boss aways for the lads.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #7: Aug 28, 2019 05:25:07 pm
      Napoli cos we got their measure and psychologically they'll be fu**ed,

      Valencia,  Spanish,  not too far to travel,

      Lille,  French,  will sh*t themselves literally,  again not much travelling,  any of the above won't have a f***in chance against us, nice easy route to the group stage, let's be honest there isn't a club in the whole of Europe will fancy playing us,

      Bring it on, let's get No 7, the King's number,
      Really not bothered who we get, tbh, they'll all sh*t themselves if the draw us.



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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #8: Aug 28, 2019 06:07:39 pm
      I read that LFC are the team to avoid from the lower pots.....hold on a minute..........:-)
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #9: Aug 28, 2019 06:22:40 pm
      Give us Real Madrid, be good to beat them home and away.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #10: Aug 28, 2019 06:26:33 pm
      Give us Real Madrid, be good to beat them home and away.

      I would love Real - they would SHIT their pants playing us, absolute fact.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #11: Aug 29, 2019 02:56:17 am
      I conducted the draw tonight, as I am hopelessly obsessed as usual.

      We got Atletico, Olympiacos and Atalanta, so a lot of Mediterranean climes up ahead for the traveling fans.

      City got Real Madrid, Inter and Red Bull Leipzig. Lucky Chelsea got Shaktar, Zagreb and Genk.

      My League Cup draw only got one out of 16 ties correct, so I'm not holding my breath.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #12: Aug 29, 2019 03:41:52 am
      How the hell are Real Madrid in the second pot? Not that I’d worry too much about drawing them but they’ve won it 3 out of 4 seasons
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #13: Aug 29, 2019 05:28:59 am
      How the hell are Real Madrid in the second pot? Not that I’d worry too much about drawing them but they’ve won it 3 out of 4 seasons

      Exactly what I was about to mention. Seems bizarre.

      Would like to get Ajax, Valencia and Lille.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #14: Aug 29, 2019 06:53:14 am
      As holders do we start the Group stages off by playing on Tuesday of the opening week as opposed to Wednesday? I need time of work and want to know ASAP!
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #15: Aug 29, 2019 11:04:10 am
      I conducted the draw tonight, as I am hopelessly obsessed as usual.

      We got Atletico, Olympiacos and Atalanta, so a lot of Mediterranean climes up ahead for the traveling fans.

      City got Real Madrid, Inter and Red Bull Leipzig. Lucky Chelsea got Shaktar, Zagreb and Genk.

      My League Cup draw only got one out of 16 ties correct, so I'm not holding my breath.
      Blimey mate, think you may need to get out more...
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #16: Aug 29, 2019 12:30:31 pm
      I conducted the draw tonight, as I am hopelessly obsessed as usual.

      I have a little script I wrote a few years ago.  Enter the teams, countries and seedings.  It then generates random groups using the country protections etc.  Set it to run 10,000 times and here's what it come back with.

      Basically pot 2 was a bit random, but Valencia and Lille featured heavily in pot 3 and pot 4.  Like I said - just a bit of interest for nerds.

      The numbers are the number of times each option appeared out of 10,000!  (Worth noting that there were a total of 376 different group combinations for the reds!)

      Yes, I know I need to get a life although in my defence I did write the script a few years ago!  (Numbers below refer to how many times out of 10k they appeared) :action-smiley-057:



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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #17: Aug 29, 2019 03:30:15 pm
      Liverpool
      Borussia Dortmund
      Bayer Leverkusen
      RB Leipzig..

      What the chances..
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #18: Aug 29, 2019 03:43:09 pm
      Liverpool
      Borussia Dortmund
      Bayer Leverkusen
      RB Leipzig..

      What the chances..

      0%
      No teams from the same country.
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #19: Aug 29, 2019 03:43:28 pm
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #20: Aug 29, 2019 03:50:12 pm
      I did one of those draw simulations i came out with a decent draw for us.

      Liverpool FC
      Benfica
      Lyon
      Genk
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #21: Aug 29, 2019 04:35:50 pm
      Looking forward to the start of the C.L games. Should be interesting to see what teams, we come up against
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #22: Aug 29, 2019 04:46:23 pm
      Wonder what is the best way to listen to the draw ?
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #23: Aug 29, 2019 04:54:27 pm
      Wonder what is the best way to listen to the draw ?


      BBC radio live 5?
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      Re: UEFA Champions League Group Draw 2019/20
      Reply #24: Aug 29, 2019 05:11:32 pm

      Holy sh*t, that’s great!!
      Love the clip of Robbo giving Messi the “f**k you” slap.

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