Finally, the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League draw is done and we know who's playing who and when.
I really don't like predicting who's going to advance from the group stage, if only because I often get it wrong. (The last time I did this, for the 2007-08 season, I got 11 out of 16, marginally better than a blind monkey picking out of a hat might do).
I'd rather talk about what the toughest groups this year are (Group C: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Marseille and Zürich) and the easiest (Group G: Sevilla, Rangers, Stuttgart and Unirea Urziceni, with the former two owing their seedings to their performance in the UEFA Cup).
Still, there's a job to do. The group stage kicks off on Sept. 15, so here goes...
Manchester United looks weaker than last season on paper without
Chelsea's recent record in Europe speaks for itself.
Liverpool, at least until we find out if
The other "Group of Death" (if "Group of Death" weren't such an idiotic term). There will be a number of homecomings when Barcelona (
This is the classic balanced group where anything can happen. Sevilla is favorite on paper, and