The UEFA Champions League 08/09 Group Stages Draw

Bevan BollandAnalyst IAugust 28, 2008

After all the corporate frivolities and festivities it was eventually time for the highly-anticipated UEFA Champions League Group Stages draw. Here it is in full:


Group A

Chelsea (Eng)

Roma (Ita)

Bordeaux (Fra)

Cluj (Rom)


Group B

Inter Milan (Ita)

Werder Bremen (Ger)

Panathanaikos (Gre)

Anorthosis Famagusta (Cyp)


Group C

Barcelona (Spa)

Sporting Lisbon (Por)

Basel (Swi)

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr)


Group D

Liverpool (Eng)

PSV Eindhoven (Hol)

Marseille (Fra)

Atletico Madrid (Spa)


Group E

Manchester United (Eng)

Villareal (Spa)

Celtic (Sco)

Aalborg (Den)


Group F

Lyon (Fra)

Bayern Munich (Ger)

Steaua Bucarest (Rom)

Fiorentina (Ita)


Group G

Arsenal (Eng)

Porto (Por)

Fenerbahce (Tur)

Dynamo Kiev (Ukr)


Group H

Real Madrid (Spa)

Juventus (Ita)

Zenit St. Petersburg (Rus)

Bate Borisov (Bel)


The final will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.


Awards were also presented:

Goalkeeper of the Year: Petr Cech (Chelsea)

Defender of the Year: John Terry (Chelsea)

Midfielder of the Year: Frank Lampard (Chelsea)

Forward of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)


So that's the draw.

Are you happy with your team's draw?

Do you agree with the winners of the player awards?

Who do you think will qualify for the knockout rounds?

Who do think will win this season's UEFA Champions League?