Friday, August 29, 2008

The UCL's Rivals are ready!

United will face the Scottish Champions Celtic, Villarreal and Danish side Aalborg in Group E.

United star Cristiano Ronaldo was named Uefa's European Club Footballer of the Year in Monaco. Ronaldo, who scored 8 goals in the UCL last competition, had also won the award for the forward of the year.

The other awards went to rivals Chelsea, with Petr Cech(goalkeeper), John Terry(defender) and Frank Lampard(midfielder) all voted the best at their position.

The first set of matches will be played on 16/17 September.

Full Champions league draw:

Group A:

Chelsea, Roma, Bordeaux, CFR Cluj

Group B:

Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, Panathinaikos, Anorthosis Famagusta

Group C:

Barcelona, Sporting lisbon, Basel, Shakhtar Donetsk

Group D:

Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven, Marseille, Atletico Madrid

Group E:

Man Utd, Celtic, Villarreal, Aalborg

Group F: 

Lyon, Bayern Munich, Steaua Bucharest, Fiorentina

Group G:

Arsenal, Porto, Fenerbahce, Dynamo Kiev

Group H:

Real Madrid, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Bate Borisov

Games will be played on the following dates:

16/17 September, 30 September - 1 October, 21/22 October, 4/5 November, 25/26 November, 9/10 December.

Source: BBC Sports

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