UEFA Champions League 2007/08: Group Stage Draw

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monaco was the location for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage draw. Before the draw took place there was a one minute silence in memory of Antonio Puerta who died earlier this week after collapsing during a La Liga match for Sevilla who then died on Tuesday, August 28. Due to this, Sevilla's Champions League qualifier was postponed which resulted in them and AEK Athens being drawn together.

Manchester Utd will play AS Roma again, after beating them in the Final 16 last year, in Group F, whilst Celtic will meet the defending champions AC Milan in Group D. Celtic lost against Milan in the Final 16 last year but will hope to avenge them.

Scottish football club Rangers, how have yet to beat a Spanish side in the Champions League, will get to meet Barcelona in Group E. Rangers also have both the French champions and the German champions, Lyon and Stuttgart.

The full draw is as follows:

Group A
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Liverpool
Flag of Portugal
F.C. Porto
Flag of France
Marseille
Flag of Turkey
Beşiktaş J.K.
Group B
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Chelsea
Flag of Spain
Valencia
Flag of Germany
FC Schalke 04
Flag of Denmark
Rosenborg
Group C
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Real Madrid
Flag of Germany
Werder Bremen
Flag of Italy
S.S. Lazio
Flag of Greece

Olympiacos

Group D
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AC Milan
Flag of Portugal
Benfica
Flag of Scotland
Celtic
Flag of Ukraine
Shakhtar Donetsk
Group E
Flag of Spain
Barcelona
Flag of France
Olympique Lyonnais
Flag of Germany
Stuttgart
Flag of Scotland
Rangers
Group F
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Manchester United
Flag of Italy
AS Roma
Flag of Portugal
Sporting Lisbon
Flag of Ukraine
Dynamo Kyiv
Group G
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Inter Milan
Flag of the Netherlands
PSV Eindhoven
Flag of Russia
CSKA Moscow
Flag of Turkey
Fenerbahçe
Group H
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Arsenal
Flag of Spain
Sevilla
Flag of Romania
Steaua Bucureşti
Flag of the Czech Republic
Slavia Prague

Goalkeeper of the Year
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Petr Cech

Defender of the Year
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Paulo Maldini

Midfielder of the Year
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Clarence Seedorf

Forward of the Year
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Kaká

UEFA Club Footballer of the Year 2007
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Kaká



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