I’ve been kind of melting in this last summer heat weather… I know I will regret saying this later but I really need some fall and more chill weather, I’ll complaint about it later when I am freezing lol
Anyways a lot to talk but as of now, let’s talk about the UEFA Champions League, because hello now we know the groups and it’s all set to go on September 17th and 18th… Those are the days, so mark them in your calendars, first game for everyone! The group stage look like a lot of fun or not depending on what group your team is…
It all started with all the name of the teams in the little balls, which were taken from a bowl and we all were waiting to see who will face who in this first stage…
And after all that ball picking and wondering we finally have the group stage ready! and it looks like this:
There was a lot of debate about which group will be the hardest one, I am still thinking about it, a lot of people say that Arsenal in group F is the difficult one, but I am not sure…
I think Real Madrid group B is not as easy as some might think, base on previous seasons, last year eliminating Galatasary was not easy and it gave them a lot of trouble, and they have Juventus in the same group an Italian club that they haven’t been able to win comfortable in a while, so in my opinion it’s a difficult group.
I also think that Barcelonas’ group H it’s a difficult one Milan is a competitive club and has a champions league history, Ajax might not be at the same level as it was some years ago but still can complicate them too, and you have Celtic, in my opinion when almost all teams in your group might not be as good as you are but they have complicated you or can complicate you it means that anything can happen, so for that reason this two groups are difficult.
It’s not like Chelsea for example in group E in theory the teams in their group are not at the same level as they are or you don’t think they can not complicated them that much, you will expect Chelsea to move forward without much problem, that’s a kind of easy group to say something….
I think the normal group is when you have two teams that you know or expect them to advance to the next stage, that is not easy but a kind of normal competitiveness to have in first stage of a competition, when you have three teams or all in your group with possibilities in theory to advance then you might have a problem or what we call a hard or difficult group! In World Cup lingo that’s the “group of death”….
What is for sure is that until the ball starts rolling we won’t know… and until it will stop rolling we won’t know either and everything and anything can happen, that’s why this is so excited!! La Orejona or the trophy with the big ears is waiting for the same or a new champion!!
I can wait! 🙂
In the same event Franck Ribéry was awared with the 2012/13 UEFA Best Player in Europe, a big honor and big accomplishment for the French player currently in Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, so Congrats to him!!
So for now I leave you with the UEFA Champions League official theme song!! (Just to get us into the mood, not that we need it but is excited to listen to it!)
Thanks for reading, feel free to share what team you are supporting and how you feel about their group!
Pictures thanks to the uefa.com and video from YouTube user gorgul90