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Friday, August 28, 2009

Lady Luck Smiles At Arsenal in the Champions League Group Stage Draw

Arsenal got lucky in the Champions League Group Stages draw on Thursday. They managed to avoid dangerous teams from the second seed such as Real Madrid, Lyon, Internazionale Milano, Juventus and Porto.

Incredible luck was with the Gunners and it saw them get relatively easy opponents in their group. They were drawn in group H and received as opponents Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, Greeks Olympiacos, and Belgian club Standard Liege.

Group H
1. Arsenal
2. AZ
3. Olympiacos
4. Standard Liege

Arsenal will resume their quest for European silverware on September 16, when they will travel to meet Belgian team Standard Liege.

Here is how the other groups turned out:

Goup A
1. Bayern
2. Juventus
3. Bordeaux
4. Maccabi Haifa

Group B
1. Manchester United
2. CSKA Moskva
3. Besiktas
4. Wolfsburg

Group C
1. Milan
2. Real Madrid
3. Marseille
4. Zurich

Group D
2. Porto
3. Atletico

Group E
1. Liverpool
2. Lyon
3. Fiorentina
4. Debrecen

Group F
1. Barcelona
2. Internazionale
3. Dynamo Kyiv
4. Rubin

Group G
1. Sevilla
2. Rangers
3. Stuttgart
4. Unirea Urziceni

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