2012-13 Champions League Qualifiers and Draw

Today’s Champions League Qualifiers: 

Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1-1 BATE Borisov  (1-3 on aggregate)

Anderlecht 2-0 AEL Limassol (3-2)

Maribor 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb (1-3)

Udinese 1-1 (4-5 PSO) Braga (2-2)

Panathanaikos 0-0 Malaga (0-2)

No real surprises, then.

August 29th Champions League Qualifiers, 19:45 BST

The last two games are really mouthwatering, and Celtic could finally advance to the group stages.

CFR Cluj-Basel (2-1)

Celtic-Helsingborg (2-0)

Fenerbahce-Spartak Moscow (1-2)

Dynamo Kyiv-Borussia Monchengladbach (3-1)

Lille-Copenhagen (0-1)

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW

-Teams to avoid capitalized and in bold

-Lucky draws underlined

-Clubs cannot be drawn against a club from the same country

Pot 1

2

3

4

Chelsea

Valencia

Ajax

BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Barcelona

Benfica

Anderlecht

BATE Borisov

Manchester United

Shakhtar Donetsk

JUVENTUS

Dinamo Zagreb

Bayern Munich

Zenit St. Petersburg

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN

Malaga

Real Madrid

Schalke 04

Winner of Copenhagen-Lille

Montpellier

Arsenal

MANCHESTER CITY

Winner of Spartak Moscow-Fenerbahce

Nordsjaelland

Porto

Braga

Galatasaray, Olympiacos, Basel, Celtic, or CFR Cluj

Galatasaray, Borussia Monchengladbach, CFR Cluj, Celtic, or Helsingborg

AC Milan

Dynamo Kyiv(with win)/Olympiacos

See Above

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WHICH TEAMS WILL BE IN POTS 3 AND 4?

 

Cluj defeats Basel (Cluj up 2-1, at Basel)

Basel wins

Kyiv defeats Monchengladbach (Kyiv up 3-1, at home)

Pot 3: Olympiacos, Galatasaray

Pot 4: Helsingborg-Celtic winner, Cluj

Pot 3: Olympiacos, Basel

Pot 4: Galatasaray, Helsingborg-Celtic winner

Monchengladbach wins

Pot 3: Galatasaray, Celtic/Cluj

Pot 4: Cluj/Helsingborg, Monchengladbach

Pot 3: Galatasaray, Basel

Pot 4: Helsingborg-Celtic winner, Monchengladbach

Potential Group of Death:

Real Madrid

Manchester City

Juventus OR Paris Saint-Germain

Borussia Dortmund

The winners of Europe’s four major league could get drawn together (Madrid, City, Juventus, Dortmund)

Group of Life:

Porto

Braga

Anderlecht

Helsingborg-Celtic winner

Seriously, who would be favored to advance here? Porto crashed out of last year’s Champions League from a group that was just as easy- it did involve long trips to Russia and Ukraine.

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