The 32 teams qualified for the group stage of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League placed in eight groups :

Group draw

Bayern and Man City, Dortmund and Arsenal, Chelsea and Schalke find themselves in similar group as they were last season.Arsenal & Manchester City find themselves again in a tricky group.Hard to choose whether Group D or E is the group of death. These eight groups will certainly provide exciting matches.Time to gear up for Football crazy season.

UCL SF

 

Atletico Madrid hoping for first ever UEFA Champions League  trophy. Chelsea seeking 2nd trophy in three years. Real Madrid lusting ‘La Decima’ & Bayern Munich wanting to keep the trophy. A perfect semifinal setup for some mouth-watering  two-legged  football.

Semi-Final Fixtures:

22 April: Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea

23 April: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

29 April: Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

 30 April: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid

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PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN V CHELSEA

PSG vs Chelsea is really going to be intriguing with all the others having clear favorites but this one can go either way.Certainly the most open quarter final tie this season in my opinion .

MANCHESTER UNITED V BAYERN MUNICH

Manchester United have a tough test in Bayern Munich. With Van Persie out for six weeks with knee injury its nothing less than a nightmare. But they only need to remember how Liverpool FC (2005) and Chelsea FC (2012) stole the Champions league after difficult Premier League campaigns.

BARCELONA V ATLETICO MADRID

An all-Spanish clash between Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid , first time in the history of champions league. They didn’t beat each other in any of the 3 matches between them this season. Perfect recipe for an El Classico level bonanza .

REAL MADRID V BORUSSIA DORTMUND

This game might already be all settled with Robert Lewandowski suspended for the first leg and Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale operating in full capacity.

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March 2014 - Super Football Bonanaza

Football Crazy Month. Big teams , Big matches.

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2013/14 UEFA Champions Legue : Round of 16 draws

The match-ups for the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League round of 16.

 

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The moment has come which defines the 32 teams  into eight superfine groups for the FIFA world cup finals to be held in Samba nation Brazil and also lead to six months of dissecting , formulating alien plans .The national teams that made it to the Brazil World Cup finals also got to know their first rivals and also the cities where they will be based during the initial stage of the tournament.

The draw for the finals took place at the Costa do Sauípe resort, in the north coast of the state of Bahia. Here’s a look at the format by which the draws were made.

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The draw  produced eight groups of four teams (A to H) for the first round group phase. Each group consisted of one team from each pot.

The teams in Pot 1 were placed automatically in position 1 for the groups in which they were drawn.  Brazil was automatically placed in position 1 in Group A. The position of the other teams in the groups were classified 2, 3, 4 according to the draw.

Pot 2 featured teams from three confederations (Africa, South America and Europe).

At the beginning of the draw, there was a Pot X with the four South American seeded teams. One of these teams were drawn into the group in which the European nation from Pot 2 entered.

This European team  joined this group and the other teams from Pot 2 completed Groups A to H. Finally there were five groups out of the eight which included two European teams.

Breaking the suspense here we are with the  Fifa world cup 2014 Finals groups:

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Opening game of the world cup will be between Brazil and Croatia. Group G and Group D certainly forms the group of death. While Argentina, Brazil and France with somewhat easier draws. This draw certainly forms the perfect recipe for an unforgettable football mega event .

The group stage draws for the UEFA Champions League 2013/14 commencing on September 16, came out on Thursday at the draw event held in Monaco. Not disappointing  the Football world the draw presented few tough groups.

Group F can easily be tagged as ‘Group of death’ comprising of Borussia Dortmund (last year’s finalist) Arsenal, Marseille and Napoli. Group H is another tough group in the form of  Barcelona, Ajax, AC Milan and Celtics FC comprising the group.

Chelsea FC have been drawn with Schalke, FC Basel and Steaua Bucharest in Group E. Familiar names FC Basel and Steaua Bucharest were both beaten en route to Amsterdam in last season’s Europa League. Manchester United faces a competitive group whereas the last English team Manchester City face tough competition from European champions Bayerm Munich and CSKA Moscow.

Complete Fixture list:

Group A                                                                       Group B
Manchester United                                                      Real Madrid
Shakhtar Donetsk                                                        Juventus
Bayer Leverkusen                                                       Galatasaray
Real Sociedad                                                             FC Copenhagen



Group C                                                                            Group D
Benfica                                                                            Bayern Munich
Paris St-Germain                                                         CSKA Moscow
Olympiacos                                                                  Manchester City
Anderlecht                                                                   Viktoria Plzen

Group E                                                                           Group F
CHELSEA                                                                        Arsenal
Schalke                                                                         Marseille
FC Basel                                                                       Borussia Dortmund
Steaua Bucharest                                                         Napoli



Group G                                                                          Group H
Porto                                                                                Barcelona
Atletico Madrid                                                              AC Milan
Zenit St Petersburg                                                       Ajax
Austria Vienna                                                                Celtic

The fixture list for the 2013/14 season was released on Wednesday which begins on August 17.A highly awaited season because of major changes among many top teams doesn’t seem to disappoint from the word ‘GO’.

Jose Mourinho and David Moyes will go head-to-head in an early high volatge tryout for the new managers of Chelsea and Manchester United in just the second game of the season.Other two major teams Everton and Stoke City begin new eras under Roberto Martinez and Mark Hughes respectively against Norwich and Liverpool on the opening day.

Promoted Cardiff City travel to West Ham United whereas Crystal Palace mark their return to the top league with a home match against Tottenham Hotspur.

First six fixtures of last years top  4 are as follows:

Manchester United- Swansea(A), Chelsea (H), Liverpool (A), Palace (H), Man City (A), West Brom (H)

Manchester City – Newcastle (H), Cardiff (A), Hull (H), Stoke (A), Man U (H), Aston Villa (A)

Chelsea-  Hull (H), Man U (A), Everton (A), Fulham (H), Tottenham (A), Norwich (A)

Arsenal – Villa (H), Fulham (A), Spurs (H), Sunderland (A), Stoke (H), Swansea (A)

All the Fixtures(as provided by #BPL)

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Fasten your seat belts for the Real Action!! 

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Chelsea are the first club ever to simultaneously hold UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

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SUPER FRANKIE LAMPARD

Lampard becomes Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer in win at Villa and all important secures Chelsea Champions League spot.

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