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By Walter Broeckx
Why not bring you live updates on the draw I thought a few minutes ago before the draw actually took place. Well why not?
So here we go with the live draw and the comments from myself when something interesting is drawn. All eyes of course fixed on who The Arsenal will draw in the group stages. To know who we could face I suggest to read our article from this morning and then rush back to see the result.
So far much blah blah blah from people who like to talk and who like to hear themselves talk. Oh just get on with it. Don’t forget to refresh!
One thing is for sure: there are not really football supporters in the hall. If you know what I mean. Ah the obligatory lovely lady enters the screen so the balls will come out now I think. No balls yet. Just blah blah. And some more blah. And more images of rich folks in the audience. We are not entering 20 minutes of CL draw and still no ball insight. Oh there they come I think. False alarm, just another person who will have to say something.
But hold on the first ball is drawn!!! Barcelona comes out the bowl and goes in to group E. Other teams from pot 1 follow of course. Benfica in group C. Bayern goes in to group F. And next out comes Chelsea who go in group G. Gee who came up with that. Juventus moves in to group D. Don’t forget to refresh if you follow this live.
Zenit St. Petersburg goes in to group H. Will we see Arshavin again? Does he still play? Next out of the bowl comes PSV and the go in to group B. The B from Broeckx, should be our lucky group! And finally PSG comes out and goes in group A.
That was the first bowl which is empty now. Now we get to pot 2 where Arsenal is in. Interestingly the stream is slower than the actual draw. Out goes a person and some more blah blah on stage and some videos. Time to take a drink I think.
Pot 2 Atletico comes out and will go in the group of Benfica. Okay Arsenal is out and will play Bayern Munich in group F. Who could have thought that….
Meanwhile MU goes in to the group of PSV. Luck of the draw you say… Talking about English clubs: Chelsea draw Porto. Real Madrid will play PSG that also looks a tough group. Valencia goes in to the group of Zenit. Oh and look Manchester City will be in the group of Juventus. A tough draw for the blue team from Manchester. And Barcelona will go to Leverkusen in the autumn to play the local Bayer team. Without ‘n’ of course.
On to pot C I guess but that will first take the necessary blah blah blah in between. Enter a ball of hair also known as Puyol. For pot 3.
Out comes Olympiacos and the go to our group F so we will have Bayern, Arsenal, Olympiacos so far in our group. Could have been worse but a little bit boring to see them again. CSKA Moscow goes in to the group of MU and PSV. Sevilla goes in to the group of Juventus and Man City.
Chelsea will play Dynamo Kiev in their group. Long may they travel. Shakthar Donetsk is placed in the group of PSG and Real Madrid. And Galatasaray is in the group of Benfica and Atletico if you are still with me. Lyon whom I would have preferred in our group goes in the group of Zenit and Valencia. And finally Roma goes to the group of Barcelona and Leverkusen.
So after 3 pots drawn Arsenal will play Bayern and Olympiacos. More blah blah. More blah blah and images of seasons gone by.
Out comes Astana and they go in the group of Benfica group C. Benfica, Atletico, Galatasaray and Astana.
Now Malmö who goes to group A. PSG, Real Madid, Shakhtar and Malmö. Bate Borisov is drawn and goes to group E. Barcelona, Leverkusen, Roma and Bate.
I hold my breath for Gent or Monchengladbach…
Not Tel Aviv they go in the group of Chelsea with Porto and Kiev. Please let us have Gent I pray…
Ah fuck Gent goes in the group of Zenit, Valencia, Lyon and Gent. Damned.
Of course Dinamo Zagreb goes in to our group. Okay not the worst possible opponent but now I am sure of not going to the CL group stage this season and I had 4 teams rather close to home this time. Ah well.
Wolfsburg goes in the group of PSV, Man United, CSKA Moscow. And finally Monchengladbach goes in the group of Juventus, Man City and Sevilla.
So here we have the final result of the draw in the CL.
Arsenal will be in group F and we will play Bayern Munich, Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb. It could have been much better but also worse. Well it is what it is and we will see how we do this time.
Oh and you can stop refreshing now. The draw is over. Move along nothing more to see.
No more F5 I told you!