News of the day: Champions league! Trophies! Balls in a bowl!By: Natasha | August 30th, 2012
What do FC Barcelona, Celtic FC, SL Benfica and FC Spartak Moscow all have in common?
They were all drawn in group G of the Champions League group! That’s all. There’s no joke here…sorry…Remember last year when Puyol wandered on to the stage carrying the Champions League trophy in shorts and his training shirt? Wasn’t it great? For those of you who’ve watched the Champions League group draw, you’ll know it’s a rather boring affair and you usually find yourself shouting “GET ON WITH IT!” at the TV.
After much deliberation and people being unable to open the little balls containing the team name, and a bewildered Fabio Cannavaro, the groups have been selected! Barça’s fixtures are as follows:
19th September: FC Barcelona v FC Spartak Moscow
2nd October: SL Benfica v FC Barcelona
23rd October: FC Barcelona v Celtic FC
7th November: Celtic FC v FC Barcelona
20th November: FC Spartak Moscow v FC Barcelona
5th December: FC Barcelona v SL Benfica
This is a good group and thank goodness we’re not in group D – Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax & Borussia Dortmund. I don’t know a whole lot about Spartak Moscow but a fixture in Russia is a bit of a pain. Benfica, aka Nolito’s current home, are a good team and they’ll probably finish second in the group. I’m Scottish and know a lot about Celtic and can firmly say Barça won’t have any problems there. Well, theoretically speaking.
Other news of the day
Iniesta has won UEFA’s best European player award and was rewarded with a really beautiful trophy, such a masterpiece…
He beat none other than Mr Lionel Messi himself and Cristiano “shiny” Ronaldo to said trophy. Congratulations to Andres! Well deserved. Besides, Messi was probably relieved he didn’t win it. Who wants another one of those hideous trophies?
Thoughts on the Champions League group? Thoughts on Iniesta’s award? Thoughts on today’s weather? Go!