2019-20 UEFA Champions League Discussion Thread

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Who will win it?

Poll runs till Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:01 am

Liverpool
0
No votes
Manchester City
3
43%
Real Madrid
0
No votes
Barcelona
0
No votes
Juventus
1
14%
Bayern Munich
0
No votes
Paris Saint-Germain
1
14%
Tottenham
1
14%
another team
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

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2019-20 UEFA Champions League Discussion Thread 

Post#1 » by Det the Threat » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:01 am

The Champions League will be back soon and today will be the draw for the group stages.

First off all, concragulations to Liverpool again for winning it last season.
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Teams qualfied:

Pot 1

Liverpool (ENG, holders)
Chelsea (ENG, UEFA Europa League winners)
Barcelona (ESP)
Manchester City (ENG)
Juventus (ITA)
Bayern (GER)
Paris (FRA)
Zenit (RUS)

Pot 2

Real Madrid (ESP) coefficient 146.000
Atlético Madrid (ESP) 127.000
Borussia Dortmund (GER) 85.000
Napoli (ITA) 80.000
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 80.000
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 78.000
Ajax (NED) 70.500
Benfica (POR) 68.000

Pot 3

Lyon (FRA) 61.500
Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 61.000
Salzburg (AUT) 54.500
Olympiacos (GRE) 44.000
Club Brugge (BEL) 39.500
Valencia (ESP) 37.000
Internazionale Milano (ITA) 31.000
GNK Dinamo (CRO) 29.500

Pot 4

Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS) 28.500
Genk (BEL) 25.000
Galatasaray (TUR) 22.500
RB Leipzig (GER) 22.000
Slavia Praha (CZE) 21.500
Crvena zvezda (SRB) 16.750
Atalanta (ITA) 14.945

Date of draw: 08/29/2019
Time of draw: 6:00 p.m. CET / 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT

If anyone wants to simulate the possible draw here's your chance to do so.

Let's see how the groups will look like and have fun discussing the Champions League during the 2019-20 season.
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Post#2 » by Baphomet » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:47 pm

Thanks for making these, Det. I just logged in to make them, but your threads are way better!

Here's to a decent draw and another good tournament for Spurs.
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Post#3 » by Baphomet » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:02 pm

Full draw:

Group A
PSG
Real Madrid
Club Brugge
Galatasaray

Group B
Bayern
Spurs
Olympiakos
Crvena Zvezda

Group C
Man City
Shakhtar
GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Atalanta

Group D
Juventus
Atletico
Leverkusen
Lokomotiv Moscow

Group E
Liverpool
Napoli
RB Salzburg
Genk

Group F
Barcelona
Dortmund
Inter Milan
Slavia Prague

Group G
Zenit
Benfica
Lyon
RB Leipzig

Group H
Chelsea
Ajax
Valencia
Lille
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Post#4 » by Cactus Jack » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:17 pm

Looks like we got a good draw

Group E
Liverpool
Napoli
RB Salzburg
Genk
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Post#5 » by Baphomet » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:17 pm

Van Dijk wins player of the year
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Post#6 » by Baphomet » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:27 pm

Cactus Jack wrote:Looks like we got a good draw

Group E
Liverpool
Napoli
RB Salzburg
Genk


I'm quite happy with Spurs' draw too. Looking forward to playing Bayern, should be fun.
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Post#7 » by Det the Threat » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:28 pm

Looking at it from a german perspective.

Bayern has a nice draw, once again, and should battle it out with Spurs if they can get their act together.
Dortmund will have their hands full to make it out of that group thanks to Conte now being at Inter.

Leverkusen are fu**ed and should secure third place cause you just don't want Juve and Atletico together in your group.

Leipzig got yet another favourable draw from pot 4 and should push for the knockout stages with the squad and Nagelspep as their new manager.
They've been to two CL group stages from pot 4 and the biggest teams they've drawn are Benfica and Porto....
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Post#8 » by Hellcrooner » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:43 am

Wonder why atlético is not an option on the poll and and i have to vote " other team" ..........
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Post#9 » by Hellcrooner » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:47 am

Go trough 1st
go trough as runner up
goes down to uefa league



PSG
Real Madrid
Galatasaray


Bayern
Spurs
Olympiakos



Man City
Shakhtar
Atalanta


Juventus
Atletico
Lokomotiv Moscow


Liverpool
Napoli
RB Salzburg


Barcelona
Dortmund
Inter Milan



Zenit
Benfica
Lyon



Chelsea
Ajax
Valencia
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Re: 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Discussion Thread 

Post#10 » by Det the Threat » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:06 am

Hellcrooner wrote:Wonder why atlético is not an option on the poll and and i have to vote " other team" ..........


I just had a certain number of options and went with a couple of teams off the top of my head.

Also, if Leipzig don't go through in their group(or even finish last like you've suggested) they've got some questions to answer, especially their extremely hyped manager Julian Nagelsmann.
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Post#11 » by Hellcrooner » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:09 am

Det the Threat wrote:
Hellcrooner wrote:Wonder why atlético is not an option on the poll and and i have to vote " other team" ..........


I just had a certain number of options and went with a couple of teams off the top of my head.

Also, if Leipzig don't go through in their group(or even finish last like you've suggested) they've got some questions to answer, especially their extremely hyped manager Julian Nagelsmann.


they should end last.
they do not have the EXPERIENCE the whole three other teams have in europe.
And playing in Russia in the Winter is always a pain in the ass, im not happy at all that lokomotiv is on our group for example.
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Post#12 » by coldfish » Sun Sep 1, 2019 9:24 pm

Group G is the most interesting group. Not high end talent but anyone could go through.

No real "group of death" but there are several where the 3rd pot team could make things interesting for established teams.

Man City has a bye into the knock out rounds. They could play their second team and cruise through the group stage.
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Post#13 » by fbalmeida » Fri Sep 6, 2019 11:36 am

Benfica was pretty lucky in this draw. This ought to be interesting.
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Re: 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Discussion Thread 

Post#14 » by Det the Threat » Sun Sep 8, 2019 10:13 pm

Hellcrooner wrote:they should end last.
they do not have the EXPERIENCE the whole three other teams have in europe.
And playing in Russia in the Winter is always a pain in the ass, im not happy at all that lokomotiv is on our group for example.


They're playing their third straight season in Europe and have a team full of guys playing internationally for their respective countries.
If they finish last in that group then insanely hyped Julian Nagelsmann would've done yet another crappy job in a european club competition.
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Post#15 » by Foye » Mon Sep 9, 2019 8:44 pm

Det the Threat wrote:
Hellcrooner wrote:they should end last.
they do not have the EXPERIENCE the whole three other teams have in europe.
And playing in Russia in the Winter is always a pain in the ass, im not happy at all that lokomotiv is on our group for example.


They're playing their third straight season in Europe and have a team full of guys playing internationally for their respective countries.
If they finish last in that group then insanely hyped Julian Nagelsmann would've done yet another crappy job in a european club competition.


Wouldnt surprise me to see Leipzig struggle. Nagelsmann teams havent exactly done well in Europe. He does not have a plan when the opponent doesnt play Bundesliga style athletics football. They might make it through group stage but round of 16 will be a defeat for sure.
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Post#16 » by The_Brecht » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am

Club Brugge should get third place.
Genk is rather unfortunate, but maybe they can battle to third also.
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Post#17 » by magik9113 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:52 pm

Very questionable pk for Napoli, but lots of class in this Napoli-Liverpool match. Silly Liverpool error as I type this to put Napoli up 2-0. Llorente still doing his thing out there no matter what team he’s on
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Re: 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Discussion Thread 

Post#18 » by Jellybeans » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:28 pm

Ter Stegen was a beast,but what the point of VAR and rules?
Goalies keep running at the ball before its been taken...
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Post#19 » by Foye » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:51 am

Jellybeans wrote:Ter Stegen was a beast,but what the point of VAR and rules?
Goalies keep running at the ball before its been taken...


This also happened for years prior to the VAR and was never really whistled. Not sure why they should start now.
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Re: 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Discussion Thread 

Post#20 » by Baphomet » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:33 pm

Spurs not really deserving the lead, but 2-0 it is. Great goal by Lucas.

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