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UCL Group H: What To Expect

In the most wide open group of this Champions League campaign, drawing a favourite from the teams is nigh on impossible as each team has separate advantages and drawbacks to them. All have a fine balance of both youth and experience and, with that, all have reasons why each team could progress and just as many reasons as to why they could not.

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UCL Group G: What To Expect

If this group shows anything, it’s that the potting system can only tell part of the story. In the order they were drawn, Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Olympique Lyon and RB Leipzig, each team faced a bigger threat than the team before. There is a lot to be said about the strength of leagues, monetary advantages and the overall UEFA coefficient rankings at the fact that the Pot 4 team are some bookies’ favourite to finish top of Group G.

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UCL Group B: What To Expect

While Group A has two teams that are forever expected to go far in the Champions League, Group B is marginally different. 5 time winners Bayern Munich have not been able to regain their treble winning successes of 2013; Tottenham Hotspur, however, undid doubters in the space of half an hour by overcoming a 3 goal deficit against Ajax to reach their first Champions League final. Red Star Belgrade and Olympiacos meanwhile will compete in the inaugural Marko Marin derby.

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UCL Group A: What To Expect

The Road to Istanbul (not Constantinople) began yesterday even though it actually began back in June for a number of teams. The Champions League Group Stage draw took place in Monaco yesterday afternoon and the fairly decided fixtures are shaping up to deliver some excellent matches.

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