Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Friday, August 08, 2014

Champions League Playoff Draw

The draw for the Champions League playoffs was made today, pitting Arsenal against Turkish outfit Besiktas, while Celtic - who only got into these playoffs through the backdoor - will play Maribor from Slovenia. In the tie of the round, Napoli will face Bilbao. Here's the draw in full:

Maribor v. Celtic
Salzburg v. Malmo
Aalborg v. Apoel
Steau v. Ludogorets
Slovan Bratislava v. FC Bate
Besiktas v. Arsenal
Standard Liege v. Zenit St. Petersburg
FC Copenhagen v. Bayer Leverkusen
Lille v. Porto
Napoli v. Bilbao

Ties will take place on August 19/20 and August 26/27.

3 Comments:

Blogger Someone Said said...

Celtic got in though the jury room door. Ridiculous. They were played off the pitch in both games and the ineligible player was put in for a couple of minutes at the end of a rout. Harsh punishment to the Polish team. One way or another Celtic plays in Europe through December, it's rather embarrassing.

10:48 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Not as bad as it could have been for Arsenal, but could have been better.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's the second time Celtic have had a lucky break. They may fare better against Maribor. The second year in a row that Arsenal have faced Turkish opposition at this stage. They easily dispatched Fenerbache last year and I expect the same against Besiktas. Napoli vs Bilbao is definitely the tie of the round.

5:36 PM  

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