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    Europa League Last 32

    Wolves (ENG) v Espanyol (ESP)
    Sporting CP (POR) v İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)
    Getafe (ESP) v Ajax (NED)*
    Bayer Leverkusen (GER)* v Porto (POR)
    Copenhagen (DEN) v Celtic (SCO)
    APOEL (CYP) v Basel (SUI)
    CFR Cluj (ROU) v Sevilla (ESP)
    Olympiacos (GRE)* v Arsenal (ENG)
    AZ Alkmaar (NED) v LASK (AUT)
    Club Brugge (BEL)* v Manchester United (ENG)
    Ludogorets (BUL) v Internazionale Milano (ITA)*
    Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) v Salzburg (AUT)*
    Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)* v Benfica (POR)*
    Wolfsburg (GER) v Malmö (SWE)
    Roma (ITA) v Gent (BEL)
    Rangers (SCO) v Braga (POR)

    Will be interesting to see how the two Scottish clubs do in this - never expect much of Scottish sides in Europe so if either Celtic or Rangers can "break the mould" against opposition of slightly lower strength than what the Champion's League typically throws up, it'll mix things up a little.

    Inter will be very disappointed if they don't go far in this, surely? Although their attempt to win the Serie A could lead to the fielding of a slightly weaker side in this tournament.

    It also gives a chance to Arsenal and Man United to get Champion's League football again - annoyingly, much like in the Mourinho season, it doesn't look as difficult a tournament as when we were in it and I would make the Mancs one of the favourites, but we'll see.

    It's a tournament that has the capacity to be a very welcome distraction for sides that won't win their domestic leagues and is a great opportunity for traditionally strong sides to maintain/bolster their co-efficient for future seasons, so most sides should take it seriously.

    Sanchez and Lukaku knocking out the Mancs is my dream for the tournament. Fingers crossed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insidious View Post
    Wolves (ENG) v Espanyol (ESP)
    Sporting CP (POR) v İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)
    Getafe (ESP) v Ajax (NED)*
    Bayer Leverkusen (GER)* v Porto (POR)
    Copenhagen (DEN) v Celtic (SCO)
    APOEL (CYP) v Basel (SUI)
    CFR Cluj (ROU) v Sevilla (ESP)
    Olympiacos (GRE)* v Arsenal (ENG)
    AZ Alkmaar (NED) v LASK (AUT)
    Club Brugge (BEL)* v Manchester United (ENG)
    Ludogorets (BUL) v Internazionale Milano (ITA)*
    Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) v Salzburg (AUT)*
    Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)* v Benfica (POR)*
    Wolfsburg (GER) v Malmö (SWE)
    Roma (ITA) v Gent (BEL)
    Rangers (SCO) v Braga (POR)

    Will be interesting to see how the two Scottish clubs do in this - never expect much of Scottish sides in Europe so if either Celtic or Rangers can "break the mould" against opposition of slightly lower strength than what the Champion's League typically throws up, it'll mix things up a little.

    Inter will be very disappointed if they don't go far in this, surely? Although their attempt to win the Serie A could lead to the fielding of a slightly weaker side in this tournament.

    It also gives a chance to Arsenal and Man United to get Champion's League football again - annoyingly, much like in the Mourinho season, it doesn't look as difficult a tournament as when we were in it and I would make the Mancs one of the favourites, but we'll see.

    It's a tournament that has the capacity to be a very welcome distraction for sides that won't win their domestic leagues and is a great opportunity for traditionally strong sides to maintain/bolster their co-efficient for future seasons, so most sides should take it seriously.

    Sanchez and Lukaku knocking out the Mancs is my dream for the tournament. Fingers crossed.


    Not sure if you know but Celtic were the 1st British team to actually win the European Cup on May 25th 1967

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    Quote Originally Posted by fagin View Post
    Not sure if you know but Celtic were the 1st British team to actually win the European Cup on May 25th 1967
    Am aware of that - Nottingham Forest have previously had success as well - still don't expect much of Scottish sides in Europe at this current time.

    Things change quickly in Football though. Not that long ago our striking options were Borini, Lambert and Balotelli.

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    I had plenty of time for Ricardo Lamberto.
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    I'm quite interested to see how far Wolves can go. As Sid says things can change quickly in football and their fans are really loving and appreciating their foreign trips after years of nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balinkay View Post
    I had plenty of time for Ricardo Lamberto.
    He needed plenty too.. Turning circle of an 18 wheeler..

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie harkness View Post
    I'm quite interested to see how far Wolves can go. As Sid says things can change quickly in football and their fans are really loving and appreciating their foreign trips after years of nothing
    Got to hold onto their manager..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balinkay View Post
    I had plenty of time for Ricardo Lamberto.
    A really nice human being, but 3 goals in 36 appearances when our other strikers didn't score a lot either wasn't particularly helpful.

    No intention of singling him out - 14/15 just wasn't a great time for the club.

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    Now that Juventus have a 4-point lead (not at all unassailable, but historically you would back them) is this Inter's best chance of silverware?
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    The Italian league is like Scottish league really pointless.
    Leader of all..master of none..

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