The draw for the group stage of Champions League football season 2014/15 will be held in Monte Carlo on Thursday. The beginning of the event — 19: 45 GMT.
Russian Federation in the most prestigious club tournament in Europe will present the St. Petersburg Zenit and CSKA Moscow. When the draw for Zenit will be in the second pot — Together with the German Schalke and Borussia (Dortmund), Italian Juventus, French Paris Saint-Germain FC Shakhtar Donetsk, the Swiss Basel and the Manchester city», which, thus, will not play. CSKA, on its part, will be in the third basket — German «Bayer», the Greek Olympiakos, Dutch Ajax, English «Liverpool», Portuguese «sporting», Turkish «Galatasaray» and Spanish «athletic». In the group stage, according to the rules of the Union of European football associations (UEFA), the clubs from the same Association will not be able to play with each other. In addition, considering the current political situation, When the draw will be divorced teams from Russia and Ukraine.
As for the other baskets, the 1st were real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid (Spain), Bayern (Germany), Porto, Benfica (both Portugal), «Chelsea», «stocks» (both from England). The composition of the fourth basket is as follows: Anderlecht (Belgium), malmГ¶ (Sweden), Roma (Italy), «Ludogoretz» (Bulgaria), APOEL (Cyprus), BATE Borisov (Belarus), Maribor (Slovenia), Monaco (France).
«MalmГ¶» and «Ludogoretz» first in the group stage of the Champions League is not played. Bulgarian team in the group stage brought Romanian Player protection Cosmin Moti, forced to play in goal in place of the remote at the 119th minute of the meeting with the Bucharest Steaua goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov. In the post-match penalty shoot-out, Moti parried two punch.
Zenit, who took second place in the championship of Russia of season 2013/14, made his way into the group stage of the Champions League, first by beating Cyprus AYOL (0: 1 guests, 3: 0 at home), And then — Belgian standard (1: 0, 3: 0 at home). And CSKA fell in the group stage directly, because That won the «gold» of the Russian championship.
The first matches of the group stage of the Champions League will be held on 16-17 September.
Zenit in the group stage of the Champions League will take competitors at the St. Petersburg Petrovsky stadium, And CSKA — Moscow «Arena Khimki «»
- Decided all participants in the group stage of the Champions League football
- Zenit will hold a meeting With Benfica, Bayer and Monaco in the group stage of the Champions League
- The Zenith came in the 2nd basket when the draw for the group stage of the Champions League
- Zenit beat the standard in the first play-off match of the Champions League qualification
- Zenit will play with the standard in the second leg play-off stage of the Champions League