Vital Football

UEFA Cup Group Stage Draw

UEFA Cup Group Stage Draw

The draw for the group stage of this season's UEFA Cup will take place at UEFA Headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday 7th October at 11.00 BST. There are 40 teams left in the competition and they are allocated into eight groups of five teams. Each team will then play the others in their group either home or away. The top three teams from each group will then proceed to the knock-out stages with the eight third place teams from the Champions League groups.

Teams are allocated to one of five pots based on their UEFA rankings - Pompey are in Pot #4 - and the draw will consist of one team from each Pot being placed into each group. Teams cannot however be drawn with clubs from their own country.

A look at the pots show the strength of this years competition with Standard Liege who eliminated Everton down on Pot 5! Whatever the draw, we are in for some mouth watering games between now and Christmas.

Pot 1

Benfica
CSKA Moscow
Hamburg
AC Milan
Seville
Valencia
Schalke 04
Tottenham Hotspur

Pot 2

Ajax
Stuttgart
Olympiacos
Deportivo
Club Brugge
Spartak Moscow
Paris Saint-Germain
Heerenveen

Pot 3

Rosenburg
Udinese
Feyenoord
Braga
Slavia Prague
Manchester City
Galatasaray
Sampdoria

Pot 4

Pompey
Hertha Berlin
Partizan
Nancy
Aston Villa
Racing Santander
Copenhagen
Dinamo Zagreb

Pot 5

Saint Etienne
Wolfsburg
Standard Liege
Twente (Holland)
NEC (Holland)
Metalist Kharkiv (Ukraine)
Lech Poznan (Poland)
Zilina - (Slovakia)

I can see there will be some groups of death about with those names but qualification is simple IF you win your two home games.

Fancy another trip to Portugal with Benfica or Braga both in different pots? Two decent trips from Pompey are not possible as Nancy and Santander are both in the same pot. What do we think lads and lassies?

PUP

Join the Vital Pompey Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:eastneydave
Date:Friday October 3 2008
Time: 11:12AM

Comments

0
Shame we can't play Sydney FC away. I wouldn't have to travel 12,000 miles for that one. That aside it looks like some decent teams will lob into Fratton and aren't they in for a scare. Bring them on. We will SQUASH the Valencia, CLEAN UP Ajax, have BRAGA rights and play TWENTE TWENTE at the same time...
pompeygray
03/10/2008 11:37:00
0
is there a way they determine home or away games, i've seen on other sites that we could be drawn away to teams from pots1 & 3, does anybody know how this is worked out?
pompeyharve61
03/10/2008 12:28:00
0
I think it is done like this - when a team is drawn from the pot it is all randomly given a number from 1 to 5. There is then a format like 1 v 2 and 3 v 4 in week one, 5 v 1 and 2 v 3 in week two etc etc. Hope that explains it.
eastneydave
03/10/2008 13:26:00
0
Don't forget though Dave that you cannot have two teams from the same country in the same group, so no double trips. My group would be Valencia, Olympiacos, Sampdoria, Pompey and Metalist Kharkiv. Away trips to the firt two.
sneakay
03/10/2008 13:33:00
0
sneakay the article does contain that point - in fact our friends at Vital Villa have taken it for their own site - which is nice.
eastneydave
03/10/2008 14:04:00
0
At least 4 more games to look forward too, bring them on
pompeyyong
03/10/2008 15:06:00
0
Going to be difficult whoever it is but I'd like Club Brugge away, just cos i love the city, well the old city anyway. Ajax would be good too love Amsterdam as well. but they're both in the same pot Drat!. Anybody will do at home as we've got a great chance against anyone at home.
Steve C
03/10/2008 15:29:00
0
good work dave, but i must be honest i do not really care who we get now - that first ever tie is out of the way and we got through, best of all i was at both legs!
pompeyrug
03/10/2008 18:16:00
0
no return to dinamo zagreb for niko... that could have been fun!
pompeycarpet
03/10/2008 19:35:00
0
had a read through the uefa competition rules about the order of the matches and it's not massively clear I think what eastneydave said is about right, it appears that you get a letter a through e then these are matched up in a particular order.
stooH
03/10/2008 20:46:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...4th December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 4th December.

Sunday Chimes #97 - a week off but a look ahead

Grimsby next Saturday a look back, Smith almost snatches a prize, a chance to meet Motty and the tragedy of Chapecoense..

On this day in history...3rd December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 3rd December.

Evans - Right back or right midfield?

Drew Talbot and Adam Buxton are fit but Gareth Evans continues to fill in at right back. Should this change? If so where would it leave the battle between Evans and Carl Baker?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Change at right back? If so where would this leave Evans?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Keep Evans at RB23%
Drop Evans. Talbot or Buxton at RB55%
Drop Baker. Evans at RM0%
Keep Barker in RM. Leave out Evans completely0%
Cookie knows best (?) In him we trust22%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 19 12 3 4 39 14
2 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
3 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Yeovil 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
8 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
9 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
10 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
11 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
12 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
13 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
14 Stevenage 18 7 3 8 24 -1
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 19 6 5 8 23 -11
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 5 2017 7:45PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.eastneydave5
2.Copnor434
3.storagematt2
4.PompeyFrippy1
5.Dorking Pompey1
The Vital Football Members League