Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Chelsea move into ease into knockout round

Liverpool and Celtic both recorded vital home wins in the UEFA Champions League as Chelsea moved through to the knockout phase.Valencia are out of the competition after drawing with Schalke, Milan drew with Benfica and Besiktas beat Marseille.

Real Madrid are still waiting on qualification after losing away to Werder Bremen, while Olympiakos won at Lazio.Last season's runners-up Liverpool hammered 2004 winners Porto 4-1 at Anfield to now require victory in Marseille in a fortnight to qualify. Here are the remaining fixtures before the knockout round:

Tuesday 4th December
UEFA Champions League
19:45 AC Milan vs Celtic
19:45 Shakhtar Donetsk vs Benfica
Tuesday 11th December
UEFA Champions League
19:45 Chelsea vs Valencia
19:45 Marseille vs Liverpool
19:45 Real Madrid vs Lazio
19:45 Schalke 04 vs Rosenborg
19:45 Olympiacos vs Werder Bremen
19:45 FC Porto vs Besiktas
Wednesday 12th December
UEFA Champions League
19:45 Arsenal vs Steaua Bucuresti
19:45 Barcelona vs VfB Stuttgart
19:45 PSV vs Inter Milan
19:45 Rangers vs Lyon
19:45 Roma vs Man Utd
19:45 Slavia Prague vs Sevilla
19:45 Sporting vs Dynamo Kiev
19:45 Fenerbahce vs CSKA Moscow

Who will make it to the round of 16, and which clubs have the fortitude to survive from there?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ray1

I'm tipping liverpool to win the UEFA cup this season.

Anonymous said...

Sharkslayer-

Judging by our reponse to the mustwin game against Besiktas where the pressure was on then, I trust Liverpool to win this and win it comfortably. Porto are no mugs like not been beaten this season yet but they haven't faced a determined liverpool at anfield yet neither...different proposition!