2010/11′s Champions League draw was made yesterday and Barcelona and Chelsea can be fairly content with their lot. The Spanish giants are generally 5/2 (Betfred, Stan James) to retain the title, down from 3/1, after a comfortable draw for them.
Chelsea can also be pleased with their group and have been chipped into 6/1 from 13/2 at Paddy Power.
Manchester United have been handed a reasonable group that they should have no trouble with and have been handed a ‘local’ fixture with Rangers, who made a bit of a mess last time they were down in Manchester. United are 8/1 at Bet365.
New-boys Tottenham have a tricky draw, facing current holders Inter Milan but can take heart from the presence of FC Twente who will surely wilt without Steve McClaren in charge. Spurs are pushed out slightly to 40/1 (Totesport).
Gp A: Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, Tottenham, FC Twente
Gp B: Lyon, Benfica, Schalke, Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Gp C: Manchester United, Valencia, Rangers, Bursaspor
Gp D: Barcelona, Panathinaikos, Copenhagen, Rubin Kazan
Gp E: Bayern Munich, Roma, Basle, Cluj
Gp F: Chelsea, Marseille, Spartak Moscow, MSK Zilina
Gp G: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Ajax, Auxerre
Gp H: Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Braga, Partizan Belgrade
Champions League 2010/2011 Outright:
Which English team will progress furthest in CL?
(All Stan James)