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Thursday, August 30, 2012


One of the three rivals Valencia in the group stages of the Champions League will come from the three seeded English clubs (Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal), German Bayern Munich, FC Porto and Milan Italy.

The draw will be held on Thursday evening in Monaco and, except swing, along with the six top seeds also enter the first hype Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​teams that can not be measured Club
Mestalla in the group stage to be the same country.

According to the list of UEFA, Valencia has the ninth best European rate to just over a hundred points is eighth Milan (89,996 points set against the 89,837 Italian club Valencia).

This circumstance deprives narrowly Mauricio Pellegrino team entering the first kick, but guarantees the presence in the latter.

It is precisely the only possible rival Milan the first hype with that Valencia has never played in Europe, as against the other teams have experience in different European competitions.

Valencia has faced them all on two or more occasions, in some cases as happened recently with Chelsea, with whom he shared group last season.

So far twenty-two clubs that have ensured their participation in the group stage of the Champions League 2012-2013, pending the ten that will complete the list of 32 participants.

They come out of the qualifying rounds whose leg matches will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, just in the days before the draw.

The classified, next to Valencia and eight seedings are: Benfica (Portugal), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Zenit (Russia) Schalke 04 (Germany), Manchester City (England), Olympiacos (Greece), Ajax (Holland
), Juventus (Italy), Paris Saint-Germain (France), Galatasaray (Turkey), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Montpellier (France) and Nordsjaelland (Denmark).

The ten remaining teams are yet to be concretized encounters pending the final round of qualifying.
After the first leg, no team has won by three or more goals difference and only four have done so by two goals, so the playoffs are too tight.

Those four that after the first game are presented as favorites are the Celtic (Scotland) and Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine), who won at home, and Bate Borisov (Belarus) and Malaga, who did it at home, although the
Andalusian team can not be measured with Valencia.

The remaining qualifiers are marked by ties or exceptions, for short advantages of team that will play this week at home.

In Thursday's draw, Valencia will meet its first three opponents in a competition that will begin with the first day scheduled for 18 and 19 September and will run with five more games until 4 and 5 December.

As in previous seasons, the top two access the knockout stages of the Champions League and the third, as happened to Valencia last season, will join Europe League.
The fourth of each group is eliminated.

The final of the Champions League is scheduled for Saturday May 25, 2013 at Wembley Stadium in London.

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