Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

UEFA Cup Draw For Last 32 & Last 16 Today

UEFA Cup Draw For Last 32 & Last 16 Today

The draw for the UEFA Cup last 32 knockout stage (12noon GMT) AND the last 16 stage (12:30 gmt) are made today.

I'm sure Sky or Setanta will have it on live, but also the official UEFA site had it online last time: www.uefa.com

Villa will be draw against the group winners BUT we can't be drawn against Manchester City (but in the last 16 we can meet fellow Premier League teams)

Group winners Group
A: Manchester City FC (ENG)
B: FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
C: R. Standard de Liège (BEL)
D: Udinese Calcio (ITA)
E: VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
F: Hamburger SV (GER)
G: AS Saint-Etienne (FRA)
H: PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)

The rules from the UEFA.com official site:

2008/09 UEFA Cup Round of 32/16 draw participants
Round of 32 to be played 18/19 & 26 February 2009
Round of 16 to be played 12 & 18/19 March 2009

Draw conditions

The Round of 32 draw will be made under the following conditions:

• Clubs from the same association must not be drawn against each other.
• The group-winners of a given group must be drawn against one of the third-ranked teams from another group.
• The runners-up of a given group must be drawn against one of the eight clubs joining the competition from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
• The group-winners and group runners-up shall play the return-leg match at home.

Round of 16

The draw for the Round of 16, which will be played on 12 March and 18/19 March, will follow once the draw for the Round of 32 has been completed. There will be no seeded teams. The 16 green balls containing slips of paper for 'Winners of match 1' to 'Winners of match 16' will be placed in the large central bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn will play its first match at home against the second team drawn and the same procedure will then be repeated for the other matches.

So who do you fancy?

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 19 2008
Time: 10:40AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I think O’Neil’s actually been quite clever in picking our worst team to make sure that we lost against Hamburg! It means that since we finished 3rd, we’ll play one of the easier looking teams. Deffo better than playing any of the runners up or champs league teams! Also, interesting that for me the teams that didn’t even win their UEFA cup group look better than the teams that finished 3rd in Champs League groups. So other than the handful of massive clubs in the Champs league, maybe after that there’s not much difference between the two competitions?
MrZeus
19/12/2008 11:10:00
0
We wont be drawn against Portsmouth will we........ lol
col8
19/12/2008 11:21:00
0
if you are ....someone has cheated somewhere.....lol
lincolnblue
19/12/2008 11:39:00
0
i said yesterday to a work colleague, MON has played a blinder, look at the teams that finished 2nd in their groups and the teams in the champs league that will be joining the competition they're bigger names than the teams that won each group! and the big names will always be there or there abouts so by avoiding them and going for lesser names that have topped each group it makes things easier in the long run...Im waffling now :)
industrial_musical
19/12/2008 12:01:00
0
moscow - *********!!!
roehe
19/12/2008 12:18:00
0
There's some tricky little teams left in that lot, some of them we could possibly end up having to face.
glensider
12/01/2009 20:10:00
0
Come off it Col. Dont wish that on us. One trip per season to Fratton Park is more than enough, thank you very much.
glensider
12/01/2009 20:11:00
0
CSKA Moscow then eh? Now theres a tie that will well and truly put our credentials to the test. Beat them, and we could face everybody's favourite second team, the mighty Tottenham Hotspur. I jest of course. About the favourite bit, and the mighty bit too!
glensider
12/01/2009 20:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Laursen Reflects On His Time At Villa

Martin Laursen has reflected on the time he spent at Villa Park, and been speaking of his memories of late.

SO! What Does Aston Villa Need From The Takeover??

So... what does Aston Villa need with regards to the takeover?

Some Very Positive Talk From Tony Xia On Takeover

Some nice positive quotes and talk from Tony Xia on the takeover of Aston Villa...

HK - Abdo & McKirdy Talk Soccer 7's Trophy

Khalid Abdo and Harry McKirdy have both been giving their thoughts on Aston Villa's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens success last weekend.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Roberto Di Matteo would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment31%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other47%
An average appointment15%
No thanks appointment!7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Blog: Monaco Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Whyte Joins in Haye Bashing!
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions811
2.The Fear463
3.kefkat329
4.sirdennis288
5.Lerner Out!249
6.Fulford226
7.JuanPabloAngel211
8.glensider205
9.DeanoVilla169
10.Silhillvilla150
Write for Vital Football