Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Aston Villa Face CSKA Moscow in UEFA Cup Last 32

Aston Villa Face CSKA Moscow in UEFA Cup Last 32

Aston Villa will face CSKA Moscow in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup, with the quarter-final draw following shortly from Nyon, Switzerland.

Moscow, who won this tournament in 2005, qualified having won their league without dropping a single point; however their results suggest that they do not win convincingly with a number of late late goals sealing the points for the Russians. One of their most notable players is a certain Brazilian by the name of Vagner Love.

Villa`s 3rd place finish in the group stages meant that Martin O`Neill`s side would be pitted against a group winner, something that the manager didn`t seem to worry about given his team selection for that bizarre Wednesday night in Hamburg.

The tie is to be played over two legs, with the first coming on the 18/19 and the second leg on the 26 February 2009.

The draw, in full:

Paris St Germain v Wolfsburg
FC Copenhagen v Manchester City
NEC Nijmegen v Hamburg
Sampdoria v Metalist Kharkiv
Braga v Standard Liege
Aston Villa v CSKA Moscow
Lech Poznan v Udinese
Olympiakos v St Etienne
Fiorentina v Ajax
Aalborg v Deportivo La Coruna
Werder Bremen v AC Milan
Bordeaux v FC Galatasaray
Dynamo Kiev v Valencia
Zenit St Petersburg v VfB Stuttgart
Marseille v FC Twente
Shakhtar Donetsk v Spurs

We now await the draw for the quarter final stages in this, the last tournament before the UEFA Cup becomes no more, becoming the Europa League for next season. As always Vital Villa will keep you right up-to-date with the draw!



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

Writer:Murph
Date:Friday December 19 2008
Time: 12:12PM

Comments

0
***** the bed...
olafthegreat
19/12/2008 12:23:00
0
great draw! :|
industrial_musical
19/12/2008 12:24:00
0
hah we could play spurs in the last 16!
industrial_musical
19/12/2008 12:25:00
0
If you didn't watch the draw live, you missed a classic. The face of the CSKA rep was brilliant. The commentator even commented on it. I'm not saying we are through, but they didn't want to play us. So much for finishing top of the group eh.
ThirtyOne
19/12/2008 12:50:00
0
Not an easy one. The only team to win 4 out of 4. The good thing is that we are at home for the first leg and we play Chelski at home at the weekend. At least we haven't got to travel back from Moscow for that one.
DoLpHiNaToR
19/12/2008 13:24:00
0
Games like this are what Europe is all about. A big adventure to Moscow!!
evoflash
19/12/2008 13:27:00
0
By then as well, their main man Vagner Love will have probably signed for Real Madrid, happy days.
murph
19/12/2008 14:03:00
0
Ooooo I appear to be wrong, he's going to Everton lol!
murph
19/12/2008 14:04:00
0
Think, we will need at least a 2 goal lead before we go to their place. Temperatures often go down to minus 15 celcius in Feb!!!!!
Villan444
19/12/2008 14:53:00
0
I said in work today that I would be happy with anyone other than CSKA!! Im worried about that one!!
deano.avfc
19/12/2008 15:54:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

An Interview With A Wigan Fan Ahead Of Villa Park Clash

An interview with Barry from Vital Wigan ahead of the weekends clash between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic

The Xia Interview - Part 4 - Will He Sell Aston Villa?

The final part of our look at the Tony Xia interview. Will he build Aston Villa to sell it on?

Villa Fan (Opinion Piece) 5 Opponents I Hate

Juan Pablo Angel on the five opponents he hates!

November MotM Nomination - Bruce

The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are in.

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)

The Vital Villa Player Of November
Suggested By: JP Fear
Gollini9%
Hutton1%
Chester2%
Baker6%
Westwood2%
Amavi2%
Jedinak29%
Gardner1%
Grealish2%
Gestede1%
Kodjia35%
Adomah 6%
Ayew2%
Other2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Straight fight between Wehrlein & Bottas for M
Latest Vital Boxing News
Golden Boy Half Saunders Pay Offer Shock
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear186
2.JuanPabloAngel116
3.HeathfieldRoad187486
4.sirdennis80
5.TuBBz64
6.BodyButter63
7.Wurzel46
8.Stephen Jay Hawkings43
9.DeanoVilla39
10.Melon Donkey32
Vital Football Comment