Friday, February 22, 2008

UEFA Cup Thriller: Benfica Rallies

I'm not a Benfica fan, but its come-from-behind tie yesterday against Nuremberg that clinched its round-of-32 tie was not only thrilling, but it kept in play the possibility of a Sporting-Benfica matchup down the road. I cannot find the complete UEFA Cup draw tree to see how they're matched up--if someone can help please do.
The Champions League has glorious matchups right now, but UEFA Cup has some grassroots appeal with a bevy of big names and potential dustups between country-mates that makes it impossible to ignore.
Here's the round-of-16 draw:
  • Anderlecht (Belgium) v Bayern Munich (Germany)
  • Rangers (Scotland) v Werder Bremen (Germany)
  • Bolton Wanderers (England) v Sporting (Portugal)
  • Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) v Hamburg SV (Germany)
  • Getafe (Spain) v Benfica (Portugal)
  • Fiorentina (Italy) v Everton (England)
  • Tottenham Hotspur (England) v PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)
  • Olympique Marseille (France) v Zenit St Petersberg (Russia)
  • * First leg ties to be played March 6, second legs to be played March 12 and 13.

1 comment:

Fumas said...

They will draw again once the teams have qualified for the quarters -and that drawing will establish the final bracket.