Teams: Hajduk Split, Derby County
Maribor Champions League 2014-15
Congrats to Maribor, going to Glasgow and beating Celtic 1:0 to qualify for the Champions League for the second time in the club's history, first time since the 1999/2000 season. More impressively for Maribor they did it despite being unseeded in the past two rounds of the qualifications.
In the second qualifying round they beat Bosnian champions Zrinjski Mostar 2:0 on aggregate, in the third round they beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv 3:2 on aggregate albeit helped out by the fact Maccabi had to play in Cyprus.
In the playoffs they drew Celtic, who lost to Legia Warsaw on aggregate in the third round but were reinstated when Legia fielded a suspended player. Maribor had a negative 1:1 result in Maribor meaning they had to win in Glasgow, never easy, but they did it and I must say deserved. Celtic only looked decent in the final 10 minutes when Maribor were defending and looking tired.
So Maribor will be in Pot 4 for Thursday's draw, who would you like to see Maribor draw. Would you like a glamor group where you lose all 6 matches or a manageable group (something like Porto, Basel, Ajax) where its not attractive but possible for points?