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Right, so finishing up as champions has ensured we're back where we belong in European football. And we can draw many teams in the third qualifying round, so let's use this thread to keep a track of the draw over the summer. These are the current teams qualified as some leagues haven't finished yet...

First Seeds (Already Qualified)
Real Madrid (ESP)
Villareal (ESP)
Chelsea (ENG)
Man Utd (ENG)
Inter Milan (ITA)
AS Roma (ITA)
Lyon (FRA)
Bordeaux (FRA)
Porto (POR)
Sporting Lisbon (POR)
Bayern Munich (GER)
Werder Bremen (GER)
CFR Cluj (ROM)
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
Rangers or Celtic (SCO)

Second Seeds (Third Qual. Round)
Barcelona (ESP)
Atletico Madrid (ESP)
Liverpool (ENG)
Arsenal (ENG)
Juventus (ITA)
Fiorentina (ITA)
Marseille (FRA)
Schalke 04 (GER)
Vit. Gumaraes (POR)
Steaua Bucharesti (ROM)
FC Twente (NED)
Galatasaray SK (TUR)
Olympiakos (GRE)
Slavia Prague (CZE)
Spartak Moscow (RUS)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Standard Liege (BEL)
CSKA Sofia (BUL)

Third Seeds (Second Qual. Round)
Rangers or Celtic (SCO)
Dynamo Kiev (UKR)
Anderlecht (BEL)
Fenerbahce SK (TUR)
Sparta Prague (CZE)
Panathinaikos (GRE)
FC Basel (SUI)
SK Brann (NOR)
Beitar Jeruasalem (ISR)
Partizan or Red Star (SRB)
AaB Alborg (DEN)
Rapid Vienna (AUT)
Wisla Krakow (POL)
MTK Budapest or Debrecen (HUN)

Fourth Seeds/Unseeded (First Qual. Round)
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Anorthosis (CYP)
IFK Goteborg (SWE)
Tampere United (FIN)
Dinamo Tibilisi (GEO)
Artmedia or Zilina (SVK)
Ventspils (LAT)
NK Domzale (SVN)
Rabotnicki (MKD)
Modrica or Sikori Brijeg (BOS)
FBK Kaunas (LIT)
Sheriff Tiraspol (MOL)
Drogheda United (IRE)
Valur (ICE)
BATE (BLR)
Olympik or Inter (AZE)
Dinamo Tirana (ALB)
FC Levadia (EST)
Pyunik (ARM)
Aktobe (KAZ)
Linfield (NIR)
Llanelli (WAL)
F91 Dudelange (LUX)
NSI Runavik (FAR)
Valletta (MLT)
Buducnost (MNT)
Murta or Tre Penne (SMR)
 

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I'd love to qualify..
 

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well, depends on the draw obviously. lets wait and see.
 

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Right, so finishing up as champions has ensured we're back where we belong in European football. And we can draw many teams in the third qualifying round, so let's use this thread to keep a track of the draw over the summer. These are the current teams qualified as some leagues haven't finished yet...

First Seeds (Already Qualified)
Real Madrid (ESP)
Villareal (ESP)
Chelsea (ENG)
Man Utd (ENG)
Inter Milan (ITA)
AS Roma (ITA)
Lyon (FRA)
Bordeaux (FRA)
Porto (POR)
Sporting Lisbon (POR)
Bayern Munich (GER)
Werder Bremen (GER)
CFR Cluj (ROM)
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
Rangers or Celtic (SCO)

Second Seeds (Third Qual. Round)
Barcelona (ESP)
Atletico Madrid (ESP)
Liverpool (ENG)
Arsenal (ENG)
Juventus (ITA)
Fiorentina (ITA)
Marseille (FRA)
Schalke 04 (GER)
Vit. Gumaraes (POR)
Steaua Bucharesti (ROM)
FC Twente (NED)
Galatasaray SK (TUR)
Olympiakos (GRE)
Slavia Prague (CZE)
Spartak Moscow (RUS)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Standard Liege (BEL)
CSKA Sofia (BUL)

Third Seeds (Second Qual. Round)
Rangers or Celtic (SCO)
Dynamo Kiev (UKR)
Anderlecht (BEL)
Fenerbahce SK (TUR)
Sparta Prague (CZE)
Panathinaikos (GRE)
FC Basel (SUI)
SK Brann (NOR)
Beitar Jeruasalem (ISR)
Partizan or Red Star (SRB)
AaB Alborg (DEN)
Rapid Vienna (AUT)
Wisla Krakow (POL)
MTK Budapest or Debrecen (HUN)

Fourth Seeds/Unseeded (First Qual. Round)
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Anorthosis (CYP)
IFK Goteborg (SWE)
Tampere United (FIN)
Dinamo Tibilisi (GEO)
Artmedia or Zilina (SVK)
Ventspils (LAT)
NK Domzale (SVN)
Rabotnicki (MKD)
Modrica or Sikori Brijeg (BOS)
FBK Kaunas (LIT)
Sheriff Tiraspol (MOL)
Drogheda United (IRE)
Valur (ICE)
BATE (BLR)
Olympik or Inter (AZE)
Dinamo Tirana (ALB)
FC Levadia (EST)
Pyunik (ARM)
Aktobe (KAZ)
Linfield (NIR)
Llanelli (WAL)
F91 Dudelange (LUX)
NSI Runavik (FAR)
Valletta (MLT)
Buducnost (MNT)
Murta or Tre Penne (SMR)
A lot of confusion in your head,i guess.........

Galatasaray is unseeded in the 3rd qual round so you may play Arsenal(it wll be funny for you),Juventus,Barça,Liverpool.......

Check this site you will find what you need

http://www.xs4all.nl/~kassiesa/bert/uefa/seedcl2008.html
 

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The page above hasn't been updated, as noted, but the teams to meet before Group League are as follows.

Liverpool Eng 118.996
Barcelona Esp 117.837
Arsenal Eng 110.996
Schalke Ger 67.078
Juventus Ita 66.934
Marseille Fra 63.380
Steaua Bucuresti Rom 59.398
Panathinaikos ** Gre 52.525
CL2 (Rangers/Celtic) Sco 52.013 - 66.013
FC Basel ** Sui 51.993
Olympiakos Gre 51.525
Fenerbahçe ** Tur 51.468
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukr 49.932
Anderlecht ** Bel 41.810
Fiorentina Ita 40.934
Spartak Moscow Rus 40.437

(** from second round. GS won't meet Fener.)
 

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Basel and Anderlecht also. But I think Galatasaray plays a lot better against bigger teams.. Don't know, maybe Arsenal?
 

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Sorry I misread warabee's post, I thought he implied we couldn't meet the ones with stars next to names. If so, FC Basel is the ticket into the group stages, Swiss teams aren't always great defensively and now Kalli isn't in charge so I doubt we'd have another shocker to another Swiss side. Swiss sides tend to love 5-1 thrashings at Ali Sami Yen also.
 

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Basel and Anderlecht also. But I think Galatasaray plays a lot better against bigger teams.. Don't know, maybe Arsenal?
With the pace Arsenal have and the passes Fabregas threads through to Adebayor, I think we would have a tough time with Servet and Song at the back. If Servet plays like he can we'd be alright, but if he loses concentration, anyone of those players that attack from left, right flanks and the central role, including Fabregas and sometimes even Gilberto can definately score. However, sometimes Arsenal's classy football doesn't work ...I dunno if Galatasaray is the side to thwart that though? Hmm. I hope it doesn't happen.
 

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It was just a thought, damn.. :(
 

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We have never failed to qualify for the group stages...

We may not have the strongest squad, but for some reason I see us qualifying..
 

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This is totally premature since GS can look very different by next August (new manager, perhaps no Arda, sure to be new signings, what will happen with Lincoln, etc.).

GS won't be seeded since their co-efficient has dipped a bit from the last few seasons. So there is a decent chance that they may draw a "big team" in the 3rd round qualifying.
 

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There's an interesting statistics for us. We always passed CL preliminary rounds. Even when the opponent was Manchester United, we still got to the final stage.

However, most times, we were getting weak opponents (Mlada Boleslav, Levski Sofia, St Gallen...: no desire from me to offence these teams fans of course, but honestly they don't belong to the elite of European football.), because we were a seeded team. Now we aren't anymore, so we are likely to get a giant like Arsenal.

Provided all the favorite teams qualify in the first 2 preliminary rounds (those marked with **), we should get an opponent of this list :

Liverpool Eng 118.996
FC Barcelona Esp 117.837
Arsenal Eng 110.996
Schalke 04 Ger 67.078
Juventus Ita 66.934
Glasgow Rangers ** Sco 66.013
Olympique Marseille Fra 63.380
Steaua Bucuresti Rom 59.398
Panathinaikos ** Gre 52.525
FC Basel ** Sui 51.993
Olympiakos Piraeus Gre 51.525
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukr 49.932
Anderlecht ** Bel 41.810
Fiorentina Ita 40.934
Spartak Moscow Rus 40.437

None of these teams is easy to play... So, in any case, we will have a very difficult round.
 
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