Golf-club Debutan In the 2008-09 Champions League

Of the 32 clubs getting round to 2008-09 Champions League group this time, there are four clubs that appear for the first time in the arena of the most prestigious European club football this. They are Anorthosis Famagusta, CFR 1907 Cluj, FC BATE Borisov, and Zenit St. Petersburg. When the fourth successful escape, while the big clubs such as Olympiacos CFP, Schalke, Glasgow Rangers, Galatasaray and not, it is time they recognized the ability and not regarded as merely coincidental.

1. Anorthosis Famagusta (Cyprus)
Since the stand: 30 January 1911
Manager: Temuri Ketsbaia
Surviving the group phase: Beat Olympiacos CFP (Agg: 3-1)
Cyprus champion this history by becoming the first team Cyprus, which passes to the Champions League. Despite being the best in Cyprus, from the layout of the players that there is only name Traianos Dellas and the manager Temuri Ketsbaia who has been known publicly. Dellas was transverse cross with Sheffield United, Perugia, Roma and the U.S.. Meanwhile, Ketsbaia draw experience with playing in the English League Primer for Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, Anorthosis have shown that they have a greater opportunity to escape to the heat than 16 large Werder Bremen or Panathinaikos FC are a group with them. Matchday 3 will be very important because they will be faced with the Nerazzurri, and the match will be a test for the club berlogo Phoenix bird to know their position in the elite European teams.

2. 1907 CFR Cluj (Romania)
Since the stand: 1907
Manager: Maurizio Trombetta
Club origin city Cluj-Napoca is the most surprising team in the Champions League this time after the bend to U.S. Roman 2-1, and reach a point of the season and finalists Chelsea.

Four digits to open the eyes of other teams and make Giallorossi and Bordeaux-ketar because when the team originally formed by the railway workers are most likely to accompany the Blues to act as the favorite of 16.

Results apart from the appearance of the players also attributed to the strategy right from Trombetta. The manager who only play in Serie A during two seasons that valuable lessons in the field of Francesco Guidolin to become assistants at the time Udinese and Bologna.

When Cluj continue to be able to reach a number in the next MatchDay, then stay waiting time when the team was broken into after andalannya players and the manager also purchased by other European big clubs.

3. FC BATE Borisov (Belarus)
Since the stand: 1973
Manager: Viktor Goncharenko
Surviving the group phase: over Levski Sofia (Agg: 2-1)
BATE new name will appear on the surface when the topic is discussed Alexander Hleb. This happens because BATE into the senior team's first sharpen the career Hleb in the world of football.

In addition, the performance of the team is only limited in the scope of Belarus with a league champion as much as 4 times.

In the Champions League first season, yellow, blue team together to complete the Fire group, which also consists of Juventus, Real Madrid, and other team debutan Zenit St. Petersburg.

Rather than direct diver placed a lock, even BATE successfully seize a number of Juventus though less from Madrid. It seems children Viktor Goncharenko is better to try to survive in the third position to be able to pass to stage UEFA Cup.

4. Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)
Since the stand: 1925
Manager: Dick Advocaat
To pass innings Group: UEFA Cup champions 2007/08
From the third debutan other team, Zenit is a team that most dijagokan in the first season in the Champions League. UEFA Cup of diraihnya that, and also the victory against Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup arena shows it is correct.

In addition to achievements in the field, Zenit also estimated to be automatically done more with the financial support from Gazprom in Russia's largest company, which is also the owner of Zenit.

Advocaat of course, must be specially targeted, and at least 16 large position in the second innings when the group ended. That means the Zenit must remove one of Madrid or the Bianconeri. Not an easy task, of course.

But if Juventus see down of appearance in the domestic and Europe this time, not the second position may not be achieved. Moreover, when Andrei Arshavin still play for Zenit and the club rejected a bid from England, Spain, and Italy who want to buy.

(source:, written by Alexander Tangidy)


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