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Villa Meets Moscow, Liege To Play Braga In UEFA Cup

  • Uefa.com, Friday, December 19, 2008 2:31 PM
Aston Villa, the team of U.S. goalkeepers Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan, will meet CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Cup round of 32. Standard Liege and Oguchi Onyewu, provided he hasn't moved to Marseille in the transfer window, take on Braga of Portugal. Marseille plays FC Twente of the Netherlands, the club coached by former England manager Steve McClaren.

Series of the round pits Italian giant AC Milan against Germany's Werder Bremen, eliminated from the Champions league, but one of eight third-place teams from the CL group phase that gains belated entry to the UEFA Cup. Other good-looking series include Valencia against Dynamo Kiev, holder Zenit St. Petersburg against Stuttgart, and Bordeaux against Galatasaray.

UEFA Cup round of 32 draw
Paris St Germain vs VfL Wolfsburg
FC Copenhagen vs Manchester City
NEC Nijmegen vs Hamburg
Sampdoria vs Metalist Kharkov
Braga vs Standard Liege
Aston Villa vs CSKA Moscow
Lech Poznan vs Udinese
Olympiakos vs St Etienne
Fiorentina vs Ajax
Aalborg vs Deportivo La Coruna
Werder Bremen vs AC Milan
Bordeaux vs Galatasaray
Dynamo Kiev vs Valencia
Zenit St Petersburg vs VfB Stuttgart
Marseille vs Twente
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Tottenham Hotspur
(Home-and-away ties to be played on February 18 and 26)

 

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