Hannover 96 had an easy time, conceding an early glow and before you could say “Rock-law” (or “vrotz-waff” for that matter), they thumped Slask Wroclaw 5-1 (10-4 on aggregate) to advance to the Europa-league Group stage. 26,000 watched doubles by Sobiech and Huszti, plus Abdellaoue bang in goals.
The Champions League draws certainly are worth talking about. Borussia Dortmund paid the price for sucking last season and go a doozie: Group D consists of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax Amsterdam!!! Talk about a Group of Death! Well, I guess we’ll see whether the Neons have matured from last season. Bayern München, on the other hand, was almost handed a bye: Group F consists or BATE Borisov, Lille and Valencia. So unless something goes horribly wrong, an easy advancement. Schalke may be the weakest German entrant, but Group B consists of Arsenal, Montpellier and Olympiakos Piraeus. Not easy for them, but certainly do-able,