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2021-22 UEFA Champions League


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Group stage draw complete.
https://en.m.wikiped...gue#Group_stage
RBL in Group A with ManCity, PSG & Brugge.
RBS in Group F with ManUtd, Villarreal & Young Boys.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Group A is brutal, rightfully getting the Group of Death moniker. Group B I also find interesting, a lot of quality from top to bottom.

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A ... Group of Death ... B ... quality from top to bottom.


IMO B is the Group of Death.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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IMO B is the Group of Death.


Certainly fair. Interestingly, if you care about such things, I discovered this as I was browsing 538s Soccer Power Index:

https://projects.fiv...ampions-league/

If you take the cumulative scores for the teams in each respective group, you get to the following:

Group A: 327.7
Group B: 327.6

So, according to 538, the 2 groups are identically strong.

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538s Soccer Power Index:
Group A: 327.7
Group B: 327.6


I stand corrected.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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I still think the way the team strength is distributed matters for a "Group of Death."  If there are high odds of a top team being eliminated (i.e. 3 or 4 great teams), then it's a Group of Death.  If it's just 2 really good teams, then no.






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