Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wolfsburg has been drawn into Group E of the UEFA Cup.

The competition now enters the Group Stage with the top three clubs surviving to the next round. Divided into eight groups of five clubs, the matches begin on the 23rd of October, continuing on November 6 and 27 and followed-up on 3/4 and 17/18 December. At that time the round of thirty-two will commence with the teams that finished first and third will be paired, with the runners-up meeting the clubs presently competing in the UEFA Champions League.

Group E contains Seria A giant and a pre-tournament favourite by many, AC Milan, SC Heerenveen of the Eredivisie, Portugal's SC Braga and Portsmouth of England's Premier League.

Tactical planning will be key in this area and Felix Magath will need to deploy a tighter defensive line to advance. However if played correctly, this is a perfect opportunity for Wolfsburg to succeed.