Spurs land Young Boys

Spurs will legitimately believe that they have the easiest of draws with their Champions League play off opponents being Swiss club, Young Boys.
It could have been worse- Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev, French Ligue’s Auxerre, or the Serie’s Sampdoria.
However, the Swiss runners up showed they cannot be taken lightly as they outplayed a very good Fenerbahçe to advance to this stage. Match fitness could be a factor too as they are well into their season.
Young Boys have their home at the Wankdorf which really makes for um, ah, shall we say, scabrous headlines. “Wank you very much: Spurs spank Young Boys.” Or “Who’s your nanny?”. Nasty.
The rest of the draws:
Sporting Braga (POR) v Sevilla (ESP): Luis Fabiano goes up against Braga’s Brazilians.
Werder Bremen (GER) v Sampdoria (ITA): Mesut Özil vs Giampaulo Pazzini if the German stays on.
Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) v Auxerre (FRA): Andrei Arshavin’s old club takes on Bacary Sagna’s old club.
Dynamo Kiev (UKR) v Ajax (NED): Another one to keep a hand on. Luis Suarez.
Salzburg (AUT) v Hapoel Tel-Aviv (ISR): Vincent Enyeama vs New York’s Salzburg connection.

Rosenborg (NOR) v Copenhagen (DEN
): All Scandinavian bragging rights. Legendary coach Nils Arne Eggen (the 4-3-3 was his invention) returns to Rosenborg. We will get another look at Ghanian prospect Anthony Annan.

Basel (SUI) v FC Sheriff (MDA)
: Alexander Frei vs Moldovan outfit. Who shot the Sheriff?
Sparta Prague (CZE) v MSK Zilina (SVK): Libor Sionko starts his 10th club.
Partizan Belgrade (SRB) v Anderlecht (BEL) – Sacha Kljestan gets CL action.

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One comment on “Spurs land Young Boys
  1. Tottenham Hotspur couldn’t have wished for a better Champions League Play-Off draw, especially with the second leg at White Hart Lane for another “Glory Glory” night.
    But Young Boys are certainly no mugs and should be treated with respect.
    Spurs’ record in Europe is only bettered by Liverpool and Manchester United, as Tottenham have won three major European honours and were the first British club to lift a European Trophy in 1963.
    Full record of Tottenham in Europe 1961-62 to 2010-11:

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