Spartak maybe but not Benfica. They're a damn good team with a decent record in the Champions League. Just ask Man U. Barca & Benfica will qualify.
Our record in the Champions League is average at best. I assume you're talking about the competition since it's been renamed "Champions League" in the early 90s, correct? Well, a couple of years after that, the worst period in our history began. Since then, we got past the group stage maybe like twice. In fact, I'm sure Celtic probably has a better record in the Champions League in the past 18 years than us. Sadly, we aren't the powerhouse that we were in the 60s anymore.
In the past few seasons, we sort of have improved in Europe except for the 2008/2009 season(we should've gotten past the group stages in 2010-2011, though. Losing 3-0 in Tel-Aviv was flat out embarrassing and if it weren't for Lyon, we wouldn't even have finished 3rd) and I hope we continue performing consistently on European stage.
As for our team, we have a ncie pool of individual talent, yes. Our weak spot is the left side of our defense and our manager is kinda retarded and loves forwards and tends to leave big holes in the mid-field. Can you imagine us going against Barça with a huge hole in our mid-field? Yeah, not a pretty sight.
On an unrelated note, unsurprisingly, Sporting are thrashing Horsens 5-0 right now. Sporting might've been sucking in the past few years, but they usually seem to do fairly well in Europa League, plus, they tend to get lucky in draws.
I'd have thought you wouldn't be assed going out so you won't have to deal with that thursday night bollocks.
I'll have less of that disrespect thank you very much.
Well, we won but that second half was balls. The opposition were clearly a very poor side and we should have won comfortably. Ryan Taylor's injury looked very nasty and Perch off also. Where's our full back that we desperately needed even at the start of the summer?
Obertan was our best player, decent game from him...