Portsmouth Draw AC Milan

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 07 October 2008
"Portsmouth vs AC Milan"

Repeat it to yourself over and over again, then pinch yourself as you realise that this fact: Pompey will be taking on one of the biggest clubs in world football.

But that's not the only news as Pompey will also meet Dutch side Heerenveen, Guimaraes' rivals Sporting Braga and VfL Wolfsburg who we loaned Andres D'Alessandro from in 2006.

It is a tough group but I doubt many Pompey fans will care as the draw has presented an opportunity to take on the seven-times European Champions.

I'm a tiny bit disappointed that the game against AC Milan is at Fratton Park as I'd have loved to have gone to the San Siro to watch Pompey play but what a match for our old ground to host!

Heerenveen are the other team to visit Fratton Park and whilst they are a decent outfit, they should be the easiest opposition out of the four and given that we play them on the final matchday, we'll probably need something from the game.

Our first test is away at Sporting Braga, ironically the rivals of Vitoria Guimaraes and having watched them play each other last night, I think that Braga will be tougher than Guimaraes.

Our other away tie is at the Volkswagen Arena in Germany to take on VfL Wolfsburg who were one of the toughest teams we could have drawn in pot 5. It should be a fun trip though!

UEFA Cup Fixtures

23rd Oct: Sporting Braga (A)
27th Nov: AC Milan (H)
4th Dec: VfL Wolfsburg (A)
17th Dec: Heerenveen (H)

These fixtures now mean the following Premier League games should be played on Sunday.

26th Oct: Fulham (H)
30th Nov: Blackburn (H)
7th Dec: West Brom (A)
21st Dec: Bolton (A)

But at the moment, who cares!? We're playing AC Milan!

Bring 'em on!

Portsmouth Match Reports

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