Let’s say that being lucky in the Champions League drawings can ease the path of a team in the most important international competition for clubs. The Spanish newspaper El Pais released a table of teams that have had a better or worse fate in the Champions League drawings of the last few years.
Roma sits in the last position of this special ranking. The Giallorossi got a value of luck equal to -30% in reference to the 7 drawings in the group stages in which Roma participated in recent years. Over this period Roma was paired with the following teams:
- Lyon and Manchester United in 2006/07;
- Real Madrid and Manchester United in 2007/08;
- Arsenal in 2008/09;
- Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010/11;
- Real Madrid in 2015/16.
Real Madrid was the luckiest club on this special list.