Roma the most unlucky team in the Champions League drawings

Radja Nainggolan - AS Roma
Radja Nainggolan - AS Roma

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 the most unlucky team of the Champions League draws
Photo by El Pais

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.

(Official source)




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