Viktoria Plzen players give brilliant reaction after CL ‘group of death’ draw

The Viktoria Plzen squad erupted in celebration upon finding out that they’re spending the next few months going toe-to-toe with the best teams in Europe after yesterday’s Champions League draw.

The Champions League draw is always filled with intrigue, anticipation and excitement. While some teams hoped to land in an easy group, the players in the Czech club seemingly wanted anything but.

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The underdog side is no stranger to the competition, having participated in the group stages on four separate occasions. Along the way, they’ve picked up victories over Bate Borisov, CSKA Moscow and Roma.

In addition, they’ve tangoed with some of the best teams on the planet, including Real Madrid and Manchester City.

However, they’ve yet to advance to the round of 16—a target that the supporters desperately want them to accomplish. But given the results of the draw, that looks like being a severely uphill task.

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Viktoria Plzen receive draw in the toughest CL group

The proverbial ‘Group of Death‘ is a land that most teams desperately want to avoid. Especially when it consists of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. However, in a testament, to their bravery, the Viktoria Plzen squad are running straight into the fire.

Granted, the games will make for extremely hard match-ups. But it will give the supporters an opportunity to visit the most iconic grounds on the planet, and the players a chance to test their skills against the very best.

And luckily for fans, the squad’s reaction to the draw has gone viral. The footage shows the team and their families cheering as they discover who they will play.

While many members of the team take videos, others bang on the walls, and some, quite understandably, seem to be daunted by the significant task at hand

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