Champions League News

Colin Castro, Author

These past two weeks have been great for soccer fans, with the knockout stage of the Uefa Champions league commencing. There have been games with shocks but there have also been games where the likely winner has prevailed. The knockout stage is so crucial for teams because some teams can do well in the group stages but once the knockout stage begins they might lose their way and play a kind of soccer that is not usually expected by them.

To go over the results, Bayern Munich beat Chelsea three to zero and it is looking very unlikely that
they will make a comeback. Barcelona tied Napoli and although Barca is seen as a great team in Europe there is no question that since the departure of Pep Guardiola they have not been the same and that has been showing in their recent fixtures. But one of the best games was the Paris saint Germain game against Borrusia Dortmund and that game ended with a scoreline of two to one with Erling Brad Haland continuing to show his immense talent on the biggest stage. Manchester City fought out the win alongside Leipzig and Atlanta and one of the most underrated teams Lyon.

This year’s champions league can honestly go any which way it depends on what teams catch fire at the right team and play as a cohesive unit. Winning the champions league is a dream of most soccer players and that is when they go out and play on Tuesday or Wednesday nights of the Champions they give it all they have because that is there dream.

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PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 22: illustration of UEFA Champions League flag before the UEFA Champions League group B match between Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic Glasgow at Parc des Princes on November 22, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)