Some CL group stage matches have the potential to be interesting, i.e. Milan vs. Madrid.
Real Madrid Ajax is probably the match to watch on Wednesday, but I can genuinely envisage a draw / 2-1 tight match.
Werder Bremen v Tottenham on tuesday night and Bayern v Roma wednesday night are probably gonna be the best fixtures on offer.
I thought the champions of a league in Europe are automatically qualified for the CL. What do you think is wrong with the pre-group qualifying rounds?
Cant wait for the CL. Although Spain vs Argentina might provide some cover until then.
Generally, it's set so that weaker teams get a more difficult route into the group stages. As you pass through the qualifying rounds the teams get tougher.
The 3rd / 4th best team of the highest ranked European teams are better than, say the champions of Wales or Malta, so the latter have to go through more various qualifying rounds. Do you disagree with the idea that the best teams in Europe should play in the group stages, and that it should strictly be for the champions of European leagues?
I actually agree with UEFA on this, the CL is more competitive with for example teams like Sevilla, Tottenham etc, rather than Levski Sofia and Metalist. The Champions League as a name is only that, a name. The European Cup had ironically the right meaning.
Watching Portugal Norway...Norway winning!
But if the Super League happens then what about supporters of the clubs railroaded into it?