by Steve, Reading
It's blatantly obvious that Real Madrid are going to qualify from Group B. Two wins out of two, a 5-1 drubbing of FC Basel and a solid win against Ludo Razgrad mean that things are looking quite good at the moment for the world's greatest team. There seems to be large gap in quality between Madrid and the other three clubs in the Group and as such it's safe to say they are heading towards the top spot with ease.
With that in mind it leaves three teams searching for that second spot, and since Ludo Razgrad don't seem likely to shake things up in Group B the question is: Who will qualify, FC Basel or Liverpool?
A lot of people would jump the gun and say Liverpool are going to get that
Updated 21st October 2014 at 02:30 PM by Veritas
Which clubs involved in the 2014-15 Champions League spent most – and to what extent will that spending increase their chances of lifting the trophy?
Well first things first – before we have a look at which clubs spent the money and what their chances currently are – let’s first have a look at a few stats that could help us decide where the trophy is likely to be headed after next June 6th’s final in Berlin.
If we take a look at what has happened since the turn of the century in this, the biggest club competition on world football, it seems likely that the winner will be Spanish, English or German... or maybe Italian. No great surprises there, then, but it’s interesting to have a look at the stats anyway.
Since the year 2000, Spanish clubs have landed
APOEL Nicosia have become the first Cypriot team to reach the quarter-finals of any European competition after beating Lyon 4-3 on penalties (1-1 on aggregate) to qualify for the last eight of the Champions League.
APOEL means Athletikos Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias or Athletic Football Club of Greeks of NicosiaThey have been the champions in Cyprus 21 timesTheir current team includes ten different nationalitiesTheir average home attendance so far this season at the 22,859-capacity GSP Stadium is 9,418Their record signing (Ailton) cost £800,000This is only the second time they’ve reached the group stages of the Champions League.They finished bottom of Group D in 2009-10 behind Chelsea, Porto and Atletico MadridThis season’s Champions
Updated 8th March 2012 at 10:44 AM by 11v11