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  1. Does big spending equal Champions League success?

    by , 7th October 2014 at 12:45 PM (11v11 blog)
    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 ...
  2. APOEL Nicosia in sweet success!

    by , 8th March 2012 at 09:41 AM (11v11 blog)
    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 Nicosia
    • They have been the champions in Cyprus 21 times
    • Their current team includes ten different nationalities
    • Their average home attendance so far this season at the 22,859-capacity GSP Stadium is 9,418
    • Their record signing (Ailton) cost £800,000
    • This 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 Madrid
    • This season’s Champions

    Updated 8th March 2012 at 09:44 AM by 11v11

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