Call it whatever you like; Champions League, UEFA Champions League or simply European Cup, this has got to be one of the biggest annual events for any football fan. In short the UEFA organizes this football championship between the highest ranking football clubs in Europe; and this has been a long standing tradition since 1955. Whether you are a Barcelona fanatic (the current champions of the series) or an ardent Real Madrid supporter (Club with the highest number of wins – nine) or any other European football club you may be supporting, you cannot deny that Live Football can never be this great!
This season 2009-2010 will be the fifty fifth series of the championship ever since its establishment in 1955. Barcelona is the defending champions and who defends their mettle or rises from the ashes of last season’s defeat will have to be waited out and watched. The Final Match for this season will be played at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain on the appointed date of 22 May 2010. The Format this year will remain the same as every year.
A total of thirty two teams will be taking part in the Group Stage and seventy six in the qualifying stage and every team has its particular fan following around the world; but among some of the favorites of the world which will be participating in one of the most popular annual sporting events in the world include – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Lyon and more and more.
International Friendly Matches Live:
MLS All Stars v Manchester United, MTK Budapest v Al-Ahli, Galatasaray v Liverpool, Deportivo Xerez v Sevilla
Friday 29th July 2011
International Friendly Matches Live: Juventus v Chivas Guadalajara, Roda v Malaga.
CONCACAF Champions League Live: Alianza v Dallas
However there are a series of changes that the championship as a whole will be facing from this year. The main format of the main competition is to remain the same with no changes in the rules of thirty two teams splitting into groups for the group stage followed by the knock outs. But from this season, the system of involving four qualifying rounds is going to be started. This will be played in the home and away system to complete matches for all the teams of the group stage. Read more at HowDoIGo.
According to sports critics, these are the football top players to watch out for this season – Yoann Gourcuff; from the French Bordeaux team club. His performance in the French Cup final is supposed to trigger off the critics who are claiming his stardom. Diego Milito; from the Argentinean Inter Milan Club. He has proved himself over three seasons and might just make the biggest splash in this one. Yuri Zhirkov; he is a Russian belonging to the Chelsea club. His brilliant performance last season is expected to be just a premier to this year.
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