Champions League Week 2 Refresher
October 18, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

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With this weeks Champions League well underway we’re looking to refresh your memory about who had a great round last time out and was pure muck! Let’s get into it right away.

Winner – Celtic 

For years these guys have been stealing a living at the top table of European football. Let’s face it, they’re not the Celtic of old that would regularly and deservedly compete at the latter stages of Europe’s top competitions. The Scottish league has just fallen by the wayside due to the money being pumped around other leagues. We thought we were finally being proven right when Barcelona stuffed them a fortnight ago but low and behold they’ve gone and done it again. Celtic managed to get a 3-3 draw with megabucks Man City in Celtic Park. They’re the big winners this week because they’ve secured their bandwagon following for another year in Europe. Here’s to a big Man City win in the return fixture…

Winner – Leicester City

The Premier League holders have started their campaign like a side who are there every single year. A comfortable win in Week 1 in Belgium was more reminiscent of a Chelsea or Man City side but the opposition were weak. Porto, however, are not and when they came to visit the King Power stadium, few would have been shocked had Leicester tasted defeat but they’ve gone and dug out a 1-0 win. Leicester are fearless and prior to the group beginning, We would have had it down as a photo finish for top two but two wins from two has Leicester in pole position. They are fearless, it will bring them far.

Winner – Real Madrid

It may be a surprise to see the current European Champions up on this list as one of the week’s winners as they only got a draw against Borussia Dortmund but we’d consider them possibly the biggest winners of the week. Tuchel’s side absolutely dominated Real from start to finish but found themselves behind on two separate occasions. It was the 22nd game of Madrid’s unbeaten run in the Champions League. What was the last game they lost? A 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Westfalenstadion. A draw in your toughest group game by a country mile is a great result, particularly when you spent most of the game under the kosh.

The Wooden Spoon – Man City

It couldn’t have gone to anyone else. When you consider the record Man City have with Champions League draws, they will have to finish first at any cost to avoid the bigger names but instead they’ve dropped points to the predicted whipping boys of the group. A shocking result for the English League leaders and it could come back to haunt them. You’d still expect them to qualify but 2nd place would leave them staring down another tough last 16 game.

 

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Champions League Week 2 Refresher
October 18, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

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With this weeks Champions League well underway we’re looking to refresh your memory about who had a great round last time out and was pure muck! Let’s get into it right away.

Winner – Celtic 

For years these guys have been stealing a living at the top table of European football. Let’s face it, they’re not the Celtic of old that would regularly and deservedly compete at the latter stages of Europe’s top competitions. The Scottish league has just fallen by the wayside due to the money being pumped around other leagues. We thought we were finally being proven right when Barcelona stuffed them a fortnight ago but low and behold they’ve gone and done it again. Celtic managed to get a 3-3 draw with megabucks Man City in Celtic Park. They’re the big winners this week because they’ve secured their bandwagon following for another year in Europe. Here’s to a big Man City win in the return fixture…

Winner – Leicester City

The Premier League holders have started their campaign like a side who are there every single year. A comfortable win in Week 1 in Belgium was more reminiscent of a Chelsea or Man City side but the opposition were weak. Porto, however, are not and when they came to visit the King Power stadium, few would have been shocked had Leicester tasted defeat but they’ve gone and dug out a 1-0 win. Leicester are fearless and prior to the group beginning, We would have had it down as a photo finish for top two but two wins from two has Leicester in pole position. They are fearless, it will bring them far.

Winner – Real Madrid

It may be a surprise to see the current European Champions up on this list as one of the week’s winners as they only got a draw against Borussia Dortmund but we’d consider them possibly the biggest winners of the week. Tuchel’s side absolutely dominated Real from start to finish but found themselves behind on two separate occasions. It was the 22nd game of Madrid’s unbeaten run in the Champions League. What was the last game they lost? A 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Westfalenstadion. A draw in your toughest group game by a country mile is a great result, particularly when you spent most of the game under the kosh.

The Wooden Spoon – Man City

It couldn’t have gone to anyone else. When you consider the record Man City have with Champions League draws, they will have to finish first at any cost to avoid the bigger names but instead they’ve dropped points to the predicted whipping boys of the group. A shocking result for the English League leaders and it could come back to haunt them. You’d still expect them to qualify but 2nd place would leave them staring down another tough last 16 game.

 

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