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Champions League Match Day One Thoughts

So the first round of matches in this years Champions League games are under our belt. And what did new learn?

  • Well 11 out of the 16 games (69%) ended up in either a draw or a one goal victory. I think that this years Champions League is the deepest contest in years and that is reflected in the closeness of the games.
  • As expected Real Madrid can score goals. Five in Switzerland against FC Zurich, but I would think that when we enter the knockout stages that Madrid will need to do something about that defense if they want to progress in the tournament
  • The domination by the Premier League sides continued with four wins, and three of the four English teams posted a clean sheet.
  • The problems that Serie A teams have had in recent years in the Champions League continues with only one win from 4 games.
  • Ronaldo and Messi showed once again why they are the two best players in the world.

In two weeks we get to do it all over again, with Bayern Munch v Juventus headlining the matches on Matchday 2.