Champions League, Real Madrid

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.

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