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Champions League

Post by bfcmik » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:25 pm

Matches from two seasons competitions being played on the same day for the 1st time ever.

1/8 finals 2nd leg ties at Barcelona and Bayern Munich tonight whilst Linfield are currently drawing 0-0 away early in the 2nd half at Tre Fiori in the preliminary round this afternoon with another game kicking off in the same round at 5pm.

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Re: Champions League

Post by tiger76 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:59 pm

Yes i saw this fact the other day, shows how bizarre the football calendar is right now, but i suppose they have to try and get on with next season if they can. This also demonstrates how many teams are involved in the CL, most people only really take notice once it reaches the group stages, but there's a plethora of matches beforehand.

Barcelona and Bayern games are last 16 ties not quarter-finals. From the quarterfinals on all the games are one off contests to be played in Germany. To ensure they wrap this season's comp up as quickly as possible.

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Re: Champions League

Post by bfcmik » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:02 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:59 pm
Barcelona and Bayern games are last 16 ties not quarter-finals. From the quarterfinals on all the games are one off contests to be played in Germany. To ensure they wrap this season's comp up as quickly as possible.
That's why I called them 1/8 finals :geek:

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Re: Champions League

Post by bfcmik » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:07 pm

The 2 preliminary round ties are 1 legged and are being played at a neutral stadium, Centre Sportif de Colovray, Nyon in Switzerland which is directly across the road from UEFA's HQ building.

Linfield won 2-0 to advance to the preliminary final.

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Re: Champions League

Post by chekhov » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:47 pm

I thought the games were being played in Portugal.

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Re: Champions League

Post by tiger76 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:54 pm

Chelsea getting a thumping 4-1 on the night 7-1 on aggregate, Barca heading through, Barca-Bayern QF is a tasty prospect.

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Re: Champions League

Post by tiger76 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:31 pm

Atletico Madrid: Two unnamed individuals test positive for coronavirushttps://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53715795

But it doesn't appear to have impacted on whether the tie will go ahead or not.

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