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TWO DIFFERENT PATHS

A very unbalanced Champions: 26 titles in one side of the draw... None in the other

Published:10/07/2020 - 18:09h

Updated:10/07/2020 - 19:09h

It is often said that the draws are capricious, and the one of the Champions League this Friday has confirmed it again. The tournament has been completely unbalanced in its final stage, with clubs that count 26 titles in one side of the board... And none in the other

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During some months was loomed, but this Friday has finish to take form the final phase of the Champions League 2019-20. The work of the UEFA and his associated has given his fruits and has attained react to the crisis of the coronavirus, and in spite of that the championship will have a peculiar and entirely atypical end, has attained cushion the economic hit and the football, although with cautions, will be able to go on.

In the draw of this Friday have defined the eliminatory, that will move to Lisbon when they complete the eighth of final. The pandemia left to Athletic of Madrid, RB Leipzig, PSG and Atalanta already classified for chambers, but the duels between FC Barcelona and Napoli (1-1 in Saint Paolo), Manchester City and Real Madrid (1-2 in Santiago Bernabéu), Juventus and Olympique of Lyon (1-0 in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais) and Bayern of Munich and Chelsea (0-3 in Stamford Bridge) remained slopes to resolve and will do it in the headquarters foreseen initially.

After confirming the meetings that were not already 'tied', has been able to check that the chance has been more wayward that never, and has left a totally throw# off balance picture. There is a way to the 'orejona' that consists of three commitments -fourth, semis and final contest to only party- and rivals much more affordable, whereas in the another will be a face to expensive -of four stairs- between several historical groups.

In the first route to the title accumulate 26 trophies between all the teams selected, and only Napoli, City and Lyon have his list of winners in white. The list of champions heads it the Real Madrid with 13 entorchados, and follow him the Barça and the Bayern, empatados to five, the Juve, that possesses two, and Chelsea, that remains with one. Of course, any opponent in this sector supposes a capital challenge for any one.

In the second mix the experience and the debutantes but the triumphs in the competition remain in the absolute zero. Atalanta and Leipzig première in chambers, and the favourite, throwing the sight backwards, would be the Athletic. In his have state three finals, the one of 1974 and the ones of 2014 and 2016, in which it brushed the glass but remained with the honey in the lips. The PSG, by his part, has like limit the semis in which it fell in 1995.

The Champions confirms his dates and schedules

After expecting with patience to his rescheduling, the Champions also has done official the new dates and schedules. The eighth will complete between the 7 and 8 August 2020, the chambers will plant between the days 12 and 15 of the quoted month, the semifinals will be the 18 and 19 and the big final, that will contest in the Stadium gives Light of Lisbon, will take place the Sunday 23 to the 21:00 hours (peninsular schedule Spanish).

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