Category Archive: Champions League

Apr 06

Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Simeone’s tactically superior 4-5-1 dissolved by Torres’ Red

  Atletico were quite realistically considered the only team left in the CL that could stop Barca’s front three. But yet again, as has been the case in this fixture recently, some utterly reckless tackles by the capital side left them with a man down well within the first half. In the context of the …

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May 15

The unsung heroes of Barca’s treble challenge

So, Barcelona have a chance to win a treble this season. And they seem well placed to claim all the three trophies. The league can be won as soon as Sunday, and that too at the Vicente Calderon. Atletico Madrid won the league last year in the final match at the Camp Nou. So, for …

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Apr 30

David Luiz’s patience in midfield to decide the tie: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid UCL Semis Preview

After witnessing what was in no every possible capacity, a mauling of reigning champions last night, tonight’s clash between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will be expected to have something similar in store. While Atletico will be looking to ride their hot form and reach the final after almost 40 years, Chelsea will be looking to …

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Apr 28

Ancelotti’s choice to retain 4-4-2 would allow Philp Lahm freedom at Right Back; Bayern vs Real Madrid Preview

In an effort to achieve glory in world’s most decorated competition, two teams face off on Tuesday. The reward for a win being a berth in the final of the Champions League. While one is a defending champion, the other holds the record for most winner medals. Bayern Munich and Real Madrid do have a …

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Apr 22

Mourinho’s shift to 4-3-3 with David Luiz holding the key: UCL Semis – Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Preview

We finally arrive at a juncture in the Champions League where all bets are off, and it is almost impossible to predict which team will make it to the finals. The semifinals of football’s biggest club competition are here, and four very strong teams will be battling to reach the final in Lisbon. In the …

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