Real Madrid have won the Champions League in 2014. In a final full of pressing, switching play, and cramps, they had the upper hand over an Atlético Madrid side that was fully devoted to fighting for the win.
Real Madrid allowed only four shots on goal in the 2nd leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Guardiola’s FC Bayern München. Is Guardiola’s Tika-Taka finished or has Carlo Ancelotti simply developed an enormously effective counter tactic?
Madrid is simply the capital of European football. The Champions League final will be a derby. Atlético prevailed at Stamford Bridge with a 3-1 win against Chelsea by getting behind the defense of the Blues and opening the doors of the Londoner’s bus.
Bayern improved in the possession game but were not well coordinated in the final third and failed to secure themselves against Real’s counterattack. And it all might have worked if Real Madrid were men and not machines.
Bayern Munich has won the UEFA Champions League 2013.
Bayern defeated Barcelona 4-0. This game will probably go down in history for two reasons, as we might have witnessed the fall of one great team and the rise of another.
Germany 8, Spain 1. Borussia Dortmund dominates the “greatest club in the world.”
The madness dissected.
In Bayern Munich’s first defeat in 2013, Schweinsteiger and Ribery were sorely missed against Arsenal. Bayern’s problems mainly arose out of a lack of presence in central attacking midfield.
In the second leg of the round of 16 game between Barcelona and AC Milan is bound to become one of the all-time classics of the UEFA Champions League.