UEFA Champions League news

UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious European club football tournament. The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs.

UEFA organizes the strongest club tournaments in the world: Champions League, League of Europe and European Super Cup. The last trophy is played between the winners of the Champions League and the League of Europe.

History of UEFA Champions League

Since the first season of 1955/56, the tournament was called the European Champion Clubs' Cup or simply European Cup. The last time the European Champion Clubs' Cup was played in the season 1991/92. Then the organizers of the tournament changed the format and abandoned the play-off system in the form of a group tournament. At the same time, the hymn and emblem that are still in force appeared. Since the season 1992/93, the tournament finally got its present name - UEFA Champions League.

The competition is appealing to a wide-ranging television audience not only in Europe but throughout the world for many years. The final of the tournament was the most popular annual sports event in the world in recent years. So, the final of 2013 became the most popular final for the entire time of the tournament, drawing 360 million television viewers.

It is interesting that Real Madrid is the most successful club in the competition's history, having won the tournament 11 times, including its first five seasons. Spanish clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories - 16 wins.

Champions League Tournament

The tournament begins with a group stage of 32 teams. As a result of the draw, the teams are divided into eight groups of 4 teams each. Each team meets the others in its group home and away in a round-robin format. The winning team and the runners-up from each group then progress to the next round. The third-placed team enters the UEFA Europa League. Teams continue to play a few more matches, and then decide who passes in the quarter-finals. The quarterfinals are followed by the semi-finals, and then the final, consisting of one game at a neutral stadium.

Champions League winners

The club, which won in the Champions League, takes the trophy for ten months. Then the clubs receive a reduced copy of the award, for reference. The club, which won 5 times or 3 times in a row, takes the cup to perpetual storage.

The trophy is often called "big ears" because of the original design of the cup handles in many countries around the world. The Spanish version of this nickname ("la Orejona") is very popular in Latin America.

Six clubs were awarded the cup for numerous victories forever:

Real Madrid (after the 5th victory in a row, 1960),

Ajax (after 3 consecutive victories, 1973),

Bayern Munich (after 3 consecutive victories, 1976),

Milan (after the 5th victory, 1994),

Liverpool (after the 5th victory, 2005),

Barcelona (after the 5th victory, 2015).

Neymar reacts angrily after journalist asked him about Real Madrid

Neymar reacts angrily after journalist asked him about Real Madrid

Neymar reacts angrily after journalist asked him about Real Madrid
Willian, Hazard on fire as mighty Chelsea destroy FK Qarabag to qualify for Champions League last 16

Willian, Hazard on fire as mighty Chelsea destroy FK Qarabag to qualify for Champions League last 16

Premier League side Chelsea have qualified for the last 16 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League after beating FK Qarabag 4-0 on Wednesday night, November 22.

Willian, Hazard on fire as mighty Chelsea destroy FK Qarabag to qualify for Champions League last 16
Record for Ronaldo as Real Madrid dominate UEFA team of the year nominees list

Record for Ronaldo as Real Madrid dominate UEFA team of the year nominees list

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in UEFA's Team of the Year nominees for a record 14th time as part of an 11-strong contingent from Spanish side Real Madrid.

Record for Ronaldo as Real Madrid dominate UEFA team of the year nominees list
Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games

Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games

The Champions League match day five continues on Wednesday, November 22 with Manchester United in action, Barcelona face Juventus and Atletico welcome AS Roma.

Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games
Sevilla confirm coach Eduado Berizzo has cancer

Sevilla confirm coach Eduado Berizzo has cancer

Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo reportedly revealed to his team that he has prostate cancer at half-time just before a dramatic comeback draw against Liverpool.

Sevilla confirm coach Eduado Berizzo has cancer
Liverpool squanders a three goal lead in Spain to draw 3-3

Liverpool squanders a three goal lead in Spain to draw 3-3

Liverpool's penultimate Champions League fixture saw them face Sevilla where they were unable to secure a victory to qualify for the UCL round of 16.

Liverpool squanders a three goal lead in Spain to draw 3-3
Tottenham secure Champions League round of 16 place in style as they defeat Dortmund (photos)

Tottenham secure Champions League round of 16 place in style as they defeat Dortmund (photos)

Tottenham Hotspurs has defeated German giants Borrusia Dortmund 2 - 1 at Signal Iduna Park to qualify for round of the UEFA Champions League rounds of 16.

Tottenham secure Champions League round of 16 place in style as they defeat Dortmund (photos)
Tottenham face out of form Dortmund, Real Madrid, face APOEL, Liverpool face Sevilla in titanic UCL clash

Tottenham face out of form Dortmund, Real Madrid, face APOEL, Liverpool face Sevilla in titanic UCL clash

The Champions League match day five starts on Tuesday, November 21 with Real Madrid in action, Liverpool travel to Sevilla and Dortmund welcome Spurs.

Tottenham face out of form Dortmund, Real Madrid, face APOEL, Liverpool face Sevilla in titanic UCL clash
Real Madrid plotting summer move for Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso

Real Madrid plotting summer move for Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has shown his interest in Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso and has ordered Real Madrid hierarchy to get him the player.

Real Madrid plotting summer move for Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso
Lucas Moura and Marquinhos become fathers exactly 9 months after PSG's record win over Barcelona

Lucas Moura and Marquinhos become fathers exactly 9 months after PSG's record win over Barcelona

PSG duo of Lucas Moura and Marquinhos welcomed their new born babies on social media nine months after helping PSG defeat Barcelona in the Champions League.

Lucas Moura and Marquinhos become fathers exactly 9 months after PSG's record win over Barcelona
Football legend Didier Drogba to finally hang his boots in 2018

Football legend Didier Drogba to finally hang his boots in 2018

Former Chelsea and Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is ready to bring his illustrious football career to an end at the end of the current season in 2018.

Football legend Didier Drogba to finally hang his boots in 2018
Manchester United legend banned from all European club competition after kicking in the head

Manchester United legend banned from all European club competition after kicking in the head

Patrice Evra has been banned from all European club competition until June 30th, 2018, and fined €10,000, after aiming a kick at the head of a Marseille fan.

Manchester United legend banned from all European club competition after kicking in the head
Top French club tell Chelsea coach to leave the Blues for a move to France

Top French club tell Chelsea coach to leave the Blues for a move to France

PSG are reportedly considering a move for Chelsea boss Antonio to replace Unai Emery if he fails to get to the semi-finals of the Champions League this season.

Top French club tell Chelsea coach to leave the Blues for a move to France
Manchester United owners fear Jose Mourinho is set for stunning PSG move

Manchester United owners fear Jose Mourinho is set for stunning PSG move

Manchester United's owners the Glazers are convinced manager Jose Mourinho has set his sights on PSG after flirting with the French club earlier this season.

Manchester United owners fear Jose Mourinho is set for stunning PSG move
Paul Pogba inline to return against big Premier League rivals

Paul Pogba inline to return against big Premier League rivals

Manchester United's man Paul Pogba who pulled his hamstring in United's Champions League clash with Fc Basel in contention to return against Manchester City

Paul Pogba inline to return against big Premier League rivals
All my goals are on google - Angry Ronaldo tells journalists who raised questions about his form

All my goals are on google - Angry Ronaldo tells journalists who raised questions about his form

Cristiano Ronaldo was very vocal after Real Madrid's uninspiring performance at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspurs on Wednesday November 1, 2017......

All my goals are on google - Angry Ronaldo tells journalists who raised questions about his form
Cristiano Ronaldo makes stunning excuse for Madrid's defeat to Tottenham as he declares his team didn't deserve to lose

Cristiano Ronaldo makes stunning excuse for Madrid's defeat to Tottenham as he declares his team didn't deserve to lose

Real Madrid were taught a footballing lesson by English outfit Tottenham Hotspurs, a master class performance from Mauricio Pochettino 's men sent a message

Cristiano Ronaldo makes stunning excuse for Madrid's defeat to Tottenham as he declares his team didn't deserve to lose
Real Madrid manager talks tough following huge Wembley defeat

Real Madrid manager talks tough following huge Wembley defeat

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane insists that Los Blancos are not in crisis mode following their 3-1 Champions League defeat to Tottenham at Wembley.

Real Madrid manager talks tough following huge Wembley defeat
Sergio Aguero becomes Man City all time highest goalscorer

Sergio Aguero becomes Man City all time highest goalscorer

Argentine Sergio Aguero scored the goal that made him become Manchester City's all time highest goalscorer on the same pitch where Maradona made history

Sergio Aguero becomes Man City all time highest goalscorer
Cristiano Ronaldo: I don't want to renew my contract at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo: I don't want to renew my contract at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo denied that he is seeking an improved Real Madrid contract after seeing his side defeated by Tottenham in Wednesday's Champions League clash.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I don't want to renew my contract at Real Madrid
Manchester City hammer Napoli to qualify for the Champions League knock out stages

Manchester City hammer Napoli to qualify for the Champions League knock out stages

But the Citizens had to labour hard for them to get the victory in San Paolo thanks to Sergio Aguero who scored the winning goal for Pep Guardiola's men.

Manchester City hammer Napoli to qualify for the Champions League knock out stages
3 star generals! Liverpool thrash helpless Maribor at Anfield in entertaining Champions League clash

3 star generals! Liverpool thrash helpless Maribor at Anfield in entertaining Champions League clash

Premier League giants Liverpool have defeated Slovenia side Maribo 3-0 in their UEFA Champions League matchday 4 clash at Anfield in an entertaining fashion.

3 star generals! Liverpool thrash helpless Maribor at Anfield in entertaining Champions League clash
Dele Alli runs the show as Tottenham humiliate Real Madrid at Wembley

Dele Alli runs the show as Tottenham humiliate Real Madrid at Wembley

Real Madrid suffered a humiliating 3 - 1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley as Zinedine Zidane's men continue their poor run of form in La Liga and Europe.

Dele Alli runs the show as Tottenham humiliate Real Madrid at Wembley
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