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).

Top Premier League player crowned Champions League player of the week and it is not Willian

Top Premier League player crowned Champions League player of the week and it is not Willian

Top Premier League player crowned Champions League player of the week and it is not Willian
Messi scores as Barcelona hold Chelsea in tough Champions League battle at Stamford Bridge

Messi scores as Barcelona hold Chelsea in tough Champions League battle at Stamford Bridge

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi on Tuesday night, February 20 scored his first goal against Chelsea to help Barcelona record a 1-1 draw against the Blues in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 encounters.

Messi scores as Barcelona hold Chelsea in tough Champions League battle at Stamford Bridge
Barcelona coach reveals 1 important reason why Chelsea should not sack Conte

Barcelona coach reveals 1 important reason why Chelsea should not sack Conte

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has tagged Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte as one of the best coaches in modern day football, as both sides clash at the Stamford Bridge on February 20 in the Uefa Champions League 1st leg clash

Barcelona coach reveals 1 important reason why Chelsea should not sack Conte
I have not been able to sleep because of Barcelona and Messi - Chelsea boss reveals

I have not been able to sleep because of Barcelona and Messi - Chelsea boss reveals

Chelsea gaffer, Antonio Conte, has admitted to having sleepless nights ahead of his side clash with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge tonight February 20, the West London outfit welcome the in-form Catalan giants in the first leg of.

I have not been able to sleep because of Barcelona and Messi - Chelsea boss reveals
Barca in trouble! See the incredible way Chelsea players are training ahead of crucial Champions League clash (photo, video)

Barca in trouble! See the incredible way Chelsea players are training ahead of crucial Champions League clash (photo, video)

Antonio Conte led Chelsea side have resume training on Monday February 18 ahead of their crucial UEFA Champions League clash with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge, Pedro and Marcos Alonso as both have sat out the Blues' last three.

Barca in trouble! See the incredible way Chelsea players are training ahead of crucial Champions League clash (photo, video)
Hazard reveals 1 thing Chelsea players and Conte must do to stop Barcelona in the Champions League

Hazard reveals 1 thing Chelsea players and Conte must do to stop Barcelona in the Champions League

Chelsea ace, Eden Hazard, is backing under-pressure manager Antonio Conte to defeat Barcelona in the Champions League and turn Chelsea’s season around, the west London outfit will host the La Liga giants in the Champions League.

Hazard reveals 1 thing Chelsea players and Conte must do to stop Barcelona in the Champions League
Conte reveals one big problem that will make Chelsea struggle against Barcelona

Conte reveals one big problem that will make Chelsea struggle against Barcelona

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has revealed his side have given him a selection headache following their impressive form ahead of their Champions League tie with Barcelona, the Blues thrashed Hull 4-0 in the FA Cup clash on.

Conte reveals one big problem that will make Chelsea struggle against Barcelona
Giroud talks tough after scoring debut Chelsea goal

Giroud talks tough after scoring debut Chelsea goal

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, has revealed that he was highly relieved when he got his first goal for Chelsea in their 4-0 thrashing of Hull City at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup, the former Arsenal striker found the back of.

Giroud talks tough after scoring debut Chelsea goal
Lionel Messi names 2 players that can help PSG beat Real Madrid in the Champions League return leg

Lionel Messi names 2 players that can help PSG beat Real Madrid in the Champions League return leg

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has told Dani Alves and Neymar to keep hopes alive ahead of the second leg of their Champions League clash in France, saying they have all it takes to turn the match in their favour

Lionel Messi names 2 players that can help PSG beat Real Madrid in the Champions League return leg
Breaking! Liverpool star forward named Champions League player of the week (photo)

Breaking! Liverpool star forward named Champions League player of the week (photo)

Sadio Mane has been named Champions League player of the week following his highly impressive showings for Liverpool in the Champions League against Porto, Liverpool took to their official Twitter account to celebrate their.

Breaking! Liverpool star forward named Champions League player of the week (photo)
Hat-trick hero Mane aids five star Liverpool in trashing helpless Porto

Hat-trick hero Mane aids five star Liverpool in trashing helpless Porto

Liverpool have defeated Porto 0 - 5 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash at the Estadio do Dragao, both team head into the clash with massive away win in their domestic League, both team have in mind that.

Hat-trick hero Mane aids five star Liverpool in trashing helpless Porto
PSG star Neymar surprises his girlfriend with emotional Valentine day message on Instagram

PSG star Neymar surprises his girlfriend with emotional Valentine day message on Instagram

Former Barcelona forward, Neymar has sent love message to his girlfriend, Bruna Marquezine on social media expressing how much he loves the Brazilian actress ahead of PSG's champions league clash against Real Madrid

PSG star Neymar surprises his girlfriend with emotional Valentine day message on Instagram
Arsenal chiefs reveals the 2 things Wenger must do for him not to face the exit doors at the end of the season

Arsenal chiefs reveals the 2 things Wenger must do for him not to face the exit doors at the end of the season

Arsenal chiefs want the Gunners to finish the ongoing Premier League season among the top four or win the 2018 Europa League title which will make the Gunners to qualify automatically for the Champions League next term.

Arsenal chiefs reveals the 2 things Wenger must do for him not to face the exit doors at the end of the season
Tottenaham secure vital away draw in entertaining Champions League clash

Tottenaham secure vital away draw in entertaining Champions League clash

North London side, Tottenham came from two goals deficit to secure a hard fought 2 - 2 away draw with Juventus as the Turin stadium, both team head into the game with victories over domestic rivals in their League. Juventus.

Tottenaham secure vital away draw in entertaining Champions League clash
Morata warns his Chelsea's teammates to be scared of this Barcelona player when both teams face-off in the Champions League

Morata warns his Chelsea's teammates to be scared of this Barcelona player when both teams face-off in the Champions League

As both sides prepare to battle for a place in the Champions League quarterfinals stage, Chelsea forward, Alvaro Morata wants his mates to be wary of Barcelona star, Lionel Messi who is currently in-form for his Spanish side

Morata warns his Chelsea's teammates to be scared of this Barcelona player when both teams face-off in the Champions League
He is on the same level with Messi and Ronaldo - Chiellini hails Tottenham star attacker ahead of Champions League clash

He is on the same level with Messi and Ronaldo - Chiellini hails Tottenham star attacker ahead of Champions League clash

Juventus legend, Giorgio Chiellini, has shown great respect for his side Champions League opponent Harry Kane as he labeled the striker “irreplaceable” and put the Tottenham striker on the same level as Leo Messi, Ronaldo and.

He is on the same level with Messi and Ronaldo - Chiellini hails Tottenham star attacker ahead of Champions League clash
Serious headache for Antonio Conte as Barca star man resumes full training ahead of crucial Champions League clash

Serious headache for Antonio Conte as Barca star man resumes full training ahead of crucial Champions League clash

Premier League champions Chelsea have been dealt a huge blow as Barcelona record signing Ousmane Dembele has returned to full training with the Catalans and is set to play against the Blues, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be.

Serious headache for Antonio Conte as Barca star man resumes full training ahead of crucial Champions League clash
Breaking! UEFA release 2017 team of the year (photos, video)

Breaking! UEFA release 2017 team of the year (photos, video)

At the goalkeeping position is legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, Real Madrid skillful fullback Marcelo occupies the leftback position in the list, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is at the center back and he is accompanied.

Breaking! UEFA release 2017 team of the year (photos, video)
Big boy! Manchester City's Nigerian youngster buys himself N1.09bn mansion (photos)

Big boy! Manchester City's Nigerian youngster buys himself N1.09bn mansion (photos)

Manchester City youngster Tosin Adarabioyo who has never started in a Premier League game has just spent on a £2.25million mansion. The 20-year-old is on £25,000 a week despite just seven appearances in cup games.

Big boy! Manchester City's Nigerian youngster buys himself N1.09bn mansion (photos)
Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon names the 4 greatest strikers he has ever faced and Messi misses out

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon names the 4 greatest strikers he has ever faced and Messi misses out

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has come up against some of the best goalscorers ever since his debut for Parma in 1995 and he named four strikers he has faced that have the best natural goal scoring instincts.

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon names the 4 greatest strikers he has ever faced and Messi misses out
See the Head-to-head record between two European giants Real Madrid and PSG

See the Head-to-head record between two European giants Real Madrid and PSG

European and Spanish Champions Real Madrid have been drawn against French Champions Paris Saint Germain in the round of 16 of the Uefa Champions League

See the Head-to-head record between two European giants Real Madrid and PSG
Nigerians react comically to Champions League draws (photos, videos)

Nigerians react comically to Champions League draws (photos, videos)

UEFA have just concluded the round of 16 draws for the ongoing 2017/2018 Champions League at the UEFA headquaters in Nyon, Switzerland with many interesting.

Nigerians react comically to Champions League draws (photos, videos)
Checkout who Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Barcelona will face in the Champions League round-of-16

Checkout who Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Barcelona will face in the Champions League round-of-16

The UEFA Champions League round-of-16 will see big spending French side PSG face Real Madrid, Juventus vs Tottenham and Chelsea face old foes Chelsea.

Checkout who Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Barcelona will face in the Champions League round-of-16
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