Champions League Talk Archives for January 2011

Champions League Heading Towards the Knock-Outs

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Only two more rounds of the group stage of the Champions League remain, and for quite a few teams, that means the margin for error is slim to none.

Over the final two match days, there are a number of important games that will determine how things shake out. Several of Europe's elite, like Barcelona and Bayern Munich, who boast the tournament's leading scorers in Lionel Messi and Mario Gomez, are in favorable positions heading into their last two matches, but there are also a couple of notable few who still have some work to do to keep alive their quest to be the best.

Ballon D’or Short List: Glaring Omissions Tarnish Credibility of Awards

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The Golden ball has released their shortlist of players of which one will be chosen as the undisputed best player for this past year. Yet, as it's been the case for a couple of years now, the shortlist raised more questions than provided answers.

The list, which is chosen by France Football Magazine, has always had its critics although as of late, it has attracted more widespread criticism than ever before.

Champions League Matchday 4 Preview: Biggest European Clubs Struggling in Group Stages

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The UEFA Champions League resumes tomorrow night as the fourth matchday of the group stage gets underway, and there are several teams that could clinch a place in the round of 16 if results go their way this week. It should be no surprise that the top three teams in Champions League statistics in regards to goals scored are all in that bunch, in Barcelona (9), Real Madrid (8), and Chelsea (8).