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.
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.
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