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Champions League Proper Kicks Off

Champions League Proper Kicks Off

Each team plays each other twice following which the top two progress through to the final 16. From there the knockout rounds will take place and will end with the final to take place in Munich in May. Football betting has Barcelona as favourites to defend the title they won last year at Wembley. All of the usual suspects such as United, Real Madrid, Inter, Porto, Ajax and CSKA are also in the running and there’ll be more than a few pairs of eyes on Man City who’ve invested heavily in their squad and have big intentions in this competition.

What you need to know:

 

Do City have what it takes to play with the big boys? Can Jose win his 3rd title whilst stealing the prize from under the noses of holders Barca and some of his former clubs?

 

Trivia:

* 11 former winners are still in the competition

* Five teams (Napoli, Trabzonspor, Viktoria Plzeň, Manchester City and Oţelul Galaţi) are making their debuts in the group stage.

* 18 countries are represented in the group stage.

* Borussia Dortmund won the final the last time it was played in Munich