The most glamorous trophy in Europe- the UEFA champions League entered her last round of matches for the group stage and teams were scrabbling hard to get all 3point to earn a qualification for the second round of thecompetition. We saw breath-taking football action on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and also brush of laughter and ones from players and fans.
Before day 6 of the competition, some teams have secured their qualification for the next round. Football clubs like Bayem Munich, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona all had their spot in the second round of the prestigious UEFA Champions League. Other clubs like Monaco, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Basel, Bayem Leverkusen, Manchester City, Shackle 04, Shaktar Donesk, PSG, and Porto joined the qualification bus after last round of group stage matches. The likes of Liverpool, Anderlecht, Ajax and other third spots earners qualified for Europe League round of 32. This gives them an opportunity to still win a trophy as far as European continental football is concerned.
For the club like Galatasaray, CSKA Moscow, Malmo and rest, it time for them to learn from their errors and mistakes, concentrate more on their respective premier League fixtures and prepare well for next season’s UEFA Champion League. They would also have a rest from Tuesday and Wednesday nights football action.
The second round of the UCL would kick-start February 2015, draws and fixtures would come up Friday, December 12, 2014.
Any of the qualified clubs could be drawn against each other, but clubs from the same country would not.
Each group top sport eamers would all be in keep your fryers crossed as we wait which team would be facing the like of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayem Munich and other big European Clubs.
TOTAL TEAMS QUALIFIED FOR ROUND OF 16.
By: Emenyonu Christopher