Champions League Outlook. 1 Week to go.

Discussion in 'TCL: Tradition Cup Events' started by niuhuskie224, May 12, 2011.

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Will Juventus has a chance to defend there CL Crown?

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  2. No

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  1. niuhuskie224

    niuhuskie224 Walk On

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    For most teams, only 2 games stand between the Champions League, The Europa League or no tournament play this season. Before looking ahead, lets look back on the previous week.

    Key Match-Ups for Week 2

    Atletico Madrid vs. Aston Villa
    Atletico Madrid vs. FC Zenit

    Atletico Madrid dropped both of these matches and seems destined for no tournament play. Considering this team was 90 minutes away from the semi-finals of last years Champions League this is a major disappointment going into week 3.

    For Zenit, they won the first of 2 this week putting them in decent position to make a run.

    For Aston Villa, they also took care of the front end of games this week and look to finish strong and be in position to advance.

    Juventus vs. Manchester City

    A disappointing result for Juventus as they could only manage a tie. Could last years Chamions League Champion be sitting on the sideline with Atletico Madrid come this time next week. Not exactly out of the question. A win over Zenit could go a long way to getting back to the Champions League.

    Olympique Lyonnais vs. Fulham
    A knockout game it could end up being as predicted. Fulham with the 4-2 victory jumps into the Champions League 10th spot as OL falls into the 16th slot and on the outside looking in.

    Istanbul BB vs. AC Milan
    Istanbul BB vs. Napoli

    To say Istanbul missed an oppertunity would be an understatement. 2 winnable games resulted in a tie and a loss. AC Milan was the big winner this week getting past Istanbul and Hamburg to shoot into 8th and have a shot at the Champions League. The only team relegated last season has woken up and is charging hard into week 3.

    Moving onto week 3, what is there to look ahead to.

    Manchester City, FC Porto and Napoli are all in great shape to get into the CL. A draw will at the very least rest the nerves of their supporters.

    Will Arsenal play enough games to stay in contention? Or will they get in playing only 2 games?

    Juventus vs. Zenit
    Juventus vs. Tottenham
    Juventus vs. Arsenal

    The world will be watching Juventus this week. 3 games and likely 6 points needed to make it into the Europa League and all 9 to feel good about the Champions League. And as much as Juventus needs these games, Tottenham is looking to lock up a spot in the CL, Zenit is looking to at least make the Europa League sitting in 13th and Arsenal is undefeated after 2 games.

    Atletico Madrid vs. Bayern Munich
    Atletico Madrid vs. Everton

    Everton is the toughest draw here. These two were 90 minutes from meeting in the CL Semi Finals. Now both are fighting for the CL and Europa League. If Everton scores on Atletico Madrid early, they will have to feel good about there CL chances.

    The match against Bayern Munich feature two winless teams. The Europa League is still a strong possibility with the cut line sitting at 3 points, but the winner of this will have to win there second game. It would be fitting if the two tied and sat home in misery after terrible starts to the season for both.

    Bayern Munich vs. Zenit

    If Bayern does beat Atletico Madrid, this game could be a win or go home for the Europa League. Zenit is at 13th and needs the win and Bayern could wash away all of there ills with a sweep this week.

    AC Milan vs. Liverpool
    AC Milan vs. Napoli

    AC Milan, relegated this season, is putting up a fight and could make the CL this season. After a major sweep, could AC Milan really win 4 straight and do what many thought was impossible going into this year?

    One week could be everything for the teams above. For some, early season ills can be put to rest for now, and hot starts can be shot up in flames if they don't finish strong.

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  2. ryalaman

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    Do you have the full combines standings? If you don't then don't worry about it, it's not a big deal. I was just curious to see the full standings and maybe try to predict what the cut line would be.
     
  3. AJ Hart MN

    AJ Hart MN Marseille - TFL Season 1 Champions

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    Can my early season schedule be any more brutal??
     
  4. niuhuskie224

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    The standings thread is up to date with all games played through last night.
     
  5. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Cry me a freakin river..
     
  6. AJ Hart MN

    AJ Hart MN Marseille - TFL Season 1 Champions

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    The hostility aimed for Juventus FC is alarming to me.. Why the hate bro??

    If you really want me to cry then I shouldn't even be in this predictament as the previous season's winner should be exempt :p
     
  7. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Hahaha. You need to update your description or whatever by your avatar... You know to add Season 1 and Season 2 Premier league champion and Season 1 Champions league champion...

    Maybe then youll understand the bias..
     
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