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View Poll Results: Who will win the 2016-17 Champions League?
FC Barcelona 17 23.29%
Real Madrid 6 8.22%
Atlético Madrid 4 5.48%
Bayern München 12 16.44%
Borussia Dortmund 2 2.74%
Paris Saint-Germain 5 6.85%
Manchester City 6 8.22%
Arsenal FC 6 8.22%
Juventus 2 2.74%
other (e.g. LEICESTER, Spurs) 13 17.81%
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:28 AM   #1
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UEFA Champions League 2016-17 feat. VARDY and HURRIKANE



Welcome to the 25th edition of the UEFA Champions League (62nd including the old competitions).

Last season:

Winner: Real Madrid



Real's run started in Group A, where they went undefeated against PSG, Shakthar Donetsk and Malmö, where they scored 19 goals in 6 matches, 11 of them by Ronaldo, who alone scored 4 in the final 8-0 against Malmö. In the round of 16, they beat Roma 4-0 on aggregate, with CR7 scoring half of those goals. A critical moment came in the quarterfinal, where they surprisingly lost 0-2 in Wolfsburg before making their 3-0 comeback in the return leg, Ronaldo scoring goals 14,15 and 16. The semifinal was a boring, 180-minute clash with Manchester City, decided by a Fernando own goal in the 20th minute of the return leg.

The final in Milano was a re-match of the 2013-14 final. A Ramos goal was equalized by Carrasco, and on the final penalty in the shoot-out, Ronaldo (who had been invisible during the match) stepped up, scored and acted like he won the final on his own. Atlético was, once again, heartborken and left empty-handed.

This year, some of the usual participants from England are missing: Neither Chelsea nor Manchester United made the top-4-cut in the EPL. They are replaced by LEICESTER and Spurs. Will Leicester's run continue beyong the CL group stage? As champions, they will be in Pot 1. Lets look at the 22 teams that are already qualified for the Group stage:

BarcelonaBayern MünchenSporting CPClub Brugge
Real MadridBorussia DortmundParis St. GermainBesiktas
Atlético MadridBayer LverkusenOlympique LyonFC Basel
Leicester CityJuventusCSKA MoscowSevilla (EL Winner)
Tottenham HotspurNapoliPSV Eindhoven 
Arsenal FCBenficaDynamo Kiev 

Notable changes: Swiss champion Basel is now directly qualified, while the Greek champions Olympiakos have been pushed back to the 3rd qualifying round.

Here are the fixtures for the first two qualifying rounds:



Seeding for the League Route of the 3rd round:

Seeded: Shakthar, Ajax, Anderlecht, Fenerbahce, Sparta Prague
Unseeded: PAOK, Steaua, Monaco, Young Boys Bern, Rostov

One of the most interesting questions during qualification will be if Red Bull Salzburg will finally manage to reach the Group Stage after the Red Bull takeover in 2005. Here is their CL history since then:

2006-07: lost 1-3 to Valencia in Q3
2007-08: lost 2-3 to Shakthar in Q3
2009-10: lost 1-5 to Maccabi Haifa in the play-off round
2010-11: lost 3-4 to Hapoel Tel Aviv in the play-off round
2011-12: lost 4-4 (away goals) to Dudelange (Luxembourg) in Q2
2013-14: lost 2-4 to Fenerbahce in Q3
2014-15: lost 2-4 to Malmö in the play-off round.

Can Real defend the title? Who will be the fourth semi-finalist besides Barca, Real and Bayern? Will Leicester conquer Europe? Will Ronaldo break 100 CL goals? (currently at 93)

Go go go.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:29 AM   #2
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2016-17 feat. VARDY and HURRIKANE

Someone needs to edit in a LEICESTER option, I refuse to be bundled with lol Spurs fans
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2016-17 feat. VARDY and HURRIKANE

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scored and acted like he won the final on his own.
yeah, the right thing to do would have been to start crying and going to the locker room with his head down. Lol at having Arsenal in the poll hahahaha

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Old 06-20-2016, 11:44 AM   #4
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Lol at having Arsenal in the poll hahahaha
That's just bait for the Arsenal donks who are deluded enough not to know they get knocked out in the Round of 16
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:49 AM   #5
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Nice OP as always FC. In (but still out). Leggo LESTER.
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Just a thing that I've wondered for some time:
Do Uruguayans celebrate having a world cup title as much real supporters celebrate their first 5 CL?
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:31 PM   #7
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Someone needs to edit in a SPURS option, I refuse to be bundled with the one-hit wonder Lester..
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:35 PM   #8
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Someone needs to edit in a SPURS option, I refuse to be bundled with the one-hit wonder Lester..
It is better to be a one-hit wonder than a no-hit wonder.
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:58 PM   #9
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Considering I'm the spark for this thread I'd have thought Celtic would have been in 'other'.

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Old 06-20-2016, 12:59 PM   #10
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Well done, sir..
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So who is Celtic gonna lose to this time in qualifiers
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:07 PM   #12
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No idea.

Which group are your mob in?
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possible that we both end up in the same! Group J or whatever
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:11 PM   #14
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:23 PM   #15
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Considering I'm the spark for this thread I'd have thought Celtic would have been in 'other'.

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Considering I'm the spark for this thread I'd have thought Celtic would have been in 'other'.

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they probably be out before most people open this thread.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:05 AM   #17
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2016-17 feat. VARDY and HURRIKANE

We got Lincoln Imps in Gibraltar.

Battle of Britain, should be fun.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:52 AM   #18
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2016-17 feat. VARDY and HURRIKANE

And Skenderbeu (Albania) has been banned for alleged match-fixing, replaced by Partizani (runner-up)
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:15 AM   #19
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In

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Bayern or Leicester, I think

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Old 07-12-2016, 01:42 PM   #21
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The Rodgers revolution will be televised (btsports2).

Pump the gimps!

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Think Barca will win it. Easily the best team IMO want atletico or Leicester to win it though.
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Arsenal makes the semis
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RONNIE
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:01 PM   #25
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voted arsenal out of homer delusion. think its Barca's this year
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