Champions League Review & Summary

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Sam Marshall '22, Staff Writer

The champions league was finally able to wrap up the competition after taking a huge break due to COVID-19, and it was quite an exciting one once play returned as we could see all the teams play with more hunger for the game.Upon the return there was some surprises that I will discuss in this article. I’ll start off by talking about the round of 16 which was at first interrupted by COVID-19, There was only really one surprise in this round and that was French team Lyon beating one of the favorites to win the whole thing juventus in surprising fashion. But in the round of 8 is where we really started to see the most dramatic results. English team Man City faced the newfound underdogs lyon and to everyone’s surprise, lyon prevailed over them 3-1. The most surprising match of this round was probably Bayern vs Barcelona, hundreds of thoushands tuned in to watch what they thought would be a close game between two of the best teams in the world, but Bayern destroyed Barcelona in all areas of the game taking the win 8-2. Another surprising match was atletico madrid vs RB leipzig, it was a close game for the most part, but in the end, RB leipzig took the win 2-1. The only other match in this stage of the tournament was PSG vs Atlanta, Atlanta was up in the game and was looking to win, until Psg scored a late equalizer and eventually went on to score the winning goal. Then came the semi finals witch had new found favorites to win the tournament bayern munich facing underdogs lyon and PSG vs Rb leipzig, Lyon put up a good fight but was not able to neutralize bayerns attacking forces and was out of the tournament after a 0-3 loss, Paris saint germain was up next against leipzig also defeating them in the game 3-0. After all of the anticipation, it was time for the final as Bayern Munich faced Paris saint germain and the game was very close but in the end Bayern prevailed once again and took the win 1-0 to win the whole thing.

 

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