Karanakov Ivan IV-3
The League Championship Tournament
The UEFA Champions League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. The tournament consists of several stages. In the present format it begins in mid-July with three knockout qualifying rounds and play-off round. The 10 top surviving teams are joining 22 seeded teams in the group stage,in which there are eight groups consisting of four teams each. The eight group winners and eight runners-up enter the final knockout phase, which ends with the final match in May. This elite competiton started two days ago for 2010/2011 season. A strong euphoria hits the world, '' Whos gonna be the new Champion of Europe''. Its very exciting because some of them are fighting for the 10-th title like Real Madrid, or AC Milan who are trying to get their nine title. It will be very interesting this year. Everyone is tipping that Barcelona will won the trophy,but we will see there are still many games to play. For this year the most exciting group is Group G which is called '' The Group of Death''. Three European giants will lock horns in group G,but the tassle between AC Milan, Real Madrid CF and AFC Ajax is just one of the many intriguing stories set to unravel over the coming months.
It may only have been maturing since the Monte Carlo draw on 26 August,but this season's UEFA Champions league already bears the aroma of a vintage year. AFC Ajax are hardly newcomers as four-time winners, but their coach Martin Jol is a UEFA Champions League debutant. He nevertheless believes his side could shock Real Madrid CF, AC Milan and AJ Auxerre in Group G. Yet the man in pole position is the Portuguese tactician who first claimed the trophy with FC Porto: José Mourinho. Already the defending champion after FC Internazionale Milano's exploits last season, the new Madrid coach is bent on leading the competition's most successful club to their tenth title....
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