What is the Champions League?

The trophy that the teams compete for

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The trophy that the teams compete for

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In Europe, there are many big competitions or tournaments for sports. One of the greatest competitions between teams in the Champions League. This big competition is between many famous football/soccer teams in Europe. Some of them include big teams such as Juventus, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG (Paris Saint Germain) Liverpool, and many more. The UCL was established in 1955 by UEFA. It was originally called the European Cup. Every year, the contest would be held to determine the best teams in Europe. This year, the Champions League has already started, and it will be even more exciting because of all the recent transfers of famous players, such as Eden Hazard, Frankie De Jong. So far, the most successful team of all time is in the competition is Real Madrid, but the audience will see who wins this year.

 

The Champions League truly draws some of the biggest crowds, because of its exhilarating matches. According to SportyCo, the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League, also known as UCL, is the most-watched sporting event in the world. To many fans and players, the Champions League is one of the most important to them because the players must go through the competition before that, called the Europa League, in order to qualify.  This tournament is so special and honorable that there is even an anthem for it! The Champions League also has its own ball for the exciting tournament! 

 

Football teams (soccer is called Football in Europe) are very eager to win this intriguing tournament. There are a number of reasons for this. According to SportyCo.com, a huge amount of money will be paid to winning clubs, and that can help a certain club that won a lot. Another reason that this tournament is important for them is because it gives the club a great honor to be the holder of the UEFA Champions League trophy. Other than that, the club will be named the best club in Europe, because the purpose of this competition is to find out which club will be the best each year. There are also chances for players to be fighting for the ball with famous players.

This year’s 2019 Champions League will be exciting for football/soccer fans. Many games have already started, with one of the most noticeable matches being PSG against Real Madrid. Real Madrid got totally destroyed, with PSG winning 3-0. There were also other games. Bayern Munich won 3-0 against Crvena Zvezda. Atletico tied against Juventus 2-2.  Bayer lost to Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2. There were also many exciting games. This year will be an intense and interesting tournament, because of all the player transfers and other reasons. We will see who will win the Champions League!

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