Champions League Live
Thursday 23 May 2013
German Bundesliga - Hoffenheim v Kaiserslautern
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The UEFA Champions League, formerly known as the European Cup, is the premier club tournament in European football. It generates interest from around the globe and is arguably the highest profile tournament in the world for club sides, and second only to the World Cup in terms of following. Live Champions League matches are always big draws and you can access coverage from the comfort of your own pc through our dedicated member’s area. Whether it’s Manchester United live, Real Madrid online or Inter Milan streaming that you want, Live Sports Network offers the chance to source coverage of live Champions League matches throughout Europe.
2010/2011 UEFA Champions League
The 2010/11 Champions League tournament should prove just as exciting and as unpredictable as in years gone by. The great and the good of Europe are almost all present.
England supply EPL champs and 2008 Champions League runners-up Chelsea as well as 2008 Champions Manchester United and losing 2006 finalists Arsenal. Champions League first-timers Tottenham debut in the qualifying rounds. Spurs were semi-finalists in their only previous European Champions’ Cup appearance, in 1962.
Champions Internazionale will join runners-up Bayern Munich. Spain’s big two, Barcelona and Real Madrid, join a sparkling group stage line-up, Real adding extra interest this year with new boss Jose Mourinho attempting to lift the trophy with a third club, having guided Porto and, last year, Inter to success.
Former winners Milan, Benfica, Celtic, Ajax and Marseille add lustre to the line-up, alongside recent Europa League winners Sevilla, Shakthar Donetsk and Zenit St.Petersburg.
Whatever the outcome you can watch all Champions League live games online inside our dedicated member’s area.
UEFA Champions League Structure
The 2009/10 competition introduced a series of changes to the structure in comparison with previous years. These changes remain for 2010/11.
22 teams (21 teams + the titleholder) qualify directly for the group phase. The three national associations with the highest UEFA coefficient ranking each have three teams gain automatic entry to the group stage, with the countries ranked 4 to 6 in the standings having two automatic qualifiers and the associations ranked 7 to 13 having one.
There are four qualifying rounds (including a play-off round), played in home-and-away ties, to complete the 32 participants in the UEFA Champions League group stage. There are two qualifying routes; the Champions Route and the League Route.
Champions Route: The first qualifying round comprises two two-legged ties involving the champions of the countries ranked 50 to 53 in UEFA competition. The winners of those ties progress to the second qualifying round where they are joined by the champions of the 32 countries ranked 17 to 49 (except Liechtenstein).
The victorious sides from those 17 ties join the champions from the associations ranked 14 to 16 in the third qualifying round, with the winners of those ten pairings reaching the play-off round. These five play-off ties will take place on a home-and-away basis with the winners qualifying for the UEFA Champions League group stage.
League Route: The third-placed side from the sixth-ranked member association, plus the runners-up from the associations ranked 7 to 15, start the competition in the third qualifying round.
The winners of these five ties progress to the play-off round, where they are joined by the fourth-placed sides from the associations ranked 1 to 3 and the third-placed teams from the associations ranked 4 and 5. The victorious teams from the five play-off ties qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Teams from the Champions Route and the League Route cannot meet in UEFA Champions League qualifying.
The losing team from each UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie will go into the UEFA Europa League play-offs. The losing team from each UEFA Champions League play-off tie will go into the UEFA Europa League group stage.
The team who finishes in third position in each UEFA Champions League group goes into the UEFA Europa League Round of 32. The four best third-ranked teams will be seeded for the Round of 32 with the group winners of the UEFA Europa League group stage.
The top two teams from each group will then play-off in a straight knock-out competition until the final, held on Saturday 28th May 2011 at London’s Wembley Stadium with a 7.45pm kick-off time (BST).
Brief History of the Champions League
At first, the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League was instituted under the name European Champions Clubs Cup. Strictly speaking, this competition is supposed to be for national football league champions in Europe. The idea was presented in 1955 by French Gabriel Hanot and it became a resounding success across Europe.
Later in the 1992-1993 season, the European Cup was renamed the UEFA Champions League and organized in its current structure where teams need not be league champions in their own countries. They only need to be one of the top performers in their own countries to get a chance to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. This move significantly boosted the Champions’ League popularity and fan base.
Never Miss Out: Watch Champions League Live Online
The Champions League is one of the most eagerly awaited sporting events in the world. Given the level of interest, getting hold of a ticket to watch live Champions League football can be very difficult.
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