Who will win Champions League 2020?

The People’s Countryside Football Club may not be very high profile as far as British football clubs go, but we are beyond passionate about this wonderful sport. So, naturally, when there are big things afoot in the football world, you can count on us wanting in on the fun. And what is more fun than the Champions League? Since the outbreak of the virus earlier this year, Champions League took a break in order to carefully follow the development and abide by international travel restrictions.

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The Champions League playoffs have now resumed, but there is a small catch. Only one game will be played in each round instead of the usual two. Furthermore, the games will only be held in Lisbon in order to limit travelling for the remaining teams.

So finally, the Champions League is back again to our great relief and we can look forward to an exciting last few rounds before the final later this year. Every other year or so, we break the piggy bank and travel somewhere in Europe to catch one of the Champions League playoff games live. Since all games will be held without spectators, we have instead resorted to betting on the matches. It may not be as immersive as being there in person, but it definitely adds a layer of excitement. If you want to follow suit but lack betting experience, you might first want to look up the best eu online casino for Champions League odds. Just a quick tip!

Before Champions League went on a break, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich were set to face Napoli and Chelsea. Barcelona tied 1-1 with Napoli and Bayern won by 3-0 against Chelsea. Last Saturday, Barça and Bayern have advanced to the quarter finals after winning decisively with 3-1 and 4-1 respectively. While these games were held at Camp Nou and Allianz Arena, the playoff will continue this Friday with the two winning teams playing for a semi final spot in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon at the Estádio da Luz.

Barcelona took control of the game early on with Clément Lenglet scoring 10 minutes into the first half, with Lionel Messi scoring another goal in the 24th minute. You could already see the fatigue in the eyes of Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina as the Napoli defense line came crumbling down, almost letting Messi score 3-0 a few minutes later. When Luis Suárez scored 3-0 on a penalty kick before halftime, the game was more or less settled. Aside from Napoli scoring a penalty kick in the second half, not much else happened and the game ended with a 3-1 win for FC Barcelona.

Bayern Munich, who won Bundesliga 2020 most recently, decimated Chelsea with a 4-1 win, scoring two goals in little over 25 minutes. The goals were scored by Robert Lewandowski and Ivan Perisic. Late in the first half Tammy Abraham of Chelsea reduced the deficit with a goal of his own. The second half was less exciting with Corentin Tolisso scoring the 3-1 goal for Bayern and Robert Lewandowski scoring yet again, making it 4-1. There was never any chance for Chelsea to make up for the significant loss in the first round that was played back before the corona pandemic forced Champions League into a halt.

Now, with these eight teams (in the picture above) left to play the quarter finals, stakes are higher than ever in this very odd year for European football. With so many sporting events still cancelled, all eyes are now on the Champitons League. This weekend and the next we will watch as FC Barcelona takes on Bayern Munich, the German team RB Leipzig versus Atlético Madrid, Manchester City against Lyon and last but not least, the Italian team Atalanta will face Paris Saint-Germain.

With so many good teams left in the playoffs there really is no telling who will come out on top once the semi finals and the grand final is upon us. We may be slightly biased, what with being English and all, but this year Manchester City are looking very promising and could very well bring the victory back home to the UK. We have already placed our bets on an online casino site and we are feeling lucky. You can count on us keeping a close eye on the CL playoffs over the next few weeks and look forward to some truly memorable matches. In times like these, football is more important than ever!