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    Official Champions League 2018/2019 - New & Improved: Arsenal AND Chelsea Free (NWT)

    Champions League qualifying rounds have now reached the point where everyone left will either make it to the Champions League group stages or will fall back directly into the Europa League group stages, so it's probably worth starting to talk about it. There's a few good match-ups this round already - Celtic is taking on AEK Athens, Standard Liege and Red Star Belgrade and the big one - Benefica and Fenerbahce.

    For the group stages - Liverpool should be big Fenerbahce fans, because they will jump up to Pot #2 in the draw if Benefica is eliminated. Otherwise the first two pots are now set, with Manchester City being the only Premier League team in Pot #1 (Manchester United and Tottenham are in Pot #2). Other than potentially Liverpool, there's no real chance of a group of death because Pot #3 and Pot #4 look pretty weak this year ... could be a very boring group stage.

    And if you are traveling to England to watch the Champions League this year - remember that the only location in the city you can watch it live is in North London, specifically in the N17 postal code.


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    Kinda silly Liverpool could be that lowly seeded after making the final last year. Not being in Europe at all in '16-17 hurting them big style, but seems teams who make the final should get more points

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsc8521s View Post
    Kinda silly Liverpool could be that lowly seeded after making the final last year. Not being in Europe at all in '16-17 hurting them big style, but seems teams who make the final should get more points
    UEFA Champions League points system
    First qualifying round elimination – 0.5 points
    Second qualifying round elimination – 1 point
    Group stage bonus participation – 4 points
    Group stage win – 2 points
    Group stage draw – 1 point
    Round of 16 bonus participation – 4 points

    Clubs are also awarded an additional point if they reach the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals or final.


    You do get more points for going deeper in the competition - Liverpool got 30 points last year, only Madrid got more (32). The problem for Liverpool is the coefficient is a rolling 5 year combination and they also missed out on European football in 13/14 as well as 16/17. They also only got 10 points for their 14/15 campaign.

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    Liverpool has by far the highest coefficient of any club that missed European play more than once in the past 5 years. They have 62 points and are in #22 ... Lazio is the next highest with only 3 qualifying years at #36 with 41 points. Liverpool got a HUGE boost from their run to the final last year.

    https://www.uefa.com/memberassociati....html#/yr/2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by vadimivich View Post
    And if you are traveling to England to watch the Champions League this year - remember that the only location in the city you can watch it live is in North London, specifically in the N17 postal code.
    Look everyone, this RUBE thinks that England and London are the same thing.

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    N17 is hardly even London

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    West Ham fan says stuff.

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    England only have one #1 seed because an English club didn't win the CL last year.
    Football. Bloody Hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deacvision7 View Post
    England only have one #1 seed because an English club didn't win the CL last year.
    Yep. Ludicrous that the Russian league gets to keep their Pot #1 auto slot, but UEFA is going to UEFA.

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