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August 31, 2013

2013-14 UEFA Champions League Group Stage: Location/attendance map, with stadium capacities & each club’s percent-capacity figure (from home matches in 2012-13 domestic leagues).

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2013-14 UEFA Champions League Group Stage: Location/attendance map, with stadium capacities & each club’s 12/13 percent-capacity figure



2013-14 UEFA Champions League Group Stage – fixtures, results, tables (soccerway.com).

From TheGuardian.com/football, from 29 Aug. 2013, by Jamie Jackson,
Champions League group stage draw 2013-14
• Arsenal drawn with Dortmund, Napoli and Marseille
• Celtic pitted against Barcelona, Milan and Ajax
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uefa.com/CL

This is the 22nd iteration of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage (ie, since 1992-93). Title-holders are of course Bayern Munich, the Bavarian giants who defeated their biggest rival, Borussia Dortmund, in the thrilling 2012-13 UEFA Champions League Final in London at Wembley on 25 May, by a score of 2-1. It was the first all German final in the competition (ie, since 1955-56).

On the map itself, in the center of the map page, the locations of the clubs which have qualified for this year’s CL Group Stage are shown on a large map of Europe. Surrounding the large map are enlarged inset maps of each of the 19 countries which have teams involved in this season’s group stage. The club crests on the inset maps are sized to reflect each club’s average attendance – the larger the crest, the higher that club’s average attendance is. Average attendance is from each club’s home matches in their domestic league last season (2012-13). I got the figures from European-Football-Statistics.co.uk/attendances.

Listed on the left-hand side are 2012-13 average attendance figures (from domestic home league matches), then each club’s stadium capacity (for 12/13 league matches), then each club’s percent-capacity. For this year’s UEFA CL map, I have dispensed with percent-change in attendance. I decided the space was better used for listing each club’s stadium capacity, and each club’s percent-capacity for 12/13. Percent Capacity = Avg. Attendance divided by Stadium Capacity.

Here are all the clubs in the 2013-14 Champions League Group Stage that filled their stadium last season by over 90.0 percent-capacity…
-100.0: Bayern Munich, at 71,000 per game in the 2012-13 Bundesliga, and the 6th-consecutive season that the current Champions League title-holders’ percent-capacity figure has been at exactly 100.0%, at their space-age Allianz Arena in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
-99.8: Borussia Dortmund, at a world’s-best 80,520 per game at Westfalenstadion [aka Signal-Iduna Park] in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in the 2012-13 Bundesliga.
-99.6: Manchester United, at 75,530 per game at Old Trafford in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England in the 2012-13 Premier League.
-99.5: Arsenal, at 60,079 per game at Emirates Stadium in North London, England in the 2012-13 Premier League.
-99.1: Schalke 04, at 61,171 per game at Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in the 2012-13 Bundesliga.
-99.0: Chelsea, at 41,462 per game at Stamford Bridge in West London, England in the 2012-13 Premier League.
-99.0: Manchester City, at 46,974 per game at the City of Manchester Stadium [aka the Etihad Arena] in Manchester, England in the 2012-13 Premier League.
-95.8: Ajax, at 50,490 per game at Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Nord Holland, Netherlands in the 2012-13 Eredivisie.
-93.5: Juventus, at 38,600 per game at Juventus Stadium in Turin, Piedmont, Italy in the 2012-13 Serie A.
-93.0: Bayer Leverkusen, at 28,120 per game at BayArena in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in the 2012-13 Bundesliga.
-91.1: Paris Saint-Germain, at 43,239 per game at Parc des Princes in the 16th arrondissement in SW Paris, France in the 2012-13 Ligue 1.

Stadium capacities for league matches will inevitably be a bit less than the full capacity (ie, total number of seats+standing-room terracing, if allowed) in a given stadium – for safety reasons to separate rival fans. For UEFA matches it will very often be less than that as well (ie, more rival-fans-separation). In the last 4 or 5 years, Wikipedia has been pretty good about keeping track of stadium capacities – they can often vary from year to year. But there are errors, such as at the en.wikipedia.org page on the 2012-13 Belgian Pro League, where it fails to include the Anderlecht venue’s standing capacity – the club’s Constance Vanden Stock Stadium has 21,000 seats (that’s what its capacity is listed as {here), but that fails to account for the 5.3 K to 6.9 K of available standing-terrace capacity there (like it is listed at the de.wikipedia.org page on the stadium, here). Soccerway.com is also good on reporting the stadium capacity statistic. Actually, Soccerway.com is pretty much alone among major association football media outlets (that I know of) in that they go that extra mile and list stadium capacities AND they do the math, listing percent-capacities [at each league's table, at the top, far right of the table]. But sometimes a club is playing in multiple venues (like CSKA Moscow is currently/ see note at bottom of attendance data list on the map page), or sometimes a club has had renovations or rebuilds at their venue which changes, sometimes drastically, their stadium capacity and their actual crowd sizes (like with respect to Marseille the past 2 seasons in Ligue 1/ again, see note on the map page below attendance data). So venue-capacity and thus percent-capacity is a tough one to stay abreast of. I arrived at the venue capacity figures on the map page by referring to the en.wikipedia.org page, and sometimes to the de.wikipedia.org page, and a few times the ru.wikipedia.org page… then to the Soccerway.com capacity figure from last season. If there was a discrepancy, I delved further until I got to the bottom of why there were different venue capacity figures listed. So if there are errors in any of the 32 clubs’ 2012-13 home domestic league capacity figures here, I apologize. But no source out there (that I know of) has definitive numbers for all this. Ligue 1 site is by far the best at reporting venue-capacities and percent-capacities, and thanks to the excellent Ligue 1 official site I had already known about the rebuild (for Euro 2016) of Olympique Marseille’s venue – Stade Vélodrome – and its ongoing capacity shifts (as well as at Saint-Étienne’s venue), and was able to reflect that here and previously in my 13/14 Ligue 1 map and attendance chart {here}. {Here is the Ligue 1 site’s section on attendance – Ligue1.com/attendance}. Merci, Ligue Un!

Thanks to the 80+ folks who commented on my 2012-13 UEFA CL Group Stage map last year when it was uploaded by niallgg at Redddit.com {here, http://en.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/znqa7/201213_champions_league_group_stage_attendance_map/}. Special thanks to the person who suggested that percent-capacity listings would be useful (user name: oldaccount), and to the person who actually took the initiative of listing all the stadium capacities and percent-capacities of clubs in the Group Stage last year (user name: therealmorris). For a couple years now, I have been including percent-capacities in most of my maps of European leagues, and including them here in the Champions League was a detail that was long overdue.
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Thanks to Roke at commons.wikimedia.org, ‘BlankMap-Europe-v4.png‘.
Thanks to european-football-statistics.co.uk, for attendance figures.
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org (as well as UEFA CL pages at de.wikipedia.org and ru.wikipedia.org), ‘2013–14 UEFA Champions League‘.
Thanks to Soccerway.com for stadium capacity information.

December 7, 2012

UEFA Champions League: 2012-13 Knockout Phase (16 teams), location map with attendance data / Update – Round of 16 draw listed.

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UEFA Champions League: 2012-13 Knockout Phase (16 teams), location map with attendance data


Update from 25 May 2013 [day of the 2013 UEFA CL Final of Bayern Munich v. Borussia Dortmund] -
German invasion gets underway as Bayern and Dortmund fans paint London red and yellow ahead of Wembley showpiece‘ (dailymail.co.uk).

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2330737/Bayern-Munich-Borussia-Dortmund-fans-invade-London.html#ixzz2UK0m4pqz
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

UEFA CL Round of 16 draw will be in Switzerland on 20 Dec. 2012, details here (uefa.com).

Update – Here is the 2012-13 UEFA CL Round of 16 draw,
Manchester United drawn against Real Madrid in Champions League last 16
• Arsenal to face Bayern Munich, Celtic play Juventus
• Barcelona to meet Milan in another eye-catching tie
• In pictures: the 16 qualifiers
‘ (guardian.co.uk/football).

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Thanks to european-football-statistics.co.uk, for 2011-12 attendance figures.
Thanks to soccerway.com, for current attendance figures.
Thanks to Roke at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BlankMap-Europe-v4.png, for the base-map.

Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, ‘2012–13 UEFA Champions League‘.

September 6, 2012

2012-13 UEFA Champions League Group Stage: attendance map.

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2012-13 UEFA Champions League Group Stage: attendance map


The 2012-13 UEFA Champions League begins on 18 and 19 September. Here are the 1st Mathday fixtures (uefa.com).

Here are the groups, ‘2012–13 UEFA Champions League group stage‘ (en.wikipedia.org). The ‘group of death’ is Group D, which is comprised of Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, and Borussia Dortmund.

Three clubs are set to make their debut appearances in the Champions League Group Stage – Montpellier (champions of France), Nordsjælland (champions of Denmark), and Málaga (fourth-place finishers in Spain).

The map page shows attendance data of the clubs involved. Listed at the upper left-hand corner are 2011-12 home average attendance figures (from domestic league matches), along with percent-change from the previous season. On the map itself, in the center of the map page, the clubs’ locations are shown on a large map of Europe. Surrounding the large map are enlarged inset maps of each of the 17 countries which have teams involved in this season’s competition. The club crests on the inset maps are sized to reflect each club’s average attendance – the larger the crest, the higher that club’s average attendance is.

Breakdown of clubs in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League by country…
4 clubs -
England (Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United), Spain (Barcelona, Málaga, Real Madrid, Valencia).
3 clubs –
France (Lille, Montpellier, Paris Saint-Germain), Germany (Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke), Portugal (Benfica, Braga, Porto).
2 clubs –
Italy (Juventus, Milan), Russia (Spartak Moscow, Zenit), Ukraine (Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk).
1 club -
Belarus (BATE Borisov), Belgium (Anderlecht), Croatia (Dinamo Zagreb), Denmark (Nordsjælland), Greece (Olympiacos), Netherlands (Ajax), Romania (Cluj), Scotland (Celtic), Turkey (Galatasaray).
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Thanks to Roke at commons.wikimedia.org, ‘BlankMap-Europe-v4.png‘.
Thanks to European Football Statistics.co.uk, for attendance data for 31 of the 32 clubs, http://www.european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm.
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, for crests and locations, and crucially, for hard-to-get (nonexistent, really) Turkish Süper Lig attendance figures, ‘2011–12 Galatasaray S.K. season‘.

February 11, 2012

2011-12 UEFA Champions League: Knockout Phase, Round of 16 – Match-ups.

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2011–12 UEFA Champions League/Knockout phase‘ (en.wikipedia.org).
UEFA Champions League – results, fixtures, tables (soccerway.com).
uefa.com/Champions League.
bbc.co.uk/Sport/Football/Champions League.

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2011-12 UEFA CL match-ups -
Lyon v. APOEL,
Bayer Leverkusen v. Barcelona,
Zenit v. Benfica,
Milan v. Arsenal


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2011-12 UEFA CL match-ups -
CSKA Moskva v. Real Madrid,
Napoli v. Chelsea,
Basel v. Bayern München,
Marseille v. Internazionale

2011-12 UEFA Champions League Knockout Phase attendance map‘ [old content].


Photo and Image credits -
Lyon/Stade de Gerland…Bing.com/maps Bird’s Eye satellite view, here. napehtrap at panoramio.com.

APOEL/GSP Stadium…Petros Karadjias/AP Photo via thenationalherald.com. allstadiums.ru.

Bayer Leverkusen/BayArena…HansBoerner.de. Flash_LEV at flickr.com.

Barcelona/Camp Nou…kammourewa at Photobucket.com, here. Bing.com/maps Bird’s Eye satellite view, here.

Zenit…’St. Petersburg’s new stadium could signal new dawn‘. en.fc-zenit.ru/new stadium construction gallery, skyscrapercity.com/thread. en.fc-zenit.ru.

Benfica/Estádio da Luz…europeanultras.com/portugal. Bing.com/maps Bird’s Eye satellite view, here.

AC Milan/San Siro…Dankuna.com, here. Fossa Dei Leoni at fdl.it via europeanultras.comeuropeanultras.com/home.

Arsenal/Emirates Stadium…dailymail.co.uk. news.bbc.co.uk/London gallery.

CSKA Moscow…Arena Khmiki photo from skyscrapercity.com/thread, architect’s rendering of new CSKA stadium from pfc-cska.com. europeanultras.comeuropeanultras.com.

Real Madrid/Bernebéu….europeanultras.comeuropeanultras.com. Real Madrid Videos, here.

Napoli/Stadio San Paolo…Bing.com/maps/Bird’s Eye satellite view, here. David Rawcliffe/propaganda.photoshelter.com.

Chelsea/Stamford Bridge..chasseurdestades.com. Tom Shaw/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com.

Basel/St. Jakob-Park…asromavideo.com. europeanultras.comeuropeanultras.com.

Bayern Munich/Allianz Arena…guardian.co.uk/football. MIMOA.eu [free architecture guide], here.

Marseille/Stade Vélodrome…Projets-Architecte-Urbanisme.fr. omfans.fr via europeanultras.comeuropeanultras.com/home.

Internazionale/San Siro…oscar federico bodini at en.wikipedia.org, ‘Curva (stadia)/Italy‘. zerozerofootball.com/San Siro (gallery, 30 photos), here.
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Thanks to E-F-S site, for attendance data.

Thanks to europeanultras.com.

December 9, 2011

UEFA Champions League: 2011-12 Knockout Phase (16 teams), location map with attendance data.

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UEFA Champions League: 2011-12 Knockout Phase (16 teams)

Nine clubs return to the Round of 16 – Milan and Inter from Italy, Arsenal and Chelsea from England, Real Madrid and Barcelona from Spain, Marseille and Lyon from France, and Bayern Munich from Germany. Serie A (Italy) boasts the most clubs, three. Two clubs each come from England (the Premier League), Spain (La Liga), France (Ligue 1), and Russia (the Russian Premier League). The Republic of Mancunia boasts none, with both Manchester United and Manchester City flaming out and going into the ‘penalty’ league (to use SAF’s words)…’Shut it, Fergie! Platini hits out at United boss for calling the Europa League a ‘penalty’‘ (DailyMail.co.uk).

This is the first time into the Round of 16 for four clubs – APOEL (Cyprus), Basel (Switzerland), Napoli (Italy), and Zenit (Russia).

The matches for the Round of 16 will be in February and March, with first legs on 14–15 & 21–22 February, 2012; and second legs on 6–7 & 13–14 March, 2012.

The draw will be held on Friday 16 December…
Group winners go into one pot…Bayern Munich, Internazionale, Benfica, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, APOEL, Barcelona.
Group runners-up go into the other pot…Napoli, CSKA Moscow, Base, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Marseille, Zenit [St Petersburg], Milan.
From UEFA.com, from 9 Dec., 2011, ‘Last 16 await Friday’s draw‘.



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Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, ‘2011–12 UEFA Champions League

Thanks to European-football-statistics.co.uk for 2011-12 attendance figures.
Thanks to Soccerway.com for current attendance figures.
Thanks to Football-lineups.com for Portugal attendance figures.
Thanks to Izumi.com for the photo of Allianz Arena.

September 1, 2011

2011-12 UEFA Champions League, Group Stage – attendance map (with attendance data from 2010-2011 domestic leagues, home matches).

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2011-12 UEFA Champions League Group Stage attendance map


First matchday for the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League Group Stage is 13 and 14 September to see fixtures click on the following link –
{uefa.com/Champions League schedule}.

The map on the map page shows the locations all 32 clubs in the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League Group Stage. Club crests are sized to reflect average attendance from 2010-2011 domestic leagues (home matches). At the left of the map and map segments are all the clubs listed by average attendance last season, along with attendance change versus 2009-2010 gate figures.

If you missed it thus summer, I have charts with stadium photos of clubs playing in Europe in 2011-12 from these countries – England, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France. Click on the following category – UEFA: Clubs that qualified for Europe – to see those 5 posts featuring 17 football clubs in the 2011-12 UEFA CL Group Stage [4 clubs from England; 4 clubs from Spain; 3 clubs from Italy; 3 clubs from Germany; 3 clubs from France].
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Thanks to E-F-S site, for attendance data.
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, ‘2011-12 UEFA Champions League‘.

January 10, 2011

2010-11 UEFA Champions League, Knockout Phase – Round of 16, with match-ups.

Filed under: Denmark,Football Stadia,UEFA Champions League,Ukraine — admin @ 6:14 pm

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2010-11 UEFA CL, Round of 16 map


The UEFA Champions League 2010-11 Knockout Phase, Round of 16 gets underway on 15th and 16th February, with four matches; then resumes a week later for the other four 1st Leg matches. 2nd Leg matches are set for 8th and 9th / 15th and 16th March. If you want to see the 8 match-ups, with club profile boxes and 2 stadia photos for each club, scroll down a bit and click on the 2 dark blue boxes near the end of this post.

Teams that play at home for the 2nd Leg Leg were seeded higher for for the draw by winning their groups in the Group Stage. The biggest surprise in that category are Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk, who finished ahead of Arsenal in their group. This is the first time Shakhtar Donetsk have made it to the Round of 16 in the Champions League. Shakhtar come from the heavily industrialized Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, from the city of Donetsk, which is a grim city built on coal mining and heavy industry, offering little in the way of the things considered to be tourist attractions. In fact, enlarging the amount of total hotel rooms in the city is one of the most pressing issues facing Donetsk when the city hosts some of the matches for UEFA Euro 2012 (which Ukraine is co-hosting with Poland in June 2012). Shakhtar Donetsk are owned by Ukraine’s wealthiest citizen, Rinat Ahkmetov, who began his rise as an oligarch in the banking sector in Donetsk in the first half of the 1990s, when newly independent Ukraine was freeing itself from the grip of Russian imperialism and setting up a system of private enterprise. Akhmetov is an ethnic Tatar/ Ukraine-born son of a Donbass coal miner, and is 42 years old. In 2000, Akhmetov founded Systems Capital Management (SCM Holdings), which has stakes in metals, coal mining, power generation, banking, insurance, real estate, telecommunications, and media. Assets of the company, 100% owned by Akhmetov, have been recently disclosed as $18 billion {SCM.com.ua/Key Financial Indicators [to 2009]‘. Akhmetov has devoted considerable sums in turning Shakhtar Donetsk from a small cup-specialist club with no national titles to a force in Ukraine and now Europe. Their futuristic new Donbass Arena (cap. 51,504) is testament to this. Shakhtar are pulling in around 33,000 per game this season in domestic home league matches, and are running away with the Ukrainian Premier League title again (they have won 4 of the last 6 Ukrainian titles). Akhmetov has undertaken this by making sure players he lured to eastern Ukraine are treated like royalty – it is common knowledge these days among football players that Shakhtar Donetsk’s facilities and infrastructure are on par with the most elite clubs in Western Europe. Shakhtar Donetsk are managed by the Romanian Mircea Lucescu, who has also coached in Turkey (winning titles for Galatasaray in 2002, and Besiktas in 2003), and in Italy (with Internazionale in 1998-99). Lucescu has managed Shakhtar since 2004. For the past few seasons, Shakhtar has been fielding around 3 to 5 Brazilians in their starting lineups in most matches. By way of example, when Shakhtar Donetsk beat Werder Bremen in Istanbul to win the 2008-09 UEFA Cup title, Shakhtar started 5 Brazilians (including goal scorers Luz Adriano and Jadson), 3 Ukrainians, 1 Croat (captain and DF Dario Srna), 1 Romanian (DF Razvan Rat), and 1 Pole (Mariusz Lewandowski). Luz Adriano, Jadson, Srna, and Rat still figure prominently in Shakhtar’s current configuration.

The crucial match which propelled Shakhtar Donetsk to the Round of 16 this season was the 3 November, 2010 match in Ukraine which saw a 2-1 defeat of Arsenal in the Donbass Arena before 51,153. This had come two weeks after Arsenal had humiliated Shakhtar by a 5-1 score at the Emirates Stadium in North London. In the 3 November match, goals for Shakhtar were scored by western Ukraine-born DF Dmitro Chygrynskiy in the 28th minute (following a 10th minute Arsenal goal by Theo Walcott), and a 58th minute winner by former Arsenal player, the Croatian international/Brazilian-born Eduardo, who looks to be recovered from his devastating leg injury in early 2008. From uefa.com, 3 Nov. 2010, ‘Eduardo strike sinks former club Arsenal’.
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Shakhtar Donetsk have drawn AS Roma for the Round of 16. They will meet for the 1st Leg on 16 February at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. 2nd Leg is for 8 March in Donetsk.

Of the 16 clubs still alive in the 2010-11 Champions League, the biggest surprise overall is the qualification of FC Copenhagen (in Danish, FC Kobenhavn). This is the first appearance in the Round of 16 for a club from Denmark. Like quite a few other football clubs in Denmark in recent history, FC Copenhagen was the result of a merger. In this case, it was between two historically successful but stagnating clubs from the country’s capital city, KB and B 1903. The two clubs had not won a Danish title between them for 12 years running when they merged; and immediately after the merger FC Copenhagen won the 1993 Danish title. KB (Kjobenhavns Boldklub) won 15 Danish titles, including the first in 1913, and most recently in 1980. B 1903 (Boldklubben 1903) won 7 national titles, their last in 1976. FC Copenhagen are the highest-drawing Danish club, and can draw in the 20,000 per game range (their peak has been 23.7 K in 2006-07).The club’s home is Parken, which is also the primary venue for the Denmark national football team. FC Copenhagen are coached by the Norwegian Stale Solbakken, who has been at the helm since 2006. Their goal scoring threats are Porto Alegre, Brazil-born FW César Santin, Senegalese FW Dame N’Doye, and Danish winger/supporting striker and former Ajax/Chelsea/Birmingham City/Atlético Madrid/VfB Stuttgart player Jesper Gronkjaer (age 33).

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FC Copenhagen have drawn Chelsea for the Round of 16, with the 1st Leg on 22 February in Copenhagen, and the 2nd Leg on 16 March in West London. Judging by Chelsea’s recent form, Copenhagen can be seen as having a fighting chance of advancing. After all, FC Copenhagen beat Manchester United in the CL Group Stage in 2006-07, and Chelsea can’t beat bottom-of-the-table clubs like Wolverhampton Wanderers these days.

Last season I posted a map of this round of the competition in December, 2009, right after the draw was held. I decided to hold off a little this season. The CL Knockout Phase still will not be starting for 36 days, but on the Sunday (13 Feb.) before the matches begin on 15 and 16 February, I will re-post the 3 gifs here (the map and the 2 match-ups pages), along with a map of the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League Round of 32 (which will begin on Thursday, 17 February).

From Backpage Football.com, from 6 January, ‘Champions League – Reason to be excited‘, by Ger McCarthey.

The following gif shows the 8 clubs involved in the first two match days of the 2010-11 Champions League Round of 16, on 15 and 16 February…
AC Milan v. Tottenham Hotspur
Valencia v. Schalke 04
Arsenal v. Barcelona
AS Roma v. Shakhtar Donetsk
Click on box below…
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The next gif shows the 8 clubs involved in the second set of match days, on 22 and 23 February…
Lyon v. Real Madrid
FC Copenhagen v. Chelsea
Internazionale v. Bayern Munich
Marseille v. Manchester United
Click on box below…
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Photo Credits -
AC Milan/San Siro…Dankuna.com, here. RossoneriBlog.com, here.

Tottenham/White Hart Lane…Jazza5 at en.wikipedia.org, here. Daily Mail.co.uk, here.

Valencia/Mestella…A Life In Valencia.com, here. z6.invisionfree.com/Ultras Tlfosi, here.

Schalke 04/Veltins-Arena…VioletaS_gr at Flickr.com, here. ArenaPark.Gelsenkirchen.de, here.

Arsenal/Emirates Stadium…ByrneGroup.co.uk,/Projects, ‘Emirates stadium – Scope of Work [6-photo slideshow]‘, here. DailyMail.co.uk, here.

Barcelona/Camp Nou…kammourewa at Photobucket.com, here. Bing.com/maps Bird’s Eye satellite view, here.

AS Roma/Stadio Olimpico…Bing.com/maps/Bird’s Eye satellite view, here. ASRomaAlive.com, here.

Shakhtar Donetsk/Donbass Arena…Elparadiso19 at en.wikipedia.org (link is to a Donbass Arena gallery, here). Ultras.org.ua, 2010 Shakhtar gallery, here.

Lyon/Stade de Gerland…Bing.com/maps Bird’s Eye satellite view, here. Chasseurdestades.com/France, here.

Real Madrid/Bernebéu…FCB Transfers.blogspot.com, here. Real Madrid Videos, here.

FC Copenhagen/Parken…Virtual Tourist.com, here. MTU.edu, here.

Chelsea/Stamford Bridge…cyberdees at Flickr.com, here. Eco Compact City.org, here.

Internazionale/San Siro…zerozerofootball.com/San Siro (gallery, 30 photos), here. oscar federico bodini at en.wikipedia.org, ‘Curva (stadia)/Italy‘.

Bayern Munich/Allianz Arena…Karl Leidorf at Leidorf.blogspot.com, here. Maximillian Dörrbecker (Chumwa), at en.wikipedioa.org, here.

Marseille/Stade Vélodrome… Projets-Architecte-Urbanisme.fr. fredGLLS at Flickr.com, here.

Manchester United/Old Trafford… ManUtd24.com, ‘Nervous Glazers tell ManUtd players not to wear Green and Gold!’. ManUtdPics.com , (Manchester United/Old Trafford photo).

Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, ‘2010-11 UEFA Champions League‘.
Thanks to E-F-S site, for attendance figures from 2009-10, and for Shakhtar Donetsk current attendance figures. Thanks to ESPN Soccernet for most of the current attendance figures. Thanks to Soccerway.com for FC Copenhagen current attendance figures {Danish Super Liga at Soccerway.com}

September 8, 2010

2010-11 UEFA Champions League, Group Stage – Attendance map (figures from 2009-10 domestic leagues).

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1st matchday for 2010-11 UEFA Champions League is 14th and 15th September. Here is an article from the UEFA site, ‘Fresh Look to Elite‘.
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, 2010-11 UEFA Champions League/Group Stage.

December 9, 2009

UEFA Champions League 2009-10, 1st Knockout Round (16 teams).

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From UEFA site: ‘Draw picks Chelsea return for Mourinho’,  {click here}.
Here are the 9 clubs that are returning to the 2009-10 edition of the UEFA Champions League Knockout Stage…

Arsenal,  Barcelona,  Bayern Munich,  Chelsea,  Internazionale,  Lyon,  Manchester United,  Porto,  and Real Madrid.    

Thanks to the UEFA site {click here}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org {click here (set at Champions League page)}.   Thanks to http://www.onionbag.com/ ,  for jerseys.   Thanks to Eurosport {click here},  for jerseys.   Thanks to FC Girondins de Bordeaux site,  for jerseys {click here}.   Thanks to http://www.colours-of-football.com for jerseys.  

September 12, 2009

UEFA Champions League 2009-10, Group Stage, with clubs’ average attendances from their domestic leagues.

Filed under: Attendance Maps & Charts,UEFA Champions League — admin @ 6:34 pm

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UEFA site/Champions League page: {click here}.


2009-10 UEFA Champions League Group stage begins 15th and 16th September.   The headline-grabbing match on Tuesday the 15th is Olympique Marseille (France) v. AC Milan (Italy).  The marquee matchup on Wednesday the 16th is Internazionale (Italy) v.  FC Barcelona (Spain).

The matches involving the 5 clubs from Great Britain…15th Sept., Besiktas JK (Turkey) v. Manchester United (England);   Chelsea (England) v. FC Porto (Portugal).    16th Sept.,  Liverpool (England) v. Debrecen (Hungary);   Standard Liège (Belgium) v. Arsenal (England);   VfB Stuttgart (Germany) v. Rangers (Scotland). 

There are 15 clubs returning to the Champions League Group stage this season.  [Last year there were 19 returning clubs.]  The returning clubs this season are listed by country here,  in the order of the country’s current UEFA co-efficient League ranking.  1. all 4 English clubs returning: Arsenal,  Chelsea,  Liverpool,  and Manchester United.  2. 3 of the 4 same Spanish clubs returning: Atlético Madrid,  Barcelona, and Real Madrid.  3. 3 of the 4 same Italian clubs returning:  Fiorentina,  Inter,  and Juventus.  4. None of the 3 same German clubs from last year returning.  5.  all 3 French clubs returning:  Bordeaux,  Lyon,  and Marseille.  6. None of the same 2 Russian clubs returning from last year [note: Russia now has 3 possible Champions League places].  7. 1 of the Ukrainian clubs returning: Dynamo Kyiv.  8. None of the same Dutch clubs from last year returning.   9. None of the same Romanian clubs from last year returning.  10. 1 Portuguese club returning: FC Porto.  11. None of the same Greek clubs returning.  12. None of the same Scottish clubs retuning.  [Note...countries ranked 7-12 have 2 possible Champions League places.]  

Current ranking of countries for 2010-11 UEFA competitions,  {click here}.   

Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org {click here (set at 2009-10 Champions League)}.   Thanks to UEFA site {click here}.   Thanks to http://uefaclubs.com/ .

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