Friday, April 20, 2012

Raphael Honigstein: Champions League Review

Two narrow wins for the home-sides in the first legs have left both Champions League semifinals beautifully poised. Real Madrid and Barcelona, are still just about favorites to progress to the final in Munich, but the margins this week were so small as to give both Bayern and Chelsea reasons to be confident. Here are seven observations from the first round of skirmishes where Bayern beat Madrid 2-1 and Chelsea edged Barcelona 1-0.

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