2021-22 UEFA Champions League Betting

2021-22 UEFA Champions League Betting

UEFA Champions League Soccer Online Betting

The Champions League continues to be a house of horrors for both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Both clubs have spent hundreds of millions of Euros trying to win this competition, but they continue to lose in agonizing fashion. PSG blew a 2-0 aggregate lead to Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the Round of 16, yet that was nothing compared to the heartbreak that Manchester City suffered in the Bernabeu on May 4.

Manchester City seemed all set to meet Liverpool in the Champions League Final. The Citizens held a 5-3 aggregate lead over Real Madrid in the second leg of their semifinal, but the hosts then pulled off one of the most dramatic comebacks we’ve seen in this competition. Rodrygo scored twice after the 90th minute to send the home crowd into jubilation, and Karim Benzema coolly finished a penalty in added time to stun City.

UEFA Champions League Final

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Real Madrid 1 vs. Liverpool 0

It’s been an incredible run to the Champions League Final for Real Madrid. The most successful team in the history of this competition needed a Karim Benzema hat trick in the final 30 minutes of its second leg against PSG to advance to the quarterfinals. Chelsea pushed them to the limit in the quarterfinals, pushing the match to added time, and City should have ended their run before their collapse.

Liverpool has not experienced anything close to the same level of drama in its run to the final. The Reds were largely in control against Inter Milan over their two legs, and they had little trouble with Benfica in the quarterfinals. They knocked off Villareal 2-0 in the first leg of their showdown in the semifinals, and then they scored three goals in the second half after the Yellow Submarine drew level at halftime in the second leg.

Although many are calling Real Madrid a team of destiny due to their heart-stopping wins on the run to the final, they are sizeable underdogs per the soccer betting odds against Liverpool. There are some holes in the back line, and the Reds will have a good amount of room to run.

Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are a formidable tandem up top, and the midfield has a ton of talent with Fabinho taking his game to the next level. Virgil van Dijk is a stalwart in the back line, and Alisson is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world.

Real Madrid don’t have the same ability to create on the attack, and Karim Benzema is the only clinical finisher on the roster. That will put them at a disadvantage against Liverpool in the final.

UEFA Champions League History

Haves and the have-nots, so it’s not hard to do this and not get punished. However, the Champions League is where the best of the best in European football play, and you have to constantly be on your ‘A’ game or else you might be eliminated from the tournament.

Real Madrid is the most decorated team in the history of the Champions League. The Spanish giants have had two major runs of glory, winning five straight Champions League titles between 1956 and 1960, and four out of five titles between 2014 and 2018. Their 13 championships are more than the number of titles that the second and third-place teams have combined, and that is a testament to their dominance. Milan has the second-most Champions League titles with seven, followed by Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Barcelona, who have each won five championships.

The country that has been home to the most Champions League winners is Spain. Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only two clubs from Spain to have won it all, and their vast success has led to 18 title winners coming from Spain. Italy and England are tied with the second-most winners at 13 apiece, but Italy has an abundance of teams that fell just short in the final. There have been 16 Italian teams that have finished runners-up compared to just 8 English teams.

Germany has produced the fourth-most Champions League winners (7), but the next two countries on the list might be a bit of a surprise. You would think France would round out the list because Ligue 1 is considered one of the top five leagues on the continent. However, France has only given us one Champions League winner. Instead, the Netherlands (6) and Portugal (4) are the only other countries with more than one winning team.

UEFA Champions League Winners (2000)

2021-2022 Real Madrid 1 Liverpool 0
2020-2021 Chelsea 1 Manchester City 0
2019-2020 Bayern Munich 1 PSG 0
2018-2019 Liverpool 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0
2017-2018 Real Madrid 3 Liverpool 1
2016-2017 Real Madrid 4 Juventus 1
2015-2016 Real Madrid 1 (P 5-3) Atletico Madrid 1
2014-2015 Barcelona 3 Juventus 1
2013-2014 Real Madrid 4 Atletico Madrid 1
2012-2013 Bayern Munich 2 Borussia Dortmund 1
2011-2012 Chelsea 1 (P 4-3) Bayern Munich 1
2010-2011 Barcelona 3 Manchester United 1
2009-2010 Inter Milan 2 Bayern Munich 0
2008-2009 Barcelona 2 Manchester United 0
2007-2008 Manchester United 1 (P 6-5) Chelsea 1
2006-2007 Milan 2 Liverpool 1
2005-2006 Barcelona 2 Arsenal 1
2004-2005 Liverpool 3 (P 3-2) Milan 3
2003-2004 Porto 3 Monaco 0
2002-2003 Milan 0 (P 3-2) Juventus 0
2001-2002 Real Madrid 2 Bayer Leverkusen 1
2000-2001 Bayern Munich 1 (P 5-4) Valencia 1
1999-2000 Real Madrid 3 Valencia 0
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