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Far From Klassik

7 years ago, on a warm evening in West London, Bayern Munich won an all-German Champions League final against a team that finished second to them in virtually every competition that season. It was Bayern’s second trophy of what would go on to become a quintuple winning 2013. It was also the year that the rivalry between them and Borussia Dortmund really peaked.

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UCL Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain

In Germany, there is a saying about the DFB cup competition: “Der Pokal hat seine eigenen Gesetze” or “the cup has its own rules”. What is meant by this is that, in a knock-out situation, any team can go through against any opponent. With the group stage of the Champions League now complete, we move to the knock-out round, a competition where this saying rings more true than ever.

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UCL Group F: What To Expect

Every season of the Champions League has a Group of Death. This year, Group F takes that mantle. Of the four teams involved, it is safe to assume which one’s journey finishes in December. Barcelona, Dortmund and Inter all have talent amongst their squads and could understandably take up any combination of the group’s final standing. Barcelona have Messi but no real structure. Dortmund have structure but are lacking in defence. Inter have the defence but maybe not the right kind. One thing is for sure, Slavia Prague are going to have an eventful few months.

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