The UEFA Champions League is one of the most exciting soccer tournaments held each year. Let’s look at the tournament and UEFA Champions League betting.
UEFA Champions League Tournament
This tournament takes place every year and is considered the top tournament in European football. The final is so popular that in 2011 the championship match was the most watched sporting event in the world as more than 178 million peopled tuned in. The tournament was known as the European Cup until 1992 when the name was changed to the current UEFA Champions League.
The Champions League has a number of stages that start in mid-July of the previous year. There are three qualifying rounds and a playoff round. Ten teams make it and join the other 22 teams in the group stage. There are eight groups of four teams in the group stage with teams playing in a round-robin format. The eight group winners and eight runner-ups make it to the knockout round and winners advance into the quarterfinals, semifinals and final. Real Madrid has won the tournament a total of nine times, the most in history. The Championship has been won by a total of 22 different teams with Chelsea the current champions as they won the title in 2012, while the winner in 2011 was Barcelona.
Champions League Betting
When it comes to betting on soccer there is nothing more exciting than the Champions League, except for the World Cup but that takes place every four years. You get the Champions League every year and it seems matches are always going on from qualifying all the way through the final. You can bet all of the action every year. Open your account at BetPhoenix sportsbook today and enjoy great UEFA Champions League betting along with other exciting sports betting lines every day. Open your account today and get an immediate sign-up bonus.