Advantage Spain in UCL

Blog Post - Champions League (2.18.14)

The first legs of the Champions League are in the books and it’s advantage Spain over England, Italy, and Germany. With Arsenal, Manchester City, and Manchester United all losing, coupled with the sole Serie A team (AC Milan) losing, we take a look at the 3 victorious La Liga teams.

The strongest performance of the round was Real Madrid’s 6-1 thumping of Schalke. Braces from Ronaldo, Bale, and Benzema have all but guaranteed los blancos a quarter-final spot. This is following-on from Atletico’s and Barcelona’s away victories last week.

Premier League teams fared much worse however. The only reasonably successful first leg result was Chelsea’s away draw in Turkey against Roberto Machini’s Galatasaray. Their 1-1 tie puts them in a fairly good position when coming home to Stamford bridge in a few weeks.