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    Quote Originally Posted by Javier'sSon View Post
    Can Zidane become a better manager than he was a player?!
    toughie isnt it. he has one of the best ever teams, but he's helped a lot in crafting it.

    2 cls back to back for the first time since the 90s is crazy impressive of course...

    but part of me does wonder if he'd just guardiola it elsewhere or if he can actually really deliver consistently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javier'sSon View Post
    Can Zidane become a better manager than he was a player?!
    toughie isnt it. he has one of the best ever teams, but he's helped a lot in crafting it.

    2 cls back to back for the first time since the 90s is crazy impressive of course...

    but part of me does wonder if he'd just guardiola it elsewhere or if he can actually really deliver consistently

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    You can still fail, even at one of the best teams ever though. Look at Benitez.

    He went to Madrid and made it its own. I didn't think he'd do this good. Though I guess if he manages to replicate the same in a different squad, we'll know for sure.
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    Eh I agree. I wasn't arguing against that

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    Sandro Mazzola throwing more salt on Rube...

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    The amount of people I've seen claiming it was the first time anyone has ever won back-2-back CL's is disturbing.
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    it's the first time since it went to the newer format, I believe.

    Wasnt it the 90s where they made it so it wasnt just a 'champions' cup? And around then added group stages too?

    There's a huge difference.... Kinda like the Premiership.


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    So were there no group stages before? Hate to ask as it was before i was born
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    Well said, you have to remind yourself tho that half this forum is either working at Mc Donalds or live in their mom and dads basement feeding of Fifa.

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    1955–1991: Knockout format, one club per country (the league champion) plus the defending champion.
    1955: Some countries were represented by a team not the domestic champion.
    1956–59: The domestic runner-up was allowed to compete in cases when the domestic champion was also European champion.[12]

    1991–1993: Three knockout qualifying rounds, group phase with two groups, two group winners meet in final, one club per country (the league champion) plus the defending champion.

    1993–1994: Knockout semi-finals added following group phase.

    1994–1997: One knockout qualifying round, group phase with four groups, group winners and all runners-up to eight-team knockout phase, one club per country (the league champion) plus the defending champion.

    1997–1999: Two knockout qualifying rounds, group phase with six groups, group winners and two runners-up to eight-team knockout phase, up to two clubs per country.

    1999–2003: Three knockout qualifying rounds, two group phases with eight first-phase group winners and all runners-up moving to four second-phase groups, second-phase group winners and all runners-up to eight-team knockout phase, up to four clubs per country.

    Since 2003: Three knockout qualifying rounds, one group phase with 8 groups, group winners and all runners-up to 16 club knockout phase, still up to four clubs per country.

    Since 2009: UEFA introduced a play-off round in qualifying round of the Europa League and Champions League.



    So yes there were no group stages before. Repeating has become so much harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum View Post
    Maybe he'll become what Guardiola was at Barcelona, a lot of success in his time in Spain but unable to replicate it elsewhere.

    Not that it will matter much, 2 CLs is more than enough to make him a legend, more than he already was.
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    But seriously, things can only go upwards for him now even more with a coach that fucking made Salah look good. Lets hope my name can be looked at as something positive for the season 17/18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishInterista View Post
    So were there no group stages before? Hate to ask as it was before i was born
    for many years, from inception to like the 90s, I BELIEVE it was only the winners of every league who featured, and then it was ties only (head to head, no group stage)

    I think it was around the early 90s where it changed into the more familiar format we recognise today... It had 2 group stages for a while,, think it was as late as the early 2000s we still had 2 group stages? And then it went to what we now see


    thats why people often say its never been retained before, until now obviously. Because its a wholly different format. And much much harder now with many more games

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    edit: actually looking in history a bit more it looqks like its not as simple as that.

    There's definitely a bit rebranding around 92, though, but the differences might have been a bit smoother transition

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    I literally just posted the historical changes to UCL like maybe 3 replies above this lmao
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    No one reads your posts tbh


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    Quote Originally Posted by .h. View Post
    No one reads your posts tbh
    That's ironic
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    after seeing them gifs of them passes I have to admit that I was wrong and that he is one of the greatest.
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