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    The format of UEFA Champions League 2004-05

    This is the Champions League of next season. Notice the two-legged knockout rounds that was implimented last season. There are no second group stage now.

    Qualifying round
    :: First qualifying round
    :: Second qualifying round
    :: Third qualifying round

    Group Stage
    :: Matchday 1 - 14 & 15 September 2004
    :: Matchday 2 - 28 & 29 September 2004
    :: Matchday 3 - 19 & 20 October 2004
    :: Matchday 4 - 02 & 03 November 2004
    :: Matchday 5 - 23 & 24 November 2004
    :: Matchday 6 - 07 & 08 December 2004

    Final Phase
    :: First knockout round 1st leg - 22 & 23 February 2005
    :: First knockout round 2nd leg - 08 & 09 March 2005
    :: Quarter-finals 1st leg - 05 & 06 April 2005
    :: Quarter-finals 2nd leg - 12 & 13 April 2005
    :: Semi-finals 1st leg - 26 & 27 April 2005
    :: Semi-finals 2nd leg - 03 & 04 May 2005
    :: Final - 25 May 2005

    More info from UEFA´s official website.
    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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    Re: Radical changes to UEFA Champions League

    Quote Originally Posted by Gismo
    This is the Champions League of tomorrow. Notice the two-legged knockout rounds. There are no second group stage now.
    This new format started last year!
    I prefer this as KO stages are more exiting than a sec group stage. Plus the main benefit for big teams are that they pay less games in tota hence will have more time to concentrate on the domestic leagues
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    Yeah this format did start last year...

    And I also agree that it is better suited to the players, less games, but in the same way less games means that little slip up can be devastating.
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    Sorry, my bad. I forgot it already started last season. I have edited the post now.
    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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