The UEFA Champions League is the world’s biggest and most prestigious club tournament. Featuring 77 of Europe’s top domestic league teams, the UEFA Champions League culminates in the annual Champions League final, the biggest event on the football calendar.
Clubs from more than 20 countries in the UEFA region are represented in the annual UEFA Champions League tournament, making it one of the biggest knockout competitions in the world. To reach the finals teams must progress through several rounds, including qualifying, a group stage and the gruelling knockout rounds.
|UEFA Champions League Matches|
|7 March 2017|
|Napoli v Real Madrid (19:45)|
|8 March 2017|
|Borussia Dortmund v Benfica (19:45)|
|FC Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain (19:45)|
|14 March 2017|
|Leicester City v Sevilla (00:00)|
|Juventus v FC Porto (00:00)|
|15 March 2017|
|AS Monaco v Manchester City (00:00)|
UEFA Champions League betting opportunities are available 9 months of the year, with no matches scheduled between May and September of each year. This means that the UEFA Champions League offers football fans more betting markets and Champions League free bets opportunities than any other club football tournament.
UEFA Champions League betting receives excellent coverage from all of the UK bookmakers. Many of these provide excellent in-play betting opportunities on UEFA Champions League games, allowing punters to read the flow of a game before placing their bets.
The UEFA Champions League evolved out of Europe’s first major pan-European club competition, the European Cup. The inaugural European Cup was played in 1955 as a competition for the various European domestic leagues.
Over time the concept evolved to incorporate runners-up in domestic leagues as well as teams from the smallest football playing nations in Europe. The event was renamed the Champions League for the 1992-1993 season, to mark further expansion and a change in format.
Claiming a UEFA Champions League winners title is the biggest accomplishment in European club football. Less than 20 teams have managed this feat in over half a century of competition, with only a handful of clubs achieving multiple titles.
The most successful clubs amongst the UEFA Champions League winners are Spain’s Real Madrid with 9 titles to their name, and Italy’s AC Milan who have claimed 7 UEFA Champions League winners titles. Liverpool is the most successful English club in the competition, with 5 Champions League titles.
The UEFA Champions League final is one of the biggest annual sporting spectaculars, drawing a global audience of millions of football fans. The UEFA Champions League final is always hosted at a neutral venue, with dozens of European countries bidding for the right to host the prestigious event.