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We are close to an all-Premier League UCL final, BUT

The first leg ties of the semifinals of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League were eventful as the away sides put themselves in good stead for a place in the finals ahead of the second leg ties on their home turfs. However, it's not yet over as there is still all to play for. The two Premier League clubs remaining in the competition did well away from home. They will now have to make sure that their home advantage and away goals advantage work for them in the second leg. Chelsea traveled to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano and held Real Madrid who were favorites for a win to a 1 all draw. Manchester City also traveled to Parc des Princes and beat Paris Saint-Germain 2:1 even after going down 1 nil at halftime. READ: Zlatan being investigated by UEFA for alleged ties to betting company ...
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Thomas Tuchel slams the proposed new UCL format

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has spoken out against the proposed new UEFA Champions League reforms that will be in place from the 2024/25 season. The European Super League which was heavily criticized has fallen apart but UEFA's plan to change the current UCL format and increase the number of teams from 32 to 36 has not received a warm reception either. The idea has not gone down too well and will see teams that qualify, play at least 10 league stage games with the traditional group of four teams scrapped and replaced with one division ahead of the elimination stages of the competition. Ahead of Chelsea's UCL semis against Real Madrid in Spain on Tuesday, Tuchel was asked what he thought of the planned changes and he didn't hold back with his criticism. He noted that top sides alrea...