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Champions League Results & Scores

We’re now through to the final stage of the 2020/21 Champions League  campaign and we can be certain that we’re in for some thrilling action, therefore why not visit our Fixtures & Results page today and keep abreast of the latest Champions league results and scores as they happen.

 

Update:06.05.21

 

Chelsea ensured that this season’s Champions League final would be an all-English affair when they comfortably disposed of Real Madrid last night, the Blues winning 2-0 at Stamford Bridge with goals coming courtesy of Timo Werner in the 28th minute and Mason Mount in the 85th minute.This puts Chelsea on course for their second Champions League trophy although opponents Manchester City will doubtless have other ideas.

England’s champions-elect Man City have enjoyed an excellent season and they certainly have the bit very much between their teeth in Europe. Their brilliance in attack hasn’t been in question but they have now added more defensive solidity with a measly four goals conceded in their 12 European outings this term. Any doubts about City’s ability to go all the way were banished following the manner in which they dumped PSG out of the competition in the semi-final and it would be foolhardy to go against them in Istanbul.

Pep Guardiola has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal but his creator-in-chief remains Kevin De Bruyne, his vision, elegance and amazing finishing making him without a doubt one of the most enjoyable players to watch right now. Nevertheless Guardiola’s ‘false nine’ system has been used to excellent effect this term with the likes of Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, De Bruyne and even Ilkay Gündogan taking their turns in spearheading City’s attack. They have consistently suffocated opposition with pinpoint passing and relentless pressing, an approach which will once again be adopted in Istanbul.

As for Chelsea, they have lost only twice since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel and there can be no doubt that the Blues are beginning to gel under their German boss. Should the front players continue in their progress, then there is no-one for Chelsea to fear. The scalp of City in the FA Cup semi-final will give the Blues more reason to believe.

 

Update: 05.05.21

 

Manchester City were once again utterly dominant against PSG in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final and following their 2-0 victory over the French champions, they now find themselves in uncharted territory. Never before have the Citizens found themselves in the final of the Champions League but they are now firm favourites to become European champions for the first time in their history. On the back of last night’s result, the bookmakers have unanimously slashed the odds on Pep Giuardiola’s men lifting the trophy with most firms going 2/5 that the silverware will be heading to the Etihad Stadium this season.

This was their biggest test of the season so far and they passed it with flying colours, Riyad Mahrez scoring in each half to send the Citizens through to their biggest ever match. With Man City enjoying such excellent form both domestically and on the European scene, it’s hard to envisage anyone stopping them in their tracks, however we’ll discover who their opponents are tonight when Chelsea lock horns with Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues gave themselves a boost by opening the scoring in the first semi-final leg in the Spanish capital and having secured a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw, this tie is very much on a knife-edge. nevertheless the bookies are favouring the Blues to send themselves through to the final and most firms go 7/2 that they become European champions for the second time in their history. As for Real Madrid, they are out at 5/1 to add to their many European titles.

 

Champions League Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/5  –  Manchester City

7/2  –  Chelsea

5/1  –  Real Madrid

 

Update: 29.04.21

Manchester City successfully overcame what has almost certainly been their biggest test of the season thus far, Pep Guardiola’s men coming away from the Parc de Princes with a hugely important victory over French champions PSG in the Champions League semi-final first leg. The Citizens went a goal behind in the 15th minute when Marquinos headed the home side into a well deserved lead, however defensive errors from the hosts allowed Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez to get on target in the second half as City took control of this tie to win 2-1.

The bookmakers reacted immediately by slashing the odds on Man City winning this season’s Champions League, some firms going as low as 4/6 odds-on that the Citizens become European champions for the first time ever. Indeed such was City’s dominance in the second half that Guardiola will be hugely confident of getting the job done when the sides clash in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium next week.

Having held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday evening, Chelsea find themselves second favourites to become European champions for only the second time this season. The Blues were thoroughly impressive as they forced the Spanish giants to a share of the spoils and the bookies go a general 10/3 that Thomas Tuchel’s men go all the way this season.

The odds on Real Madrid winning the competition have slipped slightly with most firms now going 5/1 on the Spaniards while former second-favourites Paris Saint Germain are now rank outsiders at 9/1 following their home defeat to Manchester City last night.

 

Champions League Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

4/6  –  Manchester City

10/3 –  Chelsea

5/1  –  Real Madrid

9/1  –  Paris Saint Germain

 

Update: 26.04.21

Now that all the concern surrounding the proposed European Super League has disappeared, we can fully concentrate on the game itself and with the Champions League fast approaching its conclusion, the bookies are gearing up for the final itself. Only four teams remain in the competition and the battle is set to be fierce as each side aims to become European champions. Two of these sides have realised this ambition in the past, none more so than Real Madrid, while the other two are bidding to become champions for the first time ever. Indeed Manchester City are favourites to win the trophy this season and they are also very much on track to lift the Premier League trophy.

The bookies go just 11/8 that Pep Guardiola’s men become European champions for the very first time in their illustrious history and they have certainly enjoyed some notable wins on their way to this stage of the competition. French champions PSG are being touted as City’s main rivals for the trophy with most firms going a general 5/2 that they go all the way. Like Man City, Paris Saint-Germain have never before been European champions although they made it to the final last term and it would be a huge achievement for the club were they to realise this ambition in 2020/21.

Real Madrid are the undisputed kings of European competition having been European champions more times than any other club. Having struggled for consistency in all competitions this season, the Spanish side are third favourites to lift the trophy in 2020/21 with most firms going a general 7/2.

Chelsea’s one and only Champions League trophy came in 2011/12 and they will be desperate to add a second this season. The Blues currently sit in fourth position in the Premier League and they have impressed in European competition, the bookies going a general 9/2 that they become European champions for the second time in their history.

 

Champions League Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

11/8 –  Manchester City

5/2   –  Paris Saint-Germain

7/2  –  Real Madrid

9/2  –  Chelsea

 

Update: 20.04.21

With the recent confusion concerning the proposed European Super League, many bookies have suspended the odds on who will win the Champions League. Of the few firms that are still offering prices, all make Manchester City favourites to become European champions for the first time ever at 45/23 with PSG second at 28/13, Real Madrid third at 23/5 and Chelsea 24/5. There have been no indication as yet that UEFA are going to suspend any of the clubs which have already made their intentions clear with regard to joining the newly-proposed Super League, however it is understood that the European football governing body are going to be heavy handed in the event that it does go ahead.

The likelihood is that any European Super League wouldn’t be getting underway until 2022 at the very earliest and as yet is remains unclear as to what any ramifications will be, both on a domestic level and on the international circuit. UEFA have made clear that they will threaten any players that are involved in the proposed competition with an international ban and the FA have also indicated that any teams joining would be banned from any domestic competition, a view reflected by the Premier League.

Much can change and it is entirely possible that this is little more than a storm in a teacup, however it is clear that the big clubs are wanting more of a lion’s share of football income and even the lure of a changed Champions League format appears to be having little resonance with the clubs involved in the potential split.

 

Update: 14.04.21

 

Bayern Munich were dumped out of the Champions League by French side PSG last night and it is generally said that whoever dumps Bayern out of the competition goes on to win it. Nevertheless the bookies believe that Manchester City will become European champions for the first time ever this season, most firms going 15/8 that the trophy ends up at the Etihad Stadium. The Citizens edged past Borussia Dortmund to the tune of 2-1 at home last Tuesday and Pep Guardiola will be confident of finishing the job in Germany tonight.

PSG’s excellent aggregate win over Bayern Munich has resulted in the odds of them winning the Champions League being slashed to just 11/4. The French side have never before won Europe’s top-tier club competition, however they now find themselves in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Chelsea are the second Premier League side to still be involved in the competition, Thomas Tuchel’s men having brushed aside FC Porto by an aggregate scoreline of 2-1 in their quarter-final tie. With the Blues now into the last four of the Champions League, most firms have them priced as 7/2 third-favourites to go all the way.

Real Madrid have been European champions more than any other side although they have been taking something of a back seat in the past couple of years. Nevertheless they thumped Liverpool 3-1 at the Bernabeu in their quarter-final first leg outing last week and we envisage them getting the better of Jurgen Klopp’s men at Anfield this evening, the bookies going 5/1 on Real and 12/1 on Liverpool winning the trophy. Borussia Dortmund complete the market at 33/1.

 

Champions League Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

15/8 –  Manchester City

11/4 –  Paris Saint-Germain

7/2  –  Chelsea

5/1  –  Real Madrid

12/1 –  Liverpool

33/1 –  Borussia Dortmund

 


 

Update: 25.03.21

Having been drawn against Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Manchester City remain firm favourites to lift the trophy this season. The Citizens have been hugely impressive in Europe’s top-tier competition and they earned their place in the last eight courtesy of a 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Monchengladbach. Indeed the Citizens remain in the hunt for three trophies this season with the Premier League title effectively in the bag and pep Guardiola’s men firm favourites to win the FA Cup having made it into the semi-finals of the competition.

The bookmakers have reacted to City’s excellent recent form by shortening even further the odds on them lifting the Champions League trophy this term, most firms going just 2/1 that they become European champions for the first time in their history. This leaves them well ahead of Bayern Munich, the German champions sitting second in the market at general odds of 7/2.

Premier League sides take up third and fourth places in the ‘Champions League Winner’ betting market with Chelsea 9/2 to go all the way in the competition and 2019 European champions out at 6/1. French champions PSG are next at 8/1 while Real Madrid are way out at 11/1. The market is completed by Borussia Dortmund and FC Porto at odds of 25/1 and 40/1 respectively.

 

Champions League Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/1  –  Manchester City

7/2  –  Bayern Munich

9/2  –  Chelsea

6/1  –  Liverpool

8/1  –  Paris Saint-Germain

11/1 –  Real Madrid

25/1 –  Borussia Dortmund

40/1 –  FC Porto

 

Update: 17.03.21

Now that they effectively have the 2020/21 Premier League trophy in the bag, Manchester City are now aiming to become European champions for the first time in their history and they took a big step towards that ambition when they brushed aside Borussia Monchengladbach last night. Pep Guardiola’s men ensured their participation in the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 4-0 aggregate win (2-0 away and 2-0 at home) over the Bundesliga side and the bookmakers have reacted by shortening their odds even further on the ‘Champions League Winner’ market, most firms now going 9/4 that they go all the way in the competition.

Man City are now still very much in the hunt for a quadruple this season, Guardiola’s men utterly dominant in both legs of their European tie and becoming only the third side in Champions League history to manage seven consecutive clean sheets in the tournament. City will now find themselves in the hat for the quarter-final draw which takes place on Friday and their march towards the Champions League Final continues unabated.

Bayern Munich remain Man City’s biggest threat according to the bookmakers, most firms going 3/1 that the Bundesliga champions claim the trophy for a second successive season. The Germans effectively ensured their place in the quarter-finals thanks to a convincing 4-1 win over Lazio in the first leg of their last-sixteen clash and they will be confident of finishing the job when the two sides meet again for the return leg this evening.

Next in the market are French champions and last season’s beaten finalists PSG at odds of 5/1 while 2019 Champions League winners Liverpool are a 6/1 shot to repeat their success of two years ago.

 

Champions League Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

9/4  –  Manchester City

3/1  –  Bayern Munich

5/1  –  Paris Saint-Germain

6/1  –  Liverpool

10/1 –  Chelsea

12/1 –  Real Madrid

 

25.02.21

Manchester City look pretty much unstoppable right now, Pep Guardiola’s men enjoying a ten-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and firing on all cylinders in the Champions League. As far as the bookmakers are concerned, the Citizens are deemed the side most likely to lift Europe’s most prestigious club trophy at the end of the season with most firms going 5/2 that this particular piece of silverware ends up at the Etihad Stadium.

City recorded their 19th straight win in all competitions last night as they successfully saw off Borussia Monchengladbach in Hungary and thus take command in this Champions League last-sixteen tie. Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus both got onto the scoresheet and put City very much into the driving seat as they edge ever closer to their first ever Champions League trophy.

This particular trophy has thus far eluded Man City and they have yet to make it past the semi-final stage of the tournament, however following a commanding performance at the Puskas Arena last night, the side are very much on course for a tilt at the trophy.

City’s main rivals for the Champions League trophy are deemed to be Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga side all-but-ensuring their place in the last eight by brushing aside Lazio to the tune of 4-1 in their first leg match last night. The German outfit are a general 10/3 shot for the trophy, ahead of PSG at 5/1. Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea are 7/1 and 12/1 respectively for the trophy while Real Madrid and Juventus are out at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively.

 

Champions League Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

5/2  –  Manchester City

10/3 –  Bayern Munich

5/1  –  Paris Saint-Germain

7/1  –  Liverpool

12/1 –  Chelsea

14/1 –  Real Madrid

16/1 –  Juventus