We all love football. Obvious and unquestionable reality. But when we look like football evolves, sometimes we fail to see that what many see as an evolution, it remains an involution. It is another perspective, another point of view.
These other views, different, almost always the most discussed, the most widely spoken, most discussed, most ridiculed, most beloved, or more shares. These other views generate debate. Following the results we’re seeing that in this Champions League and in these group stages, is at least start thinking a bit and let fly as well, why not a little imagination. In this case, rather than imagination is a return to the past, I lived and what you consider a maximum excellence. An excellence that with the current and recurrent globalization has been more a problem than a solution.
In this triad, we try to move this post: Is it more difficult the current editions of Champions that twenty years ago? Why you? Why not?
People who opna that is more difficult now based on global elelmentos in the impressions that have been given the last 5 or 10 years, maybe. Hardly remember the Red Star or Sampdoria reached the final. Times change. Remember as is currently the Champions League. The big leagues in Europe say (BBVA, Premier, Bundesliga, Calcio) have between 3 and 4 representatives from the same country. In a second step are the Eredivisie, Portugal and Russia. And then there’s the rest where they have to play to delineate several previous Champions who will and who will not. Some argue this theory, because, (always theoretically) we see the largest in Europe. We see the billionaire sheikhs of the Premier, the sublime Spanish, the Italians always difficult … this leads to a current situation. Where there are groups in the Champions League where they establish groups fed-complicated and beautiful to see, within tarnish others. The most obvious example is that of Group A, where they met to 3 great teams, which none of them were champions of their respective leagues last year.
On the other hand, we see groups like the Manchester United or FC Barcelona where he played on two teams lucky enough weaker than the two that seem to go to class. This is his theory. An expanded playoffs, where the final round are always the same, except for a remarkable surprise. We should note that this system enhances the Champions League (in theory), but has weakened other competitions like the Champions League (or UEFA Cup). And the magic is gone Cup Winners’ Cup, where they were all champions (or failing finalists) National Cup. Now they are all integrated in lal Europa League, making it a competition of a second level.
Before, there was going well. The champions league of the true integrated 16 most deserved to be champions, despite a previous pass. The UEFA Cup was much more level, and the Cup Winners Cup. And with this result to reunify all and we all have where we have parties like that of Valencia at the Genk or that of Real Madrid with that of Zagreb, were parties of qualifying. Predictable, very predictable.
On the other side are those who think that the Champions League should honor his name and only invite the participation of all the teams that have won their league. “A just reward”, according to many. Where the champions league with the worst ratio have to play each other, being in the Champions League, the pride that must be for them and above all played a large part of its economic season. Those who think that the current Champions is more flawed than it was 15 or 20 years, always speak from a nostalgic point of view. Where posbilidad to win the Champions League was just doing an extraordinary season in the league.
He thinks (and rightly) to be crowned champions before, was worth it for these things. Today (speaking big leagues), no matter if you get a league or stay 2 ° or 3 °. Same thing, go to the same competition and maybe even a worse ratio than a 2 ° or 3 °. It assesses the domestic league, does devalue the UEFA Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup disappears. Anyone who thinks that she is right. It certainly has more merit then win, to win it now. “The group stage is a pantomime” or phrases of the sort that resonate in the ears of more than one. It’s simple.