Man City, Bayern Munich Among Favorites to Win Champions League

As the Premier League season winds down, Manchester City will focus on keeping the fine edge for the next major competition, the UEFA Champions League. For City, it means, a lot more as they have yet to ever reach a UCL final, let alone win it.

It’s also very likely that their ban from European competition for the next two seasons will be upheld, so they really got to make this one count. The 2019-20 Champions League has been given the green light to resume, via a miniature tournament format, running from August 12-23 in Lisbon, Portugal. So fans are ready to place their soccer bets on who they think will lift the trophy next month.

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Aaron Ramsey Goal Propels Arsenal to Victory

A goal by Aaron Ramsey in the 92nd minute gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in the Champions League to send them to the top of Group F.

In what was for the most part an uneventful match where neither team had a clear scoring opportunity, substitute Ramsey popped up to score on Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda’s near post in the dying minutes.

For each team the best chances to score were on missed handballs in the box.  In the first half Marseille had a legitimate shout for a penalty when Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson handled the ball in the box.

At the other end, Arsenal nearly scored from a Robin van Persie header from a corner kick, which was cleared off the line.  Yet on the same corner Souleymane Diawara for Marseille handled the ball prior to van Persie’s header.

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