Who Won the 2020/2021 Champions League?

Did you miss the 2020/2021 Champions League? Don’t worry. In our extensive review, we will break down everything that happened and show you how Chelsea was able to navigate the minefield and evidently defeat rival Manchester City in the final!

What Happened in the Group Stage of the 2020/2021 ​?

There was tons of incredible football played in the group stage of the 2020/2021 Champions League. In group, A Bayern Munich was looking incredibly strong after winning 5 from 6 games and only drawing 1 match and had a goal difference of +13! In group B, things weren’t going to plan for Real Madrid after they managed to lose 2 games to Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian side were massive underdogs but managed to win 2-0 and 3-2. Unfortunately, Shaktar was knocked out on goal difference while Real Madrid still won the group.

In group C, Manchester City was in amazing form after winning 5 from 6 and drawing once against Porto. The strong EPL side only gave up a single goal in 6 games after Porto managed to net 1 goal, but that didn’t stop Man City from ultimately defeating them 3 to 1. In group D, Liverpool managed to win, but they didn’t look impressive after losing a game to Atalanta and drawing against Midtjylland. In group E Chelsea looked very strong after winning 4 games, drawing 2, and only conceding 2 goals.

In group F Borussia Dortmund had an easy time finding the back of the net thanks to their young striker Erling Haaland and won their group even though they were challenged by Lazio. In group G Juventus and Barcelona both managed to earn 15 points after losing 1 game to each other. Juventus ended up winning the group on goal difference. In group H, Man Utd was shockingly eliminated from the group with PSG winning and Leipzig coming in second.

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Who Was Eliminated in the Round of 16 of the 2020/2021 Champions League?

The first round of the knockout stage of the Champions League saw Europe’s best teams battle it out in some super tough games. In the first series, Bayern Munich was too strong for Lazio. The German powerhouse won the first game 4-1 and the second 2-1. Bayern Munich was too dominant on the ball and was able to slice through the Italian's side defense at will! In the second match, PSG shocked Barcelona and won 4-1 in the first match. The Spanish side was stunned and only managed a 1-1 draw in the second leg. PSG just had too much pace and flair for the Spanish side, and Mbappe was playing incredibly well.

In the next series, Man City crushed Borussia Mönchengladbach. The German side could not score a single goal, losing 2-0 in both matches. Borussia Dortmund was in a war with Sevilla. They managed to just win the first match 3-2 and then kept the Spanish side at bay with a 2-2 draw. The German side was saved by young forward Erling Haaland. Real Madrid showed way too much class for Atalanta and won both matches comfortably. RB Leipzig had nothing for Liverpool, who kept a clean sheet and won both games 2-0.

Porto and Juventus were incredibly evenly matched. Both sides showed an ability to score and counterattack. The games were wide open, and both teams threw caution to the wind to attack. Porto won the first game 2-1, and then Juventus won the second match 3-2. Porto ended up progressing because of their away goals. In the final matchup, Chelsea continued their red hot form and disposed of Atletico Madrid 1-0 and 2-0, their defense looked impregnable.

Who Was Eliminated in the Quarterfinal of the 2020/2021 Champions League?

Paris Saint Germain managed to upset Bayern Munich. The Parisian side won the first game 3-2 and then lost the second 0-1. Despite the teams being even on goals scored, PSG progressed because they scored more away goals. Man City proved their class by defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in both games. The German side just could not compete with a strong EPL team.

Liverpool did not look in good form against Real Madrid. The Spanish side punished Liverpool for their lethargy and won the first game 3-1 and then closed it out with a 0-0 draw. Chelsea and Porto had a good back and forth battle. Chelsea won the first game 2-0 and then lost the second game 1-0.

What Won the 2020/2021 Champions League Semi-Final?

The Champions League semi-finals saw Man City taking on PSG and Real Madrid against Chelsea. Man City proved the oddsmakers right by powering past PSG. Man City won the first game 2-1 and the second 2-0. The EPL side’s structure was too good! In the next series, Chelsea managed to squeeze out a 1-1 draw in the first match before roaring home with a 2-0 win in the next game!

Who Won the 2020/2021 Champions League Final?

The 2020/2021 Champions League Final featured 2 EPL teams, Man City and Chelsea. Man City were favorites to win at -108 while Chelsea were big underdogs at +325. However, that didn’t stop the West London side from taking it to Man City after Havertz scored a goal in the 42 min after he managed to dribble past the keeper and knock it in. Man City had a few chances, which included a lovely cross and a volley that just drifted, but ultimately Chelsea hung on and became champions!

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