This years edition of UEFA champions league has been quite surprising. Many Things have occurred which even predictors would not have imagined. Here are the top surprises of 2012-13 UEFA champions league.
6.Elimination of Manchester city FC in group stage
The giant Manchester city FC got knocked out of the competition as early as in group stage of the tournament . They were the winner of Barclay’s premier league last season and had high hopes , but the hope shattered as early as in group stage. They didn’t even won a single match.
5.CHELSEA FC The defending champions got knocked out in group stage
The defending champions Chelsea got eliminated in group stage . Stakes were high as they were defending the championship but lost the competition early in the group stage. Although putting up a good fight in their group they lost the qualifying places to Juventus and Shakhtar Donetsk.
4.Real Madrid beat Manchester United
Although both teams are the behemoth of association football but beating Manchester United on the biggest stage of club football is not easy and it is quite surprising. Even expensive signing Robin Van Persie was not able to save Manchester United from Real Madrid.
3. Bayern Munich thrashing Juventus
Last years Serie A champions Juventus was on a high note but suddenly in the quarterfinal of the competition, they just got thrashed by Bayern Munich . They lost 4-0 on aggregate and got no clue why?
2.Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid in semi-final
THE one of the two biggest surprises of this years competition is Borussia Dortmund beating Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate .
Thanks to Lewandowski the German side defeated the Spanish giants to go to finals at wembley . Surprising thing was Borussia beating Real Madrid 4-1 in first leg of the semi finals.
1.Demolition of FC Barcelona by Bayern Munich
The greatest match of Bayern till date would be none other than this year’s champions league semi-final clash vs FC Barcelona.
It had all the elements of a “match of the century” . At last year’s champions league , the German side lost in the final to Chelsea but it seems like they are on the way to win the title this year. Winning against FC Barcelona is like impossible but thrashing them 7-0 aggregate is like god particle
This years edition of UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE is like the best edition of all time.
Surprises was really surprising BUT it’s not the end . The final is not over yet, the all German clash can also yield many surprises at wembley on May 25
(FINAL: BAYERN MUNICH VERSUS BORUSSIA DORTMUND)Published 03 May 2013, 15:22 IST