michael_vint

Member Since: September 12, 2013
ESPN Fan Profile|
  • Year: 2013
  • Percentile: - -
  • Points: - -
  • Rank: - -

michael_vint's 2013 Entry

Entry NameGroup(s)PointsRankPercent
Damien Duff is the Stuff242862144.6%

On To The Knockout Round

By Miguel Delaney
ESPNFC.com

Bayern Munich

VI Images via Getty Images
Defending champion Bayern Munich draws Arsenal in the next round.

The Champions League knockout draw brought some of Europe's best teams together. Miguel Delaney gives his five observations from the ties.

Star Wars

If the majority of the group stage ground to something of a halt, the tournament is set to immediately accelerate again. That was confirmed by the first pairing drawn, which is this year’s equivalent of Real Madrid-Manchester United: Manchester City versus Barcelona. Of course, the 2013-14 campaign also has its own Arsenal versus Bayern Munich. It emphasises just what a different competition this feels like from the last 16 on, as it all gets so real. That is not just down to the obvious fact it is sudden death, but because of the scale of these gigantic ties. They are becoming a defined trend of the second round, even though the tournament should not get too intense until the quarterfinals. It emphasises the fact that the modern Champions League may now be the highest-quality tournament football has ever seen. ... MORE

Be sure to follow ESPNFC.com's UEFA Champions League section to get all the news and scores you'll need throughout the tournament.

Champions League Pick 'em -- Message Boards

Need to know who the best bets are to win this season's Champions League tournament? Join the message boards and get some help from the competition. Trash-talk with fans from around the world, brag about your favorite teams or discuss anything else soccer-related all day, every day. Message boards

Featured Games
Invite Your Friends

Import contacts from your favorite email providers and invite them to join your group and play Champions League Pickem with you!
Invite Friends »

Prizes

Play Champions League Pick 'Em for your chance to win a $2,000 Amazon.com gift card and more!

Total ARV is $3,000
Connect With Other Players