Rules Update and Quarter-Finals Prediction Form Now Available

August 8, 2020

UEFA Champions League

Welcome back to our game! I hope players and their families have stayed healthy to date during the pandemic.

The Champions League was obviously not unaffected by events. UEFA has responded by changing the competition format for the Quarter-finals and Semi-Finals rounds from two legs to a single game for each. I have modified the Rules for our game, accordingly, applying the point scheme that should be familiar to players of the FIFA World Cup game.

The Quarter-Finals Prediction Form can be found on the Prediction Challenges! web site. As games will be played one per day starting Wednesday, predictions are due Tuesday, August 11 by the end of the day.

Good luck!

 


City, Lyon, Bayern, Barca Move on to Portugal

August 8, 2020

 

Matches completed this week (aggregate scores):

MNC 4 MAD 2
5 players had match winner correct
1 player (Joel) had match score correct

LYO 2 JUV 2
0 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

BAY 7 CHE 1
8 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

BAR 4 NAP 2
8 players had match winner correct
1 player (Pedro) had match score correct

Wes backed up his Group Stage Predictions, repeating with a top score for the Round of 16, sharing honours for most matches correct with John Woycheshin and having a match score correct (along with Joel and Pedro). John W. and Michael continue to hold podium spots behind Wes through the second round of five in our game.

For download (PDF): UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2019-20 Round of 16

Overall (Score/200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 153
2 John Woycheshin 133
3 Michael Poplawski 101
4 Joel Palmer 95
5 John Lo 83
6 Tim Harris 80
Doug Wansbrough 80
8 Pedro Oliveira 78
Round of 16 (Score/100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 69
2 John Woycheshin 59
3 Joel Palmer 45
4 Pedro Oliveira 44
5 Michael Poplawski 41
6 Doug Wansbrough 38
7 John Lo 33
8 Tim Harris 30
Group Stage (Score/100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 84
2 John Woycheshin 74
3 Michael Poplawski 60
4 Tim Harris 50
Joel Palmer 50
John Lo 50
7 Doug Wansbrough 42
8 Pedro Oliveira 34

Prizes
🥇 $40.00 🥈 $28.00 🥉 $12.00

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PSG, Atlético Turn Matchups Around, Move on to Quarter-finals

March 11, 2020
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Angel Di Maria (right) leads the celebrations from inside the Parc des Princes in front of the fans below

Matches completed this week (aggregate scores):

RBL 4 TOT 0
4 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

ATA 8 VAL 4
5 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

ATM 4 LIV 2
0 players had winner correct
0 players had score correct

PSG 3 DOR 2
5 players had winner correct
0 players had score correct

For download (PDF): UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2019-20 Round of 16 Second Legs 03-11

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 148
2 John Woycheshin 142
3 Michael Poplawski 108
4 John Lo 90
Joel Palmer 90
6 Tim Harris 89
7 Doug Wansbrough 86
8 Pedro Oliveira 73
Round of 16
1 John Woycheshin 68
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
3 Michael Poplawski 48
4 Doug Wansbrough 44
5 John Lo 40
Joel Palmer 40
7 Tim Harris 39
Pedro Oliveira 39

Prizes
🥇 $40.00 🥈 $28.00 🥉 $12.00

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Atalanta, Leipzig Continue Maiden Runs Into Champions League Quarter-finals

March 11, 2020
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Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic is the oldest player to score an away Champions League hat-trick – aged 32 years and 41 days

For download (PDF)UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2019-20 Round of 16 Second Legs 03-10

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 142
2 John Woycheshin 134
3 John Lo 106
4 Joel Palmer 104
5 Michael Poplawski 102
6 Tim Harris 95
7 Doug Wansbrough 78
8 Pedro Oliveira 65
Round of 16
1 John Woycheshin 60
2 Wes Zetaruk 58
3 John Lo 56
4 Joel Palmer 54
5 Tim Harris 45
6 Michael Poplawski 42
7 Doug Wansbrough 36
8 Pedro Oliveira 31

Prizes
🥇 $40.00 🥈 $28.00 🥉 $12.00

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Round of 16 First Legs Complete: City Wins at the Bernabeu, Lyon Challenge Juventus

February 27, 2020
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Kevin de Bruyne provided the assist for City’s equaliser before keeping his cool to convert the decisive penalty

For download (PDF): UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2019-20 Round of 16 First Legs 02-25

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 144
2 John Woycheshin 138
3 John Lo 107
Joel Palmer 107
5 Michael Poplawski 102
6 Tim Harris 98
7 Doug Wansbrough 78
8 Pedro Oliveira 69
Round of 16
1 John Woycheshin 64
2 Wes Zetaruk 60
3 John Lo 57
Joel Palmer 57
5 Tim Harris 48
6 Michael Poplawski 42
7 Doug Wansbrough 36
8 Pedro Oliveira 35

Prizes
🥇 $40.00 🥈 $28.00 🥉 $12.00

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Round of 16 First Legs Tuesday: Bayern Romp at Chelsea, Barcelona Draw at Napoli

February 25, 2020
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Antoine Griezmann’s goal was his 14th in all competitions for Barcelona since his £107m move from Atletico Madrid in July

For download (PDF): UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2019-20 Round of 16 First Legs 02-25

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 125
2 John Woycheshin 119
3 John Lo 104
4 Michael Poplawski 98
5 Joel Palmer 89
Tim Harris 89
7 Doug Wansbrough 68
8 Pedro Oliveira 64
Round of 16
1 John Lo 54
2 John Woycheshin 45
3 Wes Zetaruk 41
4 Joel Palmer 39
Tim Harris 39
6 Michael Poplawski 38
7 Pedro Oliveira 30
8 Doug Wansbrough 26

Prizes
🥇 $40.00 🥈 $28.00 🥉 $12.00

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Round of 16 Begins; Dortmund, Atlético, Atalanta, Leipzig Win First Legs

February 21, 2020
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Timo Werner’s penalty was RB Leipzig’s first ever Champions League knockout goal.

For download (PDF): UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2019-20 Round of 16 First Legs 02-19

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 112
2 John Woycheshin 103
3 John Lo 91
4 Michael Poplawski 85
5 Joel Palmer 75
6 Tim Harris 73
7 Doug Wansbrough 54
8 Pedro Oliveira 50
Round of 16
1 John Lo 41
2 John Woycheshin 29
3 Wes Zetaruk 28
4 Michael Poplawski 25
Joel Palmer 25
6 Tim Harris 23
7 Pedro Oliveira 16
8 Doug Wansbrough 12

Prizes
🥇 $40.00 🥈 $28.00 🥉 $12.00

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Round of 16 Predictions

February 17, 2020

While five of the eight matchups feature unanimous choices to advance, our game will feature three matchups which may make a big impact on standings once the round is completed: PSG vs. Dortmund, Atalanta vs. Valencia and Tottenham vs. Red Bull Leipzig all have at least three players picking them to top their opponents. Our wide variety of scorelines in all eight matchups will make for some late-game drama, as well.

Enjoy the football, and good luck!

For download (PDF): UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2019-20 Round of 16 Predictions

Group Stage (Score/100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 84
2 John Woycheshin 74
3 Michael Poplawski 60
4 Tim Harris 50
Joel Palmer 50
John Lo 50
7 Doug Wansbrough 42
8 Pedro Oliveira 34

Prizes
🥇 $40.00 🥈 $28.00 🥉 $12.00

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Reminder: Round of 16 Predictions Due Today (Monday)

February 17, 2020

UEFA Champions League

Round of 16 Prediction Form

The Round of 16 begins with games on February 18; predictions are due tonight.

Please be reminded that you are predicting aggregate winners and scores. Teams may be predicted to have level scores.

Good luck!


Round of 16 Prediction Form is now available

February 13, 2020

UEFA Champions League

Round of 16 Prediction Form

The Round of 16 begins with games on February 18; predictions are due end of the day the evening before.

Please be reminded that you are predicting aggregate winners and scores. Teams may be predicted to have level scores.

Good luck!