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Sorry if some of these are a tad dated. Computer committed suicide and I’m just getting back up and running.

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After going unbeaten last season, Juventus ran its unbeaten streak to 49 before losing to Inter.

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CCL(11-12) Attendance

I had a little extra time, so I put together this chart of the last three years attendance in the CONCACAF Champions League knockout rounds along with last year’s group phase numbers. As with all my posts, if you find any errors, please let me know by commenting.

There isn’t much we can glean from the numbers. Some of the stadiums outside of the USA, Canada and Mexico are small. Columbus draws terribly for this tournament, not unlike how they’ve been drawing in recent league play.

One thing to look for is if the change in the tourney’s structure effects group play attendance. Going from 4 groups of 4 to eliminating the preliminary rounds and going with 8 groups of three means there are 4 group games versus 6. Only the group winners advance, vs the top two in the old model, adding importance to each match. Whether that shows up at the gate is something we will find out shortly.

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  • Juventus finished the Serie A season unbeaten
  • Real Madrid finished with 100 pts(38 games) and a goal differential of 89. To put that into perspective, Man City had the next best numbers of the ‘big’ Euro leagues, with 89 points and a GD of 64.

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