Does anyone think the new World Cup style Champions League format started a few seasons back makes it a little too easy. I mean if you think about it, say you get an easy group, finish top, then you get an easy team who finished second in the other group and beat them easily, you're in the 1/4 finals of arguably the biggest club competition in the world just like that. I mean Ranger or Villareal are going to be in the 1/4 finals and I just think they got there a little too easily . When there were 2 group stages and then 1/4 finals, semi's and finals the teams really had to work. I know the schedule was tiring but it really meant the best team was the one who could last. It was more like a marathon. I preffered it.