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PRESS SURVEY - GALLIANI: 'Champions League like Wimbledon'
1/29/2005
MILAN - Speaking in the Gazzetta dello Sport , Adriano Galliani
suggested a new format for the Champions League. He said: 'In my
opinion, the Champions League format is wrong, there would be a sort
of tennis schedule to adopt after the knock-out round, since every
club have a position in the European rankings. It is not right that a
team among Juve and Real, Milan and Manchester, Porto and Inter is
ruled out. The tennis schedule would avoid certain pairings
 

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IMHO i would do it like to see it ranked and then have it like a 64 man knock out
seed 1 is on top of draw
seed 2 at bottom of draw and like that
 

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It is pathetic to angle for of a system that increasingly relies on rankings.
There already are enough spots for the big teams due to the coeffients, and the big teams get seeded in the group stages. Leave just "some" element of chance or the idea of it all is totally gone.

Just beause this years edition features some outrageous show downs at the quarter final stage already doesn't mean everything should be (once again) altered in favor of the "bigs".
 

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It's the worst idea ever.
 
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