The tournament consists of a number of stages, beginning with three knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off in mid July. In the group stage, 10 surviving teams join 22 seeded teams forming eight groups of four teams each. The winners of the eight groups and the eight runners-up then enter the final knockout stage, which climaxes with the final match in May, where fans can enjoy the very best that football has to offer. Add to your enjoyment by having your say on who you think will win the league with Champions League betting at Titan Bet.
History and previous winners
The Champions League was originally known as the European Champion Clubs’ Cup or European Cup since 1955 and is a competition for the top football clubs in Europe. In the 1990s the tournament was further expanded and in 1992 became known as UEFA Champions League.
Last year, in 2011, Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 in the final which was played at Wembley in England, making it their fourth win since 1992 (the other two being 2006 and 2009). To date, Real Madrid have won the tournament the most times, having had nine victories, the first five being the first five seasons of the competition (1956-1960) but have not won since 2002. Spanish clubs have had 13 wins with Milan being the last and only club to win two consecutive tournaments in 1989 and 1990. Since 1992, when the tournament changed its name, no club has ever managed consecutive wins.
When and where in 2012 is the final of the competition
The final of the UEFA Champions League will be played on 19 May 2012 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. This competition is one of the most watched annual sporting events attracting over 100 million television viewers worldwide! Every Champions League game can be followed at Titan Bet, who also offer the best in-play Champions League betting on all the games. Enjoy the final and have a bit of extra fun by placing a wager with Titan Bet today!
Welcome to the Official Fan site of Robin Van Persie
Robin van Persie was born on 6 August 1983 and currently plays for Arsenal and the Dutch national team as a forward. His technique, shooting ability and skills has made him one of the top strikers in Europe. He is also very good at taking free-kicks and has scored some spectacular goals so far in his career. However has not fulfilled all the potential he has shown while still a kid. One reason for this is that Van Persie has always suffered injuries whenever he was in his best form.
Van Persie is married to Bouchra and the couple has a son Shaqueel and daughter Dina Layla.
Both parents are artist, his mother, José Ras, was a painter, and his father, Bob, a sculptor.
He received the KNVB Best Young Talent award at the end of the 2001–02 season.
He has two sisters, Lilly and Kiki.
He earned his first cap in a 2–0 2006 World Cup qualifying win over Romania back in 2005.
His first goal came against Finland a match later.
He started for Holland in every match in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
He scored only one goal in the 2010 World Cup against Cameroon.
He was named the 2006 Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year.
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