Celebrating a quarter century of Champions League football
Created in 1992 as a re-brand for the old European Cup, the Champions League has been the elite competition in continental football for nearly 25 years, and is among the most compelling annual sport on show. Players from all over the world sign just for the chance to turn out in a Champions League game. Such is the strength of the sides on show that no team has retained the title in consecutive seasons. Clubs from all major European divisions have won the Champions League, beginning with Marseille from France's Ligue 1 in 1993. It's sides from Spain, namely La Liga's El Clasico rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona that have been the most successful in recent seasons, with six of the last 11 wins between them. From a Premier League perspective, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all reached the pinnacle of European football, while Arsenal were beaten finalists in 2006. The Champions League has been the making of some managers; just ask Jose Mourinho, who took unfancied Porto all the way in 2004 and then switched to Stamford Bridge before going on to manage other massive clubs like Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Man Utd. German Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have both tasted Champions League glory before, alongside Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax. Juventus and AC Milan complete the modern era roll of honour in this competition, joining fellow Serie A side Inter.
Coral the choice for Champions League betting
Whether it's early qualifying rounds, the play-offs, group stage or knockout phase from last 16 right up to the final that marks the end of every European club season, Coral have your Champions League football betting needs covered. Offering an outright win market throughout, we also provide odds for teams to make the final, competition top goalscorer prices and stages of elimination for you to consider. Outright match odds appear for every single Champions League match. Will a side qualify for the next round? First, last and anytime scorer markets are available before games, and during them our in-play betting even looks at who will grab the next goal. Enhanced matchday specials are also available, and over on Coral news our experts will provide punters with top tips and best value bets to ensure Champions League betting leaves you coming back for more.