Will there be a first time Champions League winner this year
Champions League By: Okanga Okanga | 20/04/2017
Only a total of 22 different teams have won the biggest club football competition in the world. Will there be a club 23 this year, you wonder?Undecima! On the extreme top of the pile, Real Madrid hold a Champions League winning record of 11 titles. On the other extreme of that scale are clubs such as Feyernoord, Celtic, Aston Villa, Steau Bucharest, Chelsea and Hamburg SV who have each been lucky to take home the honor once in their history. With the quarter-finals now concluded and a number of past champions ousted, the stage is again set for a new winner to emerge this year. Barcelona 0-0 Juventus (0-3): 9 Talking PointsA walk down history Lane shows that this is not something that happens very often. 2012 champions Chelsea are the last first time winners of the competition. They are also the only team to have achieved that feat in the 21st century - a bragging right that they hold over other nouveau riche club's such as Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain. In contrast to this millennial scarcity, the 90's saw a more significant number of first time winners, including the only French champs Olympique Marseille (1993), Borussia Dortmund (1997) and... yes, FC Barcelona (1992).Last season, either one of Manchester City or Atletico Madrid could have lifted the trophy for the first time as they both made it to this stage. Both, however swallowed the poisoned pill of Real Madrid, with the English side dropping out coyly at the round of 4.