Already down to the wire, things are really beginning to heat up so get ready, for the most exciting football competition of the year is about to begin! The 2016/17 Champions League is setting out to be as exciting as it gets, and football fans all over the world are already nervously hoping that this time they'll get to see their favourite team declare victory.

With only eight teams left, there's little doubt to the excitement of this upcoming game! While Real Madrid and Bayern Munich's clash, alongside Barcelona and Juventus' matches stand as two of the most high-profile games in the Champions League, there's little doubt that all eyes will be on Leicester City's match against Atletico Madrid will decide who of the two upstarts really deserves a place at the Champions League!

Let's face it, you're going to want to get your hands on some Champions League tickets if you want to see your team in action, so hurry up and get hold of Champions League tickets here and now! Make your dream come true with StubHub.

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Champions League Final: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

With the Champions League 2017 Final already decided to take place in Wales' Principality Stadium, due to the sheer importance of the event, we at StubHub have departed from our usual style of maps and will be aiming to replicate the official sections offered (hence Cat 1, Cat 2, etc). Of course with under a year still to go, the map's sections are sure to vary a little so if you're a stickler for location, we advise you to wait a little (though don't wait too long as you may end up without). For now, let's have a look what you can expect from each category:

  • Cat 1
    In past matches, Cat 1 has usually been where you'll find the best seats in the stadium, boasting the best views, making these tickets the most premium of what's on offer. Take special note of some of the listing descriptions, as you may come across certain tickets offering hotel packages and hospitality packages.

  • Cat 2
    Last year's San Siro saw Cat 2 tickets situated in the corners of the stadium, allowing for truly stellar views of the whole pitch. With Cardiff currently offering So if you want a reasonably good view, but can't quite afford the premium pricepoints of Cat 1, Cat 2 is definately the way to go.

  • Cat 3
    Situated on the shortside tiers, Cat 3 tickets tend to be relatively cheaper, just keep in mind that you'll be situated on either the North or South side, you may also have to be on the look out for tickets with restricted view.

  • Cat 4
    The most budget category of tickets, Cat 4 may not have the premium views of Cat 1 or Cat 2, but you're sure to have an amazing experience just the same. Last year's San Siro saw Cat 4 seats sandwiched between Cat 3 seats, where as past matches in the Principality Stadium has simply seen them placed further back. As is the case with Cat 3 tickets you'll most likely be in the shortside tiers, so be on the lookout for details regarding restricted view.

Champions League Qualification Change

Recently, UEFA made headlines with the organisation finally changing the way teams are seeded! While previous tournaments relied on the UEFA coefficient system (a system in which previous Champions League/Europa League results are taken into account). The new current system is based heavily on “sporting merit” and takes into account the performance in a team’s own domestic league, as well as their performance in previous UEFA tournaments.

This may have come as a blow to teams like Arsenal and Manchester United (whose top-seed status comes from their high UEFA coefficient) however we will get the chance to see new, talented teams demonstrate how good they really are. Suffice to say, the change makes for more exciting football, as more deserving teams now get the chance to prove their metal! So don’t miss out and grab your Champions League tickets now, here at StubHub!

Why is the Champions League Special?

Founded in 1955, The Champions League has become one of the greatest sporting events of today. The competition was specifically created so that the top football clubs of Europe could compete for the title of best in the continent, suffice to say one can only imagine the talent to be witnessed at each and every match. Contested annually, the Champions League is known to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world and THE number one competition in European football. This year’s final match will be hosted in Wales at the Principality Stadium, a stadium which is more than equpped to handle the droves of football fans ready to witness this incredible event. The question really is, can you afford to miss out? No way! Get hold of your Champions League tickets here at StubHub! Don't forget, every year we aim to provide you with a wide selection of Champions League tickets, so you can head out and watch a real football game live!

With the constant addition of capable clubs, the Champions League has changed its format drastically since its early years. The competition now begins in the middle of July with three qualifying rounds in knockout form, followed by a play-off round. The teams then go through to the group stages, which is then followed by a knockout phase. Beginning with the Round of 16, over the year each round whittles down the competition, until we find ourselves at the epic Champions League final. Taking place in May or June, depending on the sports year, it is finally here when one club is crowned football King of Europe. The ultimate ending to one of the biggest football competitions in the world, make sure you're there to see this incredible events for yourself and get those UEFA Champions League tickets! Let's not forget, we've got many exciting and nail-biting matches for you to watch with your own eyes, so make sure you attend the games of your favourite teams and give them the support they really need, buy your Champions League tickets today! Adding further to excitement, the winning club actually qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.

Top 5 Champions League winners

Year's Won
Years Runner-up
Real Madrid 11 3 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2015 1962, 1964, 1981
AC Milan 7 4 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2010 1958, 1993, 1995, 2005
Bayern Munich 5 5 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013 1982, 1987, 1999, 2010, 2012
Barcelona 5 3 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 1961, 1986, 1994
Liverpool 5 2 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005 1985, 2007

As you can see Real Madrid certainly hold the record for most Champions League trophies, and there's certainly speculation regarding whether the team can achieve the fabled back-to-back Champions League trophies! Needless to say, with the Champions League featuring not only Real Madrid once again, but also runner-ups and neighbouring-rivals Athletico Madrid, Europa League winners and fellow rivals Barcelona, and an even more determined Bayern Munich (not to mention the 28 teams all eager to see Real Madrid fall) this is not going to be an easy path, making the Champions League 2016/17 season one of the most exciting yet!

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