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The Athletic FC: Champions League delivers again, Odegaard and football’s wonderkid curse

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The Champions League Delivers 🔥

Six games, 29 goals and more to come

Correct us if we’re wrong but we’re rating this season’s Champions League quarter-finals as the best batch of last-eight ties the competition has ever thrown up. Or thereabouts.

To this point, six legs and 29 goals. But not only that. All four ties have been perfectly matched, something the Champions League isn’t able to say very often.

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