Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
One of the most prestigious football events in the world has reached the “knockout phase” as Round of 16 play continues in the UEFA Champions League 2013 tournament. All the first leg action in the books and second-leg matches will get underway on Tuesday, March 5th. Juventus, AC Milan, Arsenal and last year’s runner-up Bayern Munich are in prime position to advance after big first-leg wins, but Printable Brackets spokesman Zaniel Worth says there’s still a long way to go.
“Champions League play is obviously far from over,” said Worth. “Some clubs have dug themselves pretty deep holes, but they still have a pulse, no matter how faint it may be.”
In honor of the 2013 UEFA Champions League, Printable Brackets has released a commemorative knockout phase bracket sheet. The bracket, which was released alongside its new World Baseball Classic and baseball sheets, runs from the quarters through the final match.
“March is a huge month in sports around the globe,” said Worth. “Whether it’s football, baseball or college basketball, there’s something for everyone just about every day of the week.”
Round of 16 play will wrap up March 13th, with the draw for the quarterfinals to be held on March 15th. The first leg of the quarters will take place on April 2nd and 3rd, with the second leg following on April 9th and 10th. The first leg of the semifinals will take place on April 23rd and 24th, with the second leg coming on April 30th and May 1st.
The UEFA Champions League Final will take place on May 25th at Wembley Stadium in London. Wembley, which will be the host site for the final for the seventh time, was chosen in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the English Football Association.
“The Champions League Final is sure to draw huge ratings again this year” said Worth. “The electric atmosphere that promises to be at Wembley Stadium will only add to the spectacle.”
For a complimentary UEFA Champions League knockout phase sheet, World Baseball Classic or March Madness brackets, or dozens of other professional and recreational sports sheets, head over to http://www.Printablebrackets.net.