Remember the good old days of filling out World Cup wall charts?
There’s something about experiencing a tournament as it unfolds that makes a fun activity out of what is essentially form-filling. And that is the thrill of seeing the bracket take shape, of figuring out the permutations and potential combination of matches by keeping a wall chart up to date. The process was no doubt a formative experience for many young football fans, and it’s one many still indulge into adulthood.
So with the 2019/20 Champions League reformatted into something akin to the latter stages of the World Cup knockout rounds where outcomes are decided by single-leg matches, we present to you Squawka’s 2020 Champions League Wallchart PDF, a guide to help you make sense of this year’s
March August Madness.
To access and download a full copy, which you can then print at your own leisure or just keep on your computer, tablet or phone, click below:
Table of contents:
- Calendar & fixture list
- Champions League bracket wall chart
- Europa League bracket wall chart
- Women’s Champions League wall chart
- Atalanta team guide
- Atletico Madrid
- Bayern Munich
- Manchester City
- Paris Saint-Germain
- RB Leipzig
So what’s in the PDF? Well, obviously there’s the wall chart in all its massive glory, with every match from the quarter-finals through to the final, all with their respective dates, kick-off times and venues as well as spaces for you to put the scores in. The Europa League and Women’s Champions League have been given the same treatment.
But we’re Squawka. So obviously we need to look at more than the score. That’s why there are individual team pages for all eight Champions League quarter-finalists, each packed full of information in an easy-to-read format.
They include team results in the competition this year, as well squad lists detailing minutes played, goals, assists and cards. Of course we included the team’s major stats, as well as xG and xGA to get a better measure of how well they have been performing. Bayern and Barcelona have conceded the same number of goals, for instance, but check their xGA to get a sense of why it’s the Bundesliga champions who are close second favourites to win the tournament outright.
There’s also a flank attack map for each side (so you can get a sense of each team’s “strong side” before you even watch them) and dynamic pitch diagrams featuring shots maps, shots conceded maps, average positions and team passing networks based on Opta data from the competition so far.
Hopefully all the information will help you decide which teams to keep an extra eye on, or which will become your official “second side” (or perhaps even first side, if you’re still undecided). We want our readers to be just as hyped for the Champions League as we are. Enjoy!