The Champions League's group stage finally ended. Some thoughts on it : CSKA Moscow are no joke. Though they lack flashy names, but they are tactically very solid. They are kinda slow, and take their time to build up their attack, but occasionally their south american players show some flashes of genius. Bayern Munich's defense is still weak. On the other hand, I dare call their offense the best in this CL campaign. Whereas Messi scored 6 goals against teams Victoria Pilzen and Bate Borisov, Gomez bagged the same amount against Man City and Napoli. Real Madrid hasn't had a real challenger either, as Lyon is in their weakest form since years. It would be interesting to see a Bayern - Barca or Bayern - Real Madrid final, but it's still too early to talk about that. Inter Milan are a joke. AC Milan, on the other hand, can be scary at times, but their problem is inconsistency. I'd be surprised if either Arsenal or Chelsea makes it to the semis. ===== Concerning the EPL, Man Shitty are only leading because of myriad of crises that Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool are suffering from. When City played Bayern and Napoli, they got their asses handed to them. ===== Serie A is more interesting this year than the last couple of years. ===== I don't watch a lot of the French Ligue 1 matches, but I hope Paris Saint Germain won't get any titles. ==== Bundesliga is interesting, as it has always been. Re-emerging rivalry between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund makes things even more interesting. ==== I'm rooting for Real Madrid this year in La Liga. It's not that I dislike Barca, but I'm annoyed by their generally arrogant and stupid fans.