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The real winners and losers in the Champions League

17 May 2019|

For a (neutral) football fan, last week was truly exciting. Both Champions League semi-finals produced major surprises. Liverpool FC beat FC Barcelona to progress to the final despite having lost the first leg 3-0. Tottenham Hotspur beat Ajax Amsterdam in dramatic fashion, scoring three goals in the second half — the last one in the 96th minute — despite having lost the first leg and having been two nil down at half time. People who, against the odds, went to the pub, or in Tottenham’s case, didn’t leave it after the first half, were rewarded. Owners of Ajax Amsterdam shares less so.

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