Real Madrid Capitalize to Win Third Straight; Final Results

May 26, 2018
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Gareth Bale scored twice off the bench for Real Madrid as the team won its third Champions League title in a row. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Match Saturday:
MAD 3 LIV 1
7 players had match winner correct

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18.pdf

With Real Madrid’s third straight Champions League title, Doug, John Woycheshin and Casey earn the top three spots in our game, with Evan moving in the final prize spot. Congratulations to Doug Wansbrough on his second title!

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 316 $55.00
2 John Woycheshin 308 $27.50
3 Casey Farrell 250 $16.50
4 Evan Howatson 239 $11.00
5 John Lo 238
Steffen Warias 238
7 Pedro Oliveira 187
8 Wes Zetaruk 180
9 Joel Palmer 164
10 Michael Poplawski 160
11 Kay Otani 139
Final
1 Doug Wansbrough 85
John Woycheshin 85
Casey Farrell 85
Evan Howatson 85
John Lo 85
Steffen Warias 85
7 Wes Zetaruk 50
8 Pedro Oliveira 5
Kay Otani 5
10 Joel Palmer 0
Michael Poplawski
Semi-finals
       
1 John Woycheshin 80
Doug Wansbrough 80
3 Evan Howatson 32
Joel Palmer 32
Michael Poplawski 32
Casey Farrell 32
Pedro Oliveira 32
8 John Lo 28
Steffen Warias 28
10 Kay Otani 12
Wes Zetaruk 12
Quarter-Finals
1 Doug Wansbrough 72
2 John Woycheshin 70
3 John Lo 64
4 Evan Howatson 54
5 Pedro Oliveira 46
6 Michael Poplawski 44
7 Steffen Warias 42
8 Casey Farrell 40
Kay Otani 40
Joel Palmer 40
11 Wes Zetaruk 38
Round of 16
1 Joel Palmer 64
2 Steffen Warias 57
3 Kay Otani 52
Pedro Oliveira 52
5 Michael Poplawski 49
6 Doug Wansbrough 47
7 Casey Farrell 45
8 Wes Zetaruk 42
9 John Woycheshin 41
John Lo 41
11 Evan Howatson 30
Group Stage
1 Pedro Oliveira 52
2 Casey Farrell 48
3 Wes Zetaruk 38
Evan Howatson 38
5 Doug Wansbrough 32
John Woycheshin 32
7 Kay Otani 30
Michael Poplawski 30
9 Joel Palmer 28
10 Steffen Warias 26
11 John Lo 20

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Final Predictions

May 26, 2018

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Corrected since initial publication.

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Final Predictions.pdf

Real Madrid is our favourite to win their third consecutive Champions League title, with three of our top four players currently occupying prize spots backing them.

Enjoy the final match of the season!

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Final Prediction Form is available

May 22, 2018

 

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Predictions are due on the time and date shown on the Form

The Champions League Final taking place Saturday, May 26 features defending two-time champion Real Madrid and Liverpool FC, as well as a fight to the finish for our four podium spots and being our overall winner.

The Final is our last round, but everything is still wide open!

The Prediction Form is available here. Please make your predictions!

Overall (through Semi-final round)
1 Doug Wansbrough 231 $55.00
2 John Woycheshin 223 $27.50
3 Pedro Oliveira 182 $16.50
4 Casey Farrell 165 $11.00
5 Joel Palmer 164
6 Michael Poplawski 155
7 Evan Howatson 154
8 John Lo 153
9 Steffen Warias 153
10 Kay Otani 134
11 Wes Zetaruk 130

 


Real Madrid, Liverpool to Meet in Final; Semi-finals Results

May 3, 2018

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the second leg of their Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich. (Paul White/The Associated Press)

Matches completed this week:

MAD 4 BAY 3
4 players had winner correct
2 players (John Woycheshin, Doug) had aggregate score correct

LIV 7 ROM 6
7 players had winner correct
0 players had aggregate score correct

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Semi-Finals.pdf

John Woycheshin and Doug matched excellent rounds, being the only two players to have both match winners correct and securing the match score bonus points, as well.  Doug and John now lead our game entering the final round with a solid margin over Pedro and Casey and the rest of the field.

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 231 $55.00
2 John Woycheshin 223 $27.50
3 Pedro Oliveira 182 $16.50
4 Casey Farrell 165 $11.00
5 Joel Palmer 164
6 Michael Poplawski 155
7 Evan Howatson 154
8 John Lo 153
Steffen Warias 153
10 Kay Otani 134
11 Wes Zetaruk 130
Semi-finals
1 John Woycheshin 80
Doug Wansbrough 80
3 Evan Howatson 32
Joel Palmer 32
Michael Poplawski 32
Casey Farrell 32
Pedro Oliveira 32
8 John Lo 28
Steffen Warias 28
10 Kay Otani 12
Wes Zetaruk 12
     
Quarter-Finals
1 Doug Wansbrough 72
2 John Woycheshin 70
3 John Lo 64
4 Evan Howatson 54
5 Pedro Oliveira 46
6 Michael Poplawski 44
7 Steffen Warias 42
8 Casey Farrell 40
Kay Otani 40
Joel Palmer 40
11 Wes Zetaruk 38
Round of 16
1 Joel Palmer 64
2 Steffen Warias 57
3 Kay Otani 52
Pedro Oliveira 52
5 Michael Poplawski 49
6 Doug Wansbrough 47
7 Casey Farrell 45
8 Wes Zetaruk 42
9 John Woycheshin 41
John Lo 41
11 Evan Howatson 30
Group Stage
1 Pedro Oliveira 52
2 Casey Farrell 48
3 Wes Zetaruk 38
Evan Howatson 38
5 Doug Wansbrough 32
John Woycheshin 32
7 Kay Otani 30
Michael Poplawski 30
9 Joel Palmer 28
10 Steffen Warias 26
11 John Lo 20

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Semi-Finals First Legs: Liverpool on Fire, Real Strong at Bayern

April 26, 2018
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Madrid’s Marco Asensio celebrates his goal in his side’s 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP/Associated Press)

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Semi-Finals First Legs.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 213 $55.00
John Woycheshin 213 $27.50
3 Pedro Oliveira 186 $16.50
4 Evan Howatson 184 $11.00
5 Casey Farrell 173
Joel Palmer 172
7 John Lo 165
8 Michael Poplawski 163
9 Steffen Warias 161
10 Kay Otani 138
11 Wes Zetaruk 126
Semi-finals
1 John Woycheshin 70
2 Doug Wansbrough 62
Evan Howatson 62
Joel Palmer 40
4 John Lo 40
Michael Poplawski 40
Casey Farrell 40
8 Pedro Oliveira 36
Steffen Warias 36
10 Kay Otani 16
11 Wes Zetaruk 8

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Semi-Finals Predictions

April 24, 2018

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For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Semi-Finals Predictions.pdf

LIverpool and Bayern are our favourites to advance to the Champions League Final! Expect some movement in our standings as all four possible combinations are represented in our predictions.

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Semi-finals Prediction Form Available

April 21, 2018

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The Champions League Semi-finals begin this Tuesday. Please submit your predictions no later than Monday evening. Good luck!

UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! Semi-finals Prediction Form

Overall (through Quarter-Finals)
1 Doug Wansbrough 151
2 Pedro Oliveira 150
3 John Woycheshin 143
4 Casey Farrell 133
5 Joel Palmer 132
6 John Lo 125
Steffen Warias 125
8 Michael Poplawski 123
9 Evan Howatson 122
Kay Otani 122
11 Wes Zetaruk 118

Quarter-finals Results: Upstarts Liverpool and Roma Join Bayern and Real in Semis

April 11, 2018
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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, centre, walks off the pitch as Roma players celebrate reaching the semifinals during the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday. (Gregorio Borgia/The Associated Press)

download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Quarter-Finals.pdf

Doug, John W. and John L. were the only players to predict three advancing teams in a round that offered a couple of major surprises. Doug is also our new leader after our third round of five, with Pedro only a point behind.

Matchups completed this week:

MAD 4 JUV 3
10 players had winner correct
0 players had aggregate score correct

BAY 2 SEV 1
11 players had winner correct
0 players had aggregate score correct

LIV 5 MNC 1
4 players (John W., Doug, John L., Evan) had winner correct
0 players had aggregate score correct

ROM 4 BAR 4 (away goals 3-1)
0 players had winner correct
0 players had aggregate score correct

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 151
2 Pedro Oliveira 150
3 John Woycheshin 143
4 Casey Farrell 133
5 Joel Palmer 132
6 John Lo 125
Steffen Warias 125
8 Michael Poplawski 123
9 Evan Howatson 122
Kay Otani 122
11 Wes Zetaruk 118
Quarter-Finals
     
1 Doug Wansbrough 72
2 John Woycheshin 70
3 John Lo 64
4 Evan Howatson 54
5 Pedro Oliveira 46
6 Michael Poplawski 44
7 Steffen Warias 42
8 Casey Farrell 40
Kay Otani 40
Joel Palmer 40
11 Wes Zetaruk 38
Round of 16
     
1 Joel Palmer 64
2 Steffen Warias 57
3 Kay Otani 52
Pedro Oliveira 52
5 Michael Poplawski 49
6 Doug Wansbrough 47
7 Casey Farrell 45
8 Wes Zetaruk 42
9 John Woycheshin 41
John Lo 41
11 Evan Howatson 30
Group Stage
     
1 Pedro Oliveira 52
2 Casey Farrell 48
3 Wes Zetaruk 38
Evan Howatson 38
5 Doug Wansbrough 32
John Woycheshin 32
7 Kay Otani 30
Michael Poplawski 30
9 Joel Palmer 28
10 Steffen Warias 26
11 John Lo 20

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Quarter-Finals First Legs: Bayern and Real open with road victories, Liverpool and Barcelona dazzle at home

April 4, 2018
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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, challenges for the ball with Roma’s Kostas Manolas. Manolas had one of his team’s two own goals in a 4-1 Champions League quarter-final loss on Wednesday. (Manu Fernandez/The Associated Press)

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Quarter-Finals First Legs.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 169
2 John Woycheshin 157
3 Pedro Oliveira 154
4 Casey Farrell 153
5 Steffen Warias 145
6 Michael Poplawski 137
7 John Lo 135
8 Kay Otani 134
Joel Palmer 134
10 Evan Howatson 128
11 Wes Zetaruk 124
Quarter-Finals
     
1 Doug Wansbrough 90
2 John Woycheshin 84
3 John Lo 74
4 Steffen Warias 62
5 Casey Farrell 60
Evan Howatson 60
7 Michael Poplawski 58
8 Kay Otani 52
9 Pedro Oliveira 50
10 Wes Zetaruk 44
11 Joel Palmer 42

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Quarter-Finals Predictions

April 3, 2018

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For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Quarter-Finals Predictions.pdf

Not much separates us, as all players have predicted Bayern and Barcelona to advance, with Real Madrid and Manchester City as overwhelming favourites. Evan is backing Juventus and Liverpool in those matchups, while John Lo, John Woycheshin and Doug are also picking Liverpool.

Enjoy the matches!