Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed his position regarding the Champions League games. According to the chairman of the board of “Bavaria”, the tournament ruins the group stage. People are tired of watching giants vs. outsiders with predictable outcomes.
“The main problem of the Champions League is the group stage. He’s a little boring. I know that UEFA is currently working on a plan that will make the tournament interesting. People will accept the change, I’m sure. The playoffs were interesting last season. ” summarized Rummenigge for Daily Records.
In 2020, the Champions League playoffs were played in a single match format. The top eight teams determined the champion in a week. It is assumed that in the future such regulations will be made permanent.