Posted: Friday 23rd May 2014 at 7:36 am

UEFA Champions League: Poll tips Real Madrid for victory


The latest football snap poll results released by NOIPolls have revealed that the majority (69 percent) of Nigerians predict that Real

Madrid will win the UEFA Champions League final scheduled for tomorrow evening at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal.

The final of this year’s edition is the 59th champions’ league final.

Responses from the poll showed that support for Real Madrid was highest in the North-Central region (80 percent) and slightly higher among female than male respondents (74 percent compared to 69 percent).

Furthermore, Real Madrid was also rated the best team in the Champions League this season by the majority (38 percent), followed by Atlético Madrid (21 percent) and Chelsea FC (11 percent).

Almost half of the adult Nigerian population (46 percent) confirmed they have watched the UEFA Champions League this season. These were some of the key findings from the Champions League Snap Poll conducted in the week of May 12th 2014.

The UEFA Champions’ League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1992, and formerly known as European Champion Clubs’ Cup as far back as 1955.

The beauty of this year’s final is that it will be a derby match between two Spanish sides, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid; the first time in the tournament’s history that the final will feature two teams from the same city. This is also the second all-Spanish final, after the final between Real Madrid and Valencia in 2000, which ended 3-0 in favour of Real Madrid.

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