Most Popular Football Matches 2017
Football is the world’s most popular and most viewed sport and as such there are many matches every year that catch the imagination of millions of football fans worldwide. Matches become really important because of the situations surrounding it like if it’s a cup match, important league match or a rivals match and thus greater the stakes, the more that the fans enjoy. Here we countdown the Most Popular Football Matches 2017.
Most Popular Football Matches 2017
10. Leverkusen vs Roma
At number 10 in Most Popular Football Matches 2017 is Leverkusen vs Roma. This Champions League match has the record of the highest scoring draw in Champions League history. The match started with Leverkusen up by two goals but then Roma thundered in 4 goals to set the score 2-4 but two late goals saved the day for Leverkusen and Hernandez emerged as their most instrumental player. One hell of a match which is still on the back of the heads of all football fans.
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9. Liverpool vs Arsenal
At number 9 is Liverpool vs Arsenal. An important tie considering the league standings and both the teams didn’t disappoint. Great crowd, quality football, stellar performances, great goals and a touch of drama and you have one of the best games of this season of EPL. Though the game ended 3-3, the tension was high till the last minute which saw the equalizer.
8. Chelsea vs PSG
At number 8 in Most Popular Football Matches 2017 is Chelsea vs PSG. The match was as important as it gets, a match to decide who goes into the top 8 of Champions League and as on such important games the temper also started flaring between the players with plenty of fouls, interruptions and even a red card. The match ended with a 2-2 draw but PSG managed to get into the next round on account of away goals rule.
7. Norvich vs Liverpool
At number 7 in Most Popular Football Matches 2017 is Norvich vs Liverpool. What was meant to be a one sided match turned out to be a cracker of a game as both the teams clashed on January 23, 2016. With a total of nine goals being scored the the drama continuing into the closing seconds of the game, this match had enough twists to put a Hollywood thriller to shame. The final scorecard read Liverpool 5 and Norwich 4 but everyone congratulated Norvich for the way they played.
6. Barcelona vs Seville
At number 6 in Most Popular Football Matches 2017 is Barcelona vs Seville. The stakes were high as the Super Cup was on the line and on August 11, 2015 when these teams met goals rained down from both the sides but in the end it was Barcelona that had the last laugh with the score line reading 5-4. The game was high on emotions and drama with both the teams going leveled into the extra time but Pedro’s goals in the closing moments of the game made all the difference.
5. Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea
At number 5 is Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea. This match which was played on the first day of the year i.e, 1st January 2015 was an eight goal thriller with the match eventually going Spurs way with a score of 5-3. At this stage, Chelsea were sitting atop the points table and this defeat was a turning point in their campaign as well as that of Spurs and made Harry Kane, the spurs striker into an overnight star.
4. Bayern Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg
At number 4 in Most Popular Football Matches 2017 is Bayern Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg. Everyone likes a match in which there is a goal galore and on 14th February 2015, 9 goals were scored between these two teams in a tense and nail biting encounter which once again showed the class of German football.
3. Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg
At number 3 in Most Popular Football Matches 2017 is Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg. This match on September 22, 2015 was a showcase of the talent that is Lewandowski by scoring 5 goals in just nine minutes! This was one of those occasions when a single man tramples an entire team and the world is once again reminded that though we always talk about Messi and Ronaldo, we must not forget this Polish superstar.
2. Leicester City vs Chelsea
At number 2 in Most Popular Football Matches 2017 is Leicester City vs Chelsea. EPL is right now the scene of the greatest rags to glory tale in recent times as Leicester City which was nowhere near the heavyweights of the league has taken EPL by storm and is currently sitting on top. This tie on 14 December 2016 was really crucial as its result would in the long turn impact the final standing and what a match it was! Despite all efforts from Chelsea, Leicester City stood its ground and emerged victorious. Just give them the trophy already!
1. Real Madrid vs Barcelona
At number 1 in Most Popular Football Matches 2017 is Real Madrid vs Barcelona on 21st November 2015. No other match in the world attracts as many viewers than the El Classico and rightly so because the greatest the players of their generations play in Real Madrid or Barcelona and watching them play against each other is literally like a match between two dream teams. Barcelona won this match with a score of 4-0 as Neymar, Suarez and Iniesta tore though Real Madrid and gave them the second biggest El Classico defeat in history.