The UEFA Champions League is here again, so turn up the volume!
The group-stage preparations of Europe’s largest and best teams are well off, with shocking outcomes and outstanding games already capturing headlines. The reigning winners are Chelsea, although there are possibly more competitors this season around perhaps at any other prior edition of the league.
10 – Atlético Madrid
Gauging Atletico Madrid’s position in the Champions League can be a tricky thing to manoeuver. The club made a draw against Porto, and scraped a couple of goals against AC Milan. However, Antoine Griezmann’s dismissal has had an immense impact on the entire team.
9 – Ajax
According to Data88bet, a leading sports betting website in Thailand, one of the favourite teams to bet on is Ajax from the Eredivisie, which have already crowned themselves as the dark horses of the Champions League after their sliding 4-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund. These two seasons that were removed from the club’s surprise run seemed to make no visible difference to the club’s teamwork.
Erik Ten Hag has been renowned as a player in both the domestic as well as the European Circles. If Ajax maintains themselves by 2022, then they can become truly unbeatable.
8 – Manchester United
Manchester United’s moves in this Champions League is an exciting chart, despite the fact that it does not feel very sustainable. There is no doubt that Manchester United is slowly gaining its strategies and gameplay better with each match.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s last moment victory that came from behind can mean that at least one win in either Villarreal or Atalanta will get them a golden ticket to the knockout rounds.
7 – Juventus
Juventus may have slackened a little in terms of their Champions League position, and they may not show the same amount of spunk; but their gameplay remains as sharp as possible. This is precisely what got them sailing through the mad crowds.
By winning all three of the three, the Bianconeri has understood that all it needs is one more victory in order to get a seat at the top 16.
6 – Real Madrid
The defeat that Real Madrid faced against Sheriff did send them a shock, however, they did manage to get out of that. This incident had put Shakhtar Donetsk to hone his skills, and emerge as winners during their game in Ukraine.
The star of the show was Vinivius Jr., and he proved his worth as the teenager that was brought by the club recently.
5 – Chelsea
People were definitely shocked when they witnessed Chelsea dropping points in its game against Malmo. Even then the Blues managed to have a 4-0 win against their Swedish opponents.
The Injured Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku can be a matter of concern during the short periods of time. However, as long as they are not severely affected, then it will not overshadow their hopes of lifting the Champions Trophy.
4 – Liverpool
The way in which Liverpool overcame their lead by two goals against the match with Atletico Madrid, must be of a big concern toward Jurgen Klopp. However, it also indicates the amount of confidence that Liverpool oozes, and is clearly reflected in the Reds’ gameplay.
Currently, Mo Salah is probably the most in-form footballer in the world. If he manages to maintain that throughout the entire duration of the Premier League, then Anfield has a good chance of getting back their 7th Euro Cup.
3 – Paris Saint-Germain
This club might have only seven points, as well as keep sitting on top of a proverbial group till they reached the halfway stage. However, Paris Saint-Germain has yet not experienced all the dizzy highs and lows that comes from a Champions League.
Their performance during the match against RB Leipzig was at best, a laboured one. Furthermore, even if they manage to secure their victories, they will have to enhance their gameplay during the knockout rounds in order to make a place at the finals.
2 – Manchester City
Pep Guardiola’s team returned to championship contention throughout the Champions League with such a masterful display over Club Brugge, demonstrating why they were some of the most frightening clubs in the league.
For winning the finals and dodging difficult last-16 draws, a win vs PSG would more than certainly be required, but you can bet upon the Premier League winners doing the same immediately.
1 – Bayern Munich
Whenever a team wins 4-0 notwithstanding the black out for the initial three-quarters in a game, you know they’re serious about becoming the Champions League contender, as Bayern accomplished just the same on Wednesday.
With their triumph over Benfica, Julian Nagelsmann’s side now only needs one further win to guarantee their place in the play – offs, which they should do as soon as feasible on gameday four.
Any of these teams can win the current season of Champions League, and all of them have various skill sets and capabilities that can take them to the zenith of victory in this season.