Against both Valencia and Levante, Madrid dominated the game in terms of shots, chances created, and possession, and, put simply, they should have won, both times. The Argentine is still the modern Champions League's dominant player, the star that influences everything, just as Alfredo Di Stefano did in the 1950s and Johan Cruyff did in the 1970s. When you're a young player who arrives on the scene and starts doing well people figure you out and you have to find other ways to get past the opposition.
"They're going to score goals but they're not going to be able to keep the clean sheets to mount a title challenge".
BAYERN MUNICH have been rocked after by bust-up between star striker Robert Lewandowski and chief executive and legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge ahead of their opening Champions League game in Celtic's group. "They still seem to have issues around that defensive area".
Gone was a chance of a Champions League run in the face of a disappointing league campaign. "It's a tough ask but, again, like Man City, they can beat anybody".
Dani Alves, who was instrumental for Juventus in the latter stages of last season's competition, should prove as useful to their European prospects as his compatriot and PSG can certainly be fancied to end a barren spell of 23 years without a semifinal place. Porto will hope to extend their record of never having lost to Turkish opposition in eight previous matches when they kick off Group G with a visit from Beşiktaş Wednesday. Sure, they know they should defend their La Liga crown as well, but, as always, European success carries extra significance. No one wants to play either of them.
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Dani Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, and Marcelo make up a formidable back line, and in Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro, they possess Europe's best midfield.
The Wales worldwide declared himself fit in the week ahead of the Champions League final in his hometown of Cardiff, where he appeared for the final 13 minutes of Madrid's 4-1 win over Juventus.
That being said it is often the lesser known teams, with no threat of damaging their reputation, that come out with all guns blazing looking to scalp a Big European club.
And, more than any other competition he's played in, the Champions League is Ronaldo's stage. Zinedine Zidane is now in his second full season. Shakhtar has had a mass exodus of players, with a total of fourteen men leaving, and although they have some players that can hurt teams, it is hard to see them progressing further with such a diminished squad. Guardiola has also won the Champions League twice, and has a good understanding of the Spanish game. Leave your comments below.
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