Champions League analysis and draw

The draw of 8And The Champions League was played on Monday. The only French club still in competition, PSG, will face Bayern Munich.

PSG – Bayern in 8And Champions League Final!

There were 3 clubs to avoid for PSG, the 3 teams that are among the favorites each year in the master club football competition: Real Madrid, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

The Parisians, often very lucky in the draw at this stage of the competition since 2015 (Chelsea x2, FC Barcelona x2, Real Madrid x2, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund), could only inherit a favorable draw, namely Bayern Munich. It’s the 3And times in 4 years that the 2 teams will meet in the final stage of the competition (after 2020: Bayern win and 2021: Paris win).

Will Paris, the only European club still unbeaten this season, experience their first defeat against the Germans? It’s possible. With doubts about the defense, PSG could fear Bayern Munich’s attacking army. The team that will play in February, however, will not be the same one that has conceded 7 goals in the last 4 games. Plus, with a Neymar and a Messi in full swing (not to mention Mbappé still ultra-performing in the European Cup matches), PSG can only look opponents in the eye. But in any case it will be a very balanced confrontation, like every year.

The complete Champions League draw:

The other big shock of these 8And of the final LDC is the meeting between Liverpool and Real Madrid: remake of the finals of 2018 and 2022. Con Rossi less successful this season (2And chicken in C1 and 8And of the Premier League), the holders of Madrid, reigning champions, will start with the status of favorites.

Manchester City, like every year, are doing quite well, falling to Christopher Nkunku’s RB Leipzig. The Azzurri He should logically win the double confrontation without too much trouble.

Napoli, which this year is a serious outsider, inherits Eintracht Frankfurt: an interesting meeting between the 1uh series A and 5And of the Bundesliga. The Italian club remains the favorite given the sensational start of the season (16 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in 19 games).

The Milan players, winners of the last Scudetto, will meet Antonio Conte’s Spurs: a club not easy to play, which does not always offer the most refined football, but which shows an unfailing determination, which regularly leads them to overturn unexpected encounters. .

Club Brugge against Benfica Lisbon: a poster that we do not especially expect to find in the final phase of C1. However, the 2 clubs proved in the chickens that they clearly deserved to be there. The Belgians got away with eliminating Atlético Madrid and Leverkusen. The Portuguese, finishing 1uh of a group with PSG and Juventus (2 wins against Turin and 2 draws against Paris), have reached an extremely surprising path for the moment.

The last 2 brands are very balanced: Inter Milan – FC Porto and Borussia Dortmund – Chelsea. Difficult to eliminate a real favorite from the first meeting: it will be 50-50. On the second side, we tend to see the Blues to prevail. However, Chelsea are now only a shadow of themselves in the Premier League. In C1 the British did their job anyway, placing first in front of Milan. But given the relative weakness of the other 2 opponents in Group E (Salzburg and Zagreb), it would be a lie to say that it was not easy to qualify for the finals. True to themselves, Dortmund’s Germans are there for these 8And, and at the top of the Bundesliga standings. In front of Chelsea, winner of the 2021 edition, it will not be easy, but the company is more than possible, especially this year! 60-40 for Chelsea.

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