With a little delay compared to what we are used to, the 2020/2021 Champions League is ready to go. After the success of Bayern Munich , whoever writes their name on the roll of honor of the competition
Of course, as the “cup with big ears” has often taught us, between passing the group and reaching the Champions League final we pass – let alone win it!
Champions League, the groups of the Italians
Without a guide to sports betting, and without knowing the composition of the groups, between seeds and possible surprises, it is very difficult to determine which teams are favorites to win in the Champions League.
But after the draws that made up the eight groups of four teams, we can sketch a first prediction on which teams have the most probabilities of making it all the way to the most important European club competition there is.
As the bell tower imposes on us, let’s start with the Italian ones. Inter have been included in Group B, along with Real Madrid , Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Monchengladbach . A group not the easiest, especially due to the presence of Zinedine Zidane ‘s merengues , but Ukrainians (destroyed by the Nerazzurri in the semifinal of the Europa League 2019/2020) and Germans are more than affordable.
In group D, Atalantahe fished Liverpool , Ajax and Midtjylland . Fresh from the quarter-finals, the Goddess must pay close attention to the reigning English champions, but she is certainly superior to both the modest Danes and an Ajax distant relative from the one capable of reaching the semifinals a year and a half ago.
Juventus will have to contend with Barcelona , Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros . Apart from the super match between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the bianconeri should spend the round in a carriage: to be determined whether as group winners or in second place.
Finally Lazio , on stage in Russia against Zenit, in Germany against Borussia Dortmund and in Belgium against Bruges . Simone Inzaghi ‘s boys are those who risk the most: it will be essential to make the Olimpico a fort, then trying to snatch at least a couple of wins even away from home.
other groups Bayern Munich , capable of completing another treble, after the one centered in 2013 with Heynkes on the bench, will begin the defense of the title against Atletico Madrid , Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow . Germans and Spaniards will play for the first place in group A, guaranteed.
In group C, the seeded Portohe found Manchester City , Olympiacos and Marseille . English favorites, followed by the Portuguese, but watch out because Marseille is an opponent that will give everyone a hard time. Sevilla , winner of
the last Europa League, have been included in group E together with Chelsea , Krasnodar and Rennes : here too, the Spaniards and the English should easily enter the round of 16.
Finally, group H, candidate for the “death circle” label: Paris Saint-Germain , Manchester United , Leipzig and Basaksehir. Apart from the Turks (but the trip to Istanbul is never easy for anyone), PSG, finalist last year, is the favorite, but the Red Devils and above all the team of the Red Bull group are ready to play some tricks.
Who progresses to the round of 16
In summary, here are the favorite teams to advance to the knockout stage of the 2020/2021 Champions League:
Group A : Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid
Group B : Real Madrid and Inter
Group C : Manchester City and Porto
Group D : Liverpool and Atalanta
Group E : Sevilla and Chelsea
Group F : Borussia Dortmund and Zenit
Group G : Barcelona and Juventus
Group H: PSG and Leipzig