Champions League: Who’ll lift the world’s most prestigious club competition among the final four teams?
Only four teams remain in the Champions league this season . We take a look at the European heavyweights and examine each teams chances of winning
1) REAL MADRID
Real Madrid have won the Champions league 13 times.
This is Real Madrid’s 30th Champions league semi-final and their ninth semi-final in the last eleven years. Everyone remembers their three consecutive Champions league trophies with Zidane at the helm. Though Real Madrid didn’t start the season well, but their recent upturn in form has been great. Winning the Elclassico and defeating 2019 winners Liverpool will certainly will certainly boost their confidence.
In Zidane they have a three time winner as Coach,a one time winner as an assistant manager and a one-time winner as a player. Benzema is also the fifth highest goalscorer in Champions league history after RONALDO MESSI Lewandowski and Raul.
While SERGIO Ramos is the highest scoring defender in the final of the Champions league. With Ramos scoring two goals in total in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid and the 2016 final also against Atletico Madrid.
The only other winner of the big ears on this list. Chelsea certainly have some Champions league history from their historic knockout duels with BARCELONA to their unprecedented triumph over Bayern Munich in the 2012 final.
Chelsea have never met REAL MADRID in the Champions league with their previous encounters coming in the 1970/71 cup winners cup and the 1997 super Cup and Chelsea won both times.
Thomas Tuchel took PSG to the Champions league final last season and he will want to do the same with Chelsea this season to prove his mettle.
3) MANCHESTER CITY
Manchester City went on a 21 match winning run this season. They have been in great form the whole season, they pretty much have the Premier League sewn up with an eight point gap with six games remaining, so
they can completely focus on the Champions league.
This is probably the perfect opportunity for City to win this as Guardiola has never reached the semi final with City. The Spaniard will look to win his third Champions league trophy since he last won it in 2011 with BARCELONA and finally cement themselves as a EUROPEAN heavyweights after many Premier League titles.
4) PARIS SAINT GERMAIN
PSG, last year’s finalists, defeated their conquerors in the final last season to reach this stage. They have two of the best players in the world in NEYMAR and Mbappe and it will take a strong man to bet against them.
They’ve taken out EUROPEAN heavyweights BARCELONA and Bayern Munich this season and, after reaching the final last year, will want to win it this time.
Mbappe and NEYMAR have scored a combined 14 goals this season so the record breaking duo will look to break more records and add more to their tally.
NEYMAR and Lewandowski are the only two players to win the Champions league golden boot in the Messi-Ronaldo era and he is the highest scoring Brazilian in the Champions league while Mbappe is the youngest player to score 25 goals in the Champions league.