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Who Will Win the 2017/18 Champions League?

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Stan    1,138

Probably Real Madrid for the 3rd time in a row. Their squad and form is looking unreal. 

Was about to say Bayern will play Arsenal in the knockout stage but then realised latter weren't in this competition xD:ph34r: 

Definitely going to be Barca vs PSG at some point. A match too blatant to ignore because of the Neymar transfer. 

Who will Real's closest challengers be? PSG? Bayern? Juve?

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Stan    1,138
42 minutes ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

bayern or psg 

Genuinely surprised you don't think Real will win! By far the best squad in Europe right now. 

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Azeem98    53

Real will either lose the final or get knocked out of from the semis. Don't want to see them winning it again. 

 

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It's a Real Madrid "threepeat", I'm afraid. Pretty comfortably too. They're that good and stacked with talent and depth. Amazing chemistry. This iteration of Real Madrid could become legendary.

Bayern usually would be in the mix, but their current players don't have that chemistry you usually see with Bayern teams. Surprising, that, given that this is an Ancelotti team. Muller not playing well affects the whole team.

PSG defo a threat. The additions of Dani Alves and Neymar aside, this will be Unai Emery's 2nd year at the helm. He's a cup specialist. Won't make the same tactical mistakes as last season's historic comeback.

Barcelona, in current form, defo not ready to challenge Real Madrid. Not sure how much of a difference any additional signings will make. Neymar hotfooting it to PSG was a huge loss.

How about the British teams? Guardiola doesn't seem to have found the magic formula just yet. Chelsea don't quite have it together. I'd say Utd may surprise us and make it to the quarters or semis. This is Mourinho's 2nd season, after all. Never count him out in a competition he's enjoyed success in.

Borussia Dortmund and Napoli dark horses. I like the way Napoli plays (even if they did knock out OGC Nice, a fave team of mine, for reasons we don't need to go into here, just yet).

Juventus and Atletico are the same,  just can't get over that hump.

Yes, Barca and PSG are bound to meet at some point. It's in the cards.

So here's hoping that Barca can defy the odds and make it to the Final :)

The Final venue 2018 Kiev's Olimpiyskiy Stadium (Olympic Stadium) will also have a blue running track like 2015 Berlin's Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium). A good omen for Barca to Treble? :-D :-D

Ideal 2018 Champions League Final in Kyiv Matchups:

a) Barca vs Real Madrid (1st ever El Clasico Final)

b) Barca vs PSG

c) Barca vs Manchester City

d) Barca vs Manchester United (come full circle)

I say ideal matchups cos not sure if we can even get past the quarters, realistically speaking, even with additional signings.

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Storts    357
1 hour ago, Gunnersauraus said:

Are you serious?

Yeah O.o Why wouldn't I be? We have the best team and manager in the world, if we don't win it would be a great failure 

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Cicero    514
7 minutes ago, Storts said:

Yeah O.o Why wouldn't I be? We have the best team and manager in the world, if we don't win it would be a great failure 

I'd say anything but the treble is an extreme let down for you lot. 

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51 minutes ago, Storts said:

Yeah O.o Why wouldn't I be? We have the best team and manager in the world, if we don't win it would be a great failure 

There are at least 5 teams better than you and you are shit at Wembley

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bozziovai    16
57 minutes ago, Storts said:

Yeah O.o Why wouldn't I be? We have the best team and manager in the world, if we don't win it would be a great failure 

no offense, but you should be saying that after Spurs have come out of the group stages and thru to the knock-out stages.

sorry for being biased but Madrid should win it.    The game against Barcelona and Deportivo was still clear in my mind that when i watched the match of Everton VS City, i got bored.   English teams just can't compete with the current form of Madrid.  Both Manchester teams are still on their build-up stages.  Chelsea is, nevermind, i don't like Chelsea  with Conte at the helm.

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Asura    89

cant see past real madrid at this point but its a cup competition so anything can happen on their given day

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Storts    357
58 minutes ago, Cicero said:

I'd say anything but the treble is an extreme let down for you lot. 

 

Agreed mate, reckon Poch should be sacked if we don't get at least 2

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Eco    220

Don't think Real will win it. Nothing against them talent wise, but the odds are just so heavily against them. Assuming that IS the case, I'd fancy PSG to finally break through. 

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ASF    23

Real won't win it again. Winning the competition for a second successive season was already a huge task, one that took almost 30 years to repeat. Winning it for a third time in a row seems too much, in this era.

Bayern or Juventus, at this moment, are the ones who look more likely to break Real's dominance. I'd go with the former, if I had to bet on one.

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Harry    134

 Man United. 

Real have the best squad but Barca have been in that position the past 8 years and have only won a couple. 

It's sometimes harder to win when everybody expects you to. 

 

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5 hours ago, ASF said:

Real won't win it again. Winning the competition for a second successive season was already a huge task, one that took almost 30 years to repeat. Winning it for a third time in a row seems too much, in this era.

Bayern or Juventus, at this moment, are the ones who look more likely to break Real's dominance. I'd go with the former, if I had to bet on one.

I wouldn't bet against Atletico either as the only side to eliminate them since Simeone took charge has been Real themselves. If they are able to avoid them(or finally beat them like they seem to be able to do domestically, but not in Europe) then there is nothing to stop them going all the way.

 

 

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SirBalon    768

Manchester United for me.

They've bought every player in the whole world over the past three years...  There's no players left for anyone else. :ph34r:

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Pep Talk    16

real are favourites for sure. They have the best team in europe. PSG need to break through though certainlt if they sign Mbappe.

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Stan    1,138
7 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

Hopefully not PSG. Would personally love to see an Italian side win it again.

My hope is for Juve if it is going to be an Italian team, mainly for Gigi. 

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Dan    268
8 hours ago, Cannabis said:

How does @Storts still reel them in Jesus wept xD

I am bemused that he's managed to reel some from that. Only a gifted rustler can pull bites from the most blatant of bait so well done to him.

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Lucas    226

Hopefully none from Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern and Man Utd.

Any other winner would be gladly accepted by me.

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All the competitors from the top 5 leagues:-

Real Madrid

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El campeón de las últimas dos Champions mantiene su bloque. La entrada de Isco (o Asensio) por Bale podría cambiar el ataque de Zidane.

Barcelona

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La marcha de Neymar al PSG cambia el ataque azulgrana. Dembélé jugará junto a Messi y Luis Suárez y Semedo aterriza en el Campo Nou para hacerse con el lateral derecho. Paulinho podría modificar la medular.

Atlético de Madrid

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La sanción de la FIFA que impide fichar al Atlético hasta enero hace que su once no tenga variaciones. Posteriormente, hombres como Vitolo tendrán protagonismo.

Sevilla

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El Sevilla de Berizzo ha sufrido una profunda remodelación. Banega mueve los hilos junto a Pizarro y Navas y Nolito ponen el peligro por los costados.

Chelsea

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El 3-4-3 de Conte tiene algunas variaciones: Morata es el nueve y Bakayoko formará un doble pivote físico junto a Kanté. De los nuevos fichajes, Drinkwater en la sala de máquinas o Rüdiger y Zappacosta en defensa podrían tener también opciones.

Tottenham

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Pochettino sigue apostando por Kane, Alli, Eriksen, Dier... Aunque la llegada de Aurier y de Davinson Sánchez en defensa y de Llorente arriba le da variantes al técnico argentino.

Manchester City

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Guardiola ha reestructurado los laterales (Walker, Danilo y Mendy) y ha sumado a Bernardo Silva a un medio campo creativo con De Bruyne, Silva... Mucho gol con Gabriel Jesus y Agüero arriba.

Liverpool

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Coutinho sigue en Anfield y Klopp juntará al brasileño con Salah, Mané y Firmino en un ataque rápido y de calidad. Alexander-Arnold ha irrumpido en el lateral derecho con fuerza.

Manchester United

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Matic en la sala de máquinas y Lukaku en punta dan otro aire al United de Mourinho. Está a la espera de que Lindelöf se adapte y lidere la zaga de los 'diablos rojos'. El resto, sus clásicos (Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Mata, De Gea...).

Juventus

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Muchos fichajes (Matuidi, Douglas Costa, Bernardeschi...) en la 'Vecchia Signora' pero pocas variaciones en el once: Dybala, Cuadrado, Mandzukic e Higuaín siguen mandando en ataque.

Roma

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Sin Salah y con muchas caras nuevas, la nueva Roma de Monchi sigue apoyándose en el fuelle de Nainggolan y en los goles de Dzeko.

Nápoles

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La vida sigue igual en San Paolo: Mertens, Insigne y Callejón corren en la zona ofensiva y Hamsik les lanza. El plan de Sarri.

Bayern Münich

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Después de las retiradas de Lahm y Xabi Alonso, el Bayern de Ancelotti ha mutado en varias zonas: Kimmich en el lateral derecho, Tolisso en el doble pivote y James en ataque son sus nuevas piezas.

Borussia Dortmund

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La marcha de Dembélé al Barcelona será suplida por Yarmolenko en el ataque 'borussen'. El resto son sus clásicos.

PSG

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Con los súper fichajes millonarios de Neymar y Mbappé y la llegada de Dani Alaves al lateral derecho, Emery cuenta con un tridente letal y un equipazo para optar a la Champions.

Mónaco

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El Mónaco ha perdido a Mbappé, Mendy, Bernardo Silva... pero ha sumado gol con Jovetic y Keita Baldé y presencia en la medular con Tielemans. Han sufrido una revolución en su once.

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Stan    1,138

Sevilla, Roma, Dortmund, Liverpool & Napoli aren't getting anywhere close to winning it in my opinion. Probably not Monaco either given how they've been deconstructed over this summer.

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22 minutes ago, Stan said:

Sevilla, Roma, Dortmund, Liverpool & Napoli aren't getting anywhere close to winning it in my opinion. Probably not Monaco either given how they've been deconstructed over this summer.

If someone knocks out Real Madrid(since Atletico seem to have a curse against them in this competition) then I'd fancy Simeone's men, especially given that Vitolo joins up with them in January and possibly Diego costa, which would make for Simeone's strongest line-up yet. Nobody, other than Real, have been able to eliminate them so far under Simeone after all and they have beaten Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus and any other side they have come up against. They seem made for this competition, but for some reason can't seem to beat Real, even though their record under Simeone is great against them in both la liga and the Copa del rey.

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Stan    1,138
2 minutes ago, The Rebel CRS said:

If someone knocks out Real Madrid(since Atletico seem to have a curse against them in this competition) then I'd fancy Simeone's men, especially given that Vitolo joins up with them in January and possibly Diego costa, which would make for Simeone's strongest line-up yet. Nobody, other than Real, have been able to eliminate them so far under Simeone after all and they have beaten Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus and any other side they have come up against. They seem made for this competition, but for some reason can't seem to beat Real, even though their record under Simeone is great against them in both la liga and the Copa del rey.

Yeah Atletico are still a reasonable shout. Wasn't close to mentioning them alongside the 5 above. Think it'll be Chelsea & Atletico qualifying from the group.

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SirBalon    768
2 minutes ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

atletico, Barcelona, juventus, man utd, spurs and Bayern all have the depth to win it, chelsea doesnt. 

For me Barcelona has many things but not depth this season.  They have a first XI to compete with anyone but not a complete squad this season.

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