FINALLY ! Champions League group stage starts TONIGHT with Real Madrid looking to win Europe’s top club competition for a third straight year with Zidane.
Here is a quick look at the 8 groups:
Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow
Group B: Bayern Munich, Paris Sain-Germain Anderlecht, Celtic
Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag
Group D: Juventus, Barcelona. Olympiakos, Sporting
Group E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor
Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord
Group G: Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, Leipzig
Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur, Apoel
Real Madrid has won the Champions League three times in the past four years, and is now sure looking for their fourth one in 5 years to be the first team since Bayern Munich (1974-76) to be THE CHAMPIONS in three straight years.
Real Madrid is currently the betting favourite to lift the trophy, followed by PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
On the personal level, Cristiano Ronaldo will have the opportunity to add to his UCL-record 105 goals.. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema can also climb the scoring charts this season; his 51 goals are fifth-most all time, and he’s five away from tying Ruud van Nistelrooy.