The Knockout draws of RO16 of UCL has been made and suddenly the top sides from the top leagues of Europe find themselves just 7 games away from the silver beauty, the most majestic trophy of club football. This year’s final showdown will take place in Istanbul. However, the top teams know there is still a lot of work to do to even secure a spot in the finals at Istanbul, let alone be winning the trophy.
As the top tier teams are going to face tricky fixtures in the first knockout games of the tournament, and the players still have to perform in a world cup before the Champions League final, CBS sport has created a ranking based upon the chances of teams winning the UCL trophy.
A Power Ranking of UCL’s Top Teams: What You Need To Know:
Manchester City: With their new recruit, Erling Haaland, Manchester City finds themselves with the best chances of winning the Champion’s League this year. No coach from no league apparently has enough in their arsenal to stop that goal scoring beast.
Real Madrid: Even though the only team from Spain in this year’s Knockouts of theUCL is struggling to find their form as World Cup closing down, Real Madrid has always been a different breed in the UCL. So, with a bunch of young players and some magician of veterans, we cannot rule out Madrid’s chances of winning the UCL again, especially when these youngsters already have tested victory in the UCL.
Napoli: You may not believe this, but if things go right, Napoli according to our calculations has a better chance of winning the UCL than many other big names in the competition. The side has been confident so far in their tour of Europe.
Other teams in our rankings are respectively Bayern Munich, whereas we think Benfica and PSG, Liverpool and Chelsea are the dark horses of this year’s competition.