Europe Spain challenges in the Champions League
Sand ended the wait. The summer song gives way to the Champions League anthem . Already hums in bars and terraces. The draw of Monacowill clean the path of each club heading to the final in Cardiff next June 3rd.The 32 rivals who will fight for taking the ‘Orejona’ Real Madrid know your destination .
The balls pass judgment and pave the way complicate or Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. Without Villarreal , who had completed the ‘repoker’ Laliga of participants for the second consecutive year, Europe challenges Spain.The last three Champions Leagues have distributed the Catalans and Real Madrid.A Spanish hegemony in England, Italy, Germany, France … look with envy. With a ball through, Spain sends in the old continent.
Ibra, Pogba, Totti will not be in the Champions League. Manchester United Jose Mourinho, Chelsea Conte, Liverpool Klopp, Inter, Milan, Roma (Italian bump is already chronic) and Ajax are some of the major absences in a tournament that will debut at Leicester . The surprising champion of the Premier, Ranieri’s team, Vardy and Mahrez want to export to the Champions his ‘miracle’. He will leave as seeded with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, PSG, Juventus, CSKA Moscow and Benfica.
Zidane’s team seeks to overcome the curse of the champion: no repeated crown in the Champions format. It will start as favorite in search of the Twelfth next to a Barcelona who wants to conquer the Sixth. But it will not easy. Ogres threaten them. There are of all colors although they esquivarán in the early rounds. The new Bayern Ancelotti keeps all its parts (Lewandowski, Müller, Robben …)and has joined Renato Sanches and Hummels. Juventus, without Pogba but Higuain, Pjanic, Dybala, Alves … wants to jump in Europe. It invites investment.PSG Unai Emery has lost Ibra but with Ben Arfa, Krychowiak, Cavani and Di Maria wants to take the final leap. Benfica and CSKA Moscow are both always dangerous opponents.
Giants will cross with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. With Gameiro, Gaitan, Griezmann and all his warriors about Simeone faces the final assault from the hype both. Two final in three years is their endorsement . And the new Seville Sampaoli want to spend the groups. The umpteenth sevillista refundación wants to succeed in the continental showpiece. Europe followed three Leagues are sufficient to validate his candidacy.
Guardiola morbid curiosity and Casillas
Real Madrid and Barcelona could meet two old acquaintances. See the new Manchester City Pep Guardiola at Camp Nou and Oporto Iker Casillas at the Santiago Bernabeu add curiosity to fall. Or vice versa. The ‘passing game’ of the ‘citizens’, which has joined the orchestra leading Silva, De Bruyne and Aguero to Gundogan, Nolito and Sane, is presented as a threat. Pep has always tasted semifinals. The ‘dragons’ Nuno are a classic: total 21 campaigns entering the group stage, a record they share with Real Madrid and Barcelona. Wenger’s Arsenal, another classic Champions (19 consecutive courses in the Champions League), rests on your block to succeed. Dortmund, who lost Gundogan, but Hummels and Mkhitaryan has signed Dembele, Schürrle, Gotze … return to the Champions League. The Naples without Higuain but Milik, wants to become strong in San Paolo.
They will be the toughest rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona looking to remain in the top. The ‘eared’ are dealt. Few can cough Luis Suarez, Messi, Neymar and Luis Enrique machine and Bale, Cristiano, Benzema and Zidane block.
Tottenham, Lyon and Monaco as threats
In the third batch, the Totteham Kane, Eriksen, Alli and Pochettino and LyonLacazette are the two great threats. Any of the Spanish clubs could cross with them or with Basel, Dynamo Kiev, PSV, Sporting Portugal, Bruges or Gladbach, already he bothered to Sevilla in the Champions League last.
In the fourth, the Monaco is the most dangerous. Villarreal have already suffered Moutinho Silva, Fabinho and company. Russian Rostov Cesar Navas, who had never played in Europe, won the runner – up in Russia unexpectedly and loaded goleandole Ajax in their stadium. An ashen debuting in Champions and wants to make war as Celtic, Legia, Besiktas, the Ludogorets, Copenhagen andDinamo Zagreb, which left another year without Champions Red Bull Salzburg Jonathan Soriano.
All against Spain. Spanish football has three campaigns reign in the Champions League and winning all the tournaments (Champions League, Europa League and European Super Cup). In the old continent they want to get away from Spanish rule. Did they succeed?