The third match of the UEFA Champions’ league Group stage is finally over, with lots of team already showing their goal scoring prowess, as there was a total of 59 goals between all the participating teams (Lille and Sevilla’s match was the only match not to have recoded as goal, as they drew 0-0 on their third match in Group G).
Regarded as one of the most competitive Group in this year’s Champions League, Group A is made up of; Club Brugge, RB Leipzig, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. PSG and Manchester City are likely to qualify from this group, as they have dominated in the various matches this year. PSG top the Group with 7 point while Manchester City are second with 6 points (Manchester City only lost to PSG).
With all four teams having the abilities to surprise one another, Group B still remains open but with recent league form and players abilities, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are likely to qualify ahead of FC Port and AC Milan (AC Milan are yet to win or draw their first match in this seasons Champions League).
Having the current UEFA Champions League highest goal scorer in their squad (Haller has scored 6 goals in 3 Champions’ League group stage matches this season) Ajax stands a better chances of qualifying. Borussia Dortmund are likely to join them in place of Sporting and Besiktas (Dortmund lost their first group match to Ajax 4-0 while Besiktas are yet to win or draw in this seasons Champions League).
FC Sheriff has been the surprised team in this years’ Champions League, as they have already won Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk to stay top of their group. After losing to Inter Milan, Real Madrid will be well prepared when they face them in the reverse fixture, as Inter and Real Madrid are likely to qualify ahead of FC Sheriff and Shakhtar.
Despite Barcelona’s early season poor form, they are gradually showing they can still qualify from their group, as they are below second place Benfica by a point. However, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are likely to qualify ahead of Dynamo Kyiv and Benfica.
Despite losing to Young Boys in their first group match, Manchester United have scored 2 late goals to retain the number 1 spot in Group F. However, Atlanta have been exceptional this season and are likely to join Manchester United to qualify ahead of Young Boys and Villarreal.
Salzburg and Sevilla are likely to qualify from this group, not just because of their Champions League form, but their game approach. They both occupy the first and second spot ahead of Lille and Wolfsburg.
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo has not affected Juventus Champions League hopes, as they are currently top of their group after winning all 3 matches. Juventus are likely to qualify as Champions Leader holders Chelsea the second team likely to qualify ahead of Malmoe and Zenit St. Petersburg.
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