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UCL Group G: What To Expect

If this group shows anything, it’s that the potting system can only tell part of the story. In the order they were drawn, Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Olympique Lyon and RB Leipzig, each team faced a bigger threat than the team before. There is a lot to be said about the strength of leagues, monetary advantages and the overall UEFA coefficient rankings at the fact that the Pot 4 team are some bookies’ favourite to finish top of Group G.

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UCL Group F: What To Expect

Every season of the Champions League has a Group of Death. This year, Group F takes that mantle. Of the four teams involved, it is safe to assume which one’s journey finishes in December. Barcelona, Dortmund and Inter all have talent amongst their squads and could understandably take up any combination of the group’s final standing. Barcelona have Messi but no real structure. Dortmund have structure but are lacking in defence. Inter have the defence but maybe not the right kind. One thing is for sure, Slavia Prague are going to have an eventful few months.

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UCL Group D: What To Expect

There aren’t many big clubs in the world that would look at a 33 year old and consider them to be the missing piece of their attack. There are even fewer that would look at a 33 year old, sign them to a four year contract whilst paying €100 million to acquire their services. Juventus, though, are that team. The Champions League has evaded them for too long and so Cristiano Ronaldo is that guy. Mr Champions League. The only problem though, is that both Atlético Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen have their own icons; the difference there is that these icons are at the start of their careers. But where does that leave Lokomotiv Moscow?

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