FOCUS - Champions League: Guide to the CL 2021/2022
The Champions League starts tonight after Chelsea's final against Manchester City on 29 May.
The 8 groups of this year will be very interesting, with some top clubs that have strengthened and as always will start as favorites, while others have weakened and will start the season with some doubts. These are the groups:
Manchester City and PSG are among the favorites to win the competition. The Parisians have bought many players: Messi, Donnarumma, Ramos, Hakimi and Wajnaldum, above all. After the final won last year, Guardiola's team aims for success thanks to the good game consolidated for years, with Jack Grealish in addition. Leipzig should have no problems qualifying for the Europa League.
Perhaps the most beautiful of the groups. Liverpool and Atletico start "ahead" of Milan and Porto, but they don't want to be given up. Klopp's team will try to go until the competition. Milan, after 8 years, returns to play the Champions League.
Balanced group with Borussia Dortmund the strongest team in the group. Ajax, Besiktas and Sporting will play second and third place.
Real Madrid is another of the teams to consider for the win. The name always scares the opponents and so Inter and Shakhtar will fight for second place.
Bayern Munich are potentially the team ahead along with Chelsea Psg and City. With Barcelona it will be a great match that can
immediately decide the primacy.
The return of Cristiano Ronaldo brings Manchester United to everyone's attention. He may be the great outsider. Atalanta and Villareal to compete in the Champions League and the Europa League.
Group in which Sevilla are favorites for first place but still very balanced. Wolfsburg can be one of the surprises.
Chelsea are candidate to win the Champions League, Tuchel's champions want to defend the title. Juventus, like Barcelona, they have to restart after the sales of CR7 and Messi, they are no longer as strong as they were years ago.