As the biggest club competition in world football, it is hard to overlook some very exciting action taking place in the last few weeks. Also to look ahead to see who may win the tournament. Just a quick note the new TTL league is hopefully going to be starting up in the summer, to keep up to date with all the action: follow me on Instagram @jamiesportsblog, follow me on Twitter @JamieSportsBlog and add me on Snapchat @jamiesportsblog. Also follow @ttlsport on Instagram for the latest news on the new contact sport.
Let’s start with the team I have tipped to win the Champions League, Liverpool. Surprised? Oh yeah, a patchy defence but their 36 goals, 3 more than Everton in the Prem. The fact that the goal, see what I did there, of football is to outscore the opponent. Which is exactly what they are doing! Salah, Mane and Firmino are essentially a production line of how to score goals. With some of the workers, midfielders, chipping in on the line.
Now on to the sky blues, who weren’t flying sky high as they lost 2-1 to Basel. Although the loss City are still one of the most dangerous teams in the competition as they progressed 5-2 on aggregate, post their storming 4-0 win in the first leg. Good news for City fans is that Jesus grabbed a goal and seems to be back to his old self.
Now onto one of the biggest games which featured a Prem side, with Chelsea not playing Barca yet. Spurs vs Juve. Here is the situation. *Cue dramatic music*. The whites headed into the game 2-2 on aggregate, a goal for Son 39 minutes in broke the deadlock and placed Spurs on the front foot heading into the second half. But two goals in quick succession from Higuain (64 mins) and Dybala (67 mins) ruin Tottenham’s chances of bagging their first Champions League.
Around the other game, Real Madrid, in a match concerning another European powerhouse in PSG took a 2-1 victory and won 5-2 on aggregate. Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the 51st minute. Just 15 mins later Verratti was sent for an early bath leaving Paris with 10 men. In the absence of Neymar, Cavani stepped up and grabbed an equaliser with 20 mins to play. But, on the stroke of the 80th minute Casemiro grabbed a late winner to send the Spanish side through to the next round.
I am certainly looking forward to next with big fixtures concerning Man Utd and Chelsea. The Champions League should be a thriller this season!