European Footballs’ elite competition, the UEFA Champions League makes a comeback this week. Here, we look at three things to expect from the league of Champions.
Possible Thriller at The Signal Iduna Park
Two of the most entertaining team in Europe face each other as Borussia Dortmund host Paris Saint Germain at the Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund has scored 63 goals in the Bundesliga while PSG has found the net 67 times in Ligue 1.
These are teams loaded with attacking talents including Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and teenage sensation Erling Haaland. Should the fixture live up to the pre-match hype, football fans will be in for a Champions League classic.
Final Throw of The Dice For Diego Simeone
Time is running out for Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid. The manager has failed to mount a title challenge in La Liga for the past two years despite spending lots of money to bring in new players.
Against Liverpool, Simeone will get the perfect opportunity to play with the style that he favors. His team will sit back, absorb pressure and hit Liverpool on the counter. If it fails especially at home, Simeone could be facing the sack really soon.
Tactical Affair as Spurs Host Leipzig
Two very tactical astute managers face each other when Tottenham Hotspurs host RB Leipzig in London. Jose Mourinho has won the European cup twice and is one of the best managers tactically in world football.
His opponent will be Julian Nagelsman, a young upcoming manager who is headed straight to the top of the game and is on the verge of winning the German Bundesliga. It will be interesting to see how the old school fairs against the new school.