Top Champions League matches to watch out for this week
The Champions League matches are starting to take shape after all sides in the European competition are taking one foot into the next round of the competition. This article highlights top Champions League matches to watch out for this week.
Starting with the toughest match of the week:
1. PSG vs Manchester City
The two teams recent form has been good so far. In their last four meetings Manchester City remains unbeaten against the home team having won thrice and drew once. Meanwhile PSG are yet to lose in their last 9 games and Manchester City haven’t lost in their last 7 games. The home team will hope to claim their first win in this year’s Champions league, while Manchester City will be aiming to continue their winning run.
The match will be a difficult and decisive one for both teams. The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar will be featuring in the match and they’ll be hoping to make a difference against Pep Guardiola’s side. Raheem sterling will be hoping he gets a starring berth so as to make pep Guardiola team more complete. Will Manchester City claim their second win in this year’s champions league or PSG will stop Manchester city’s unbeaten run against them?
2. Manchester United vs Villarreal
This match is going to be a revenge match for Manchester United after losing the Europa league finals to Villarreal. Also, Manchester united will be hoping to bounce back from a shocking defeat against BSC Young boys. The last five meetings between the two sides have all ended in a goalless draw except the most recent match in which Villarreal won through penalties.
Villarreal haven’t lost in their last 7games and haven’t won any of their last 9 away matches. Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to bag at least a goal to get his name into the contenders of the Champions league golden boot. Will Manchester United secure their first win after their first defeat on the opening match or Villarreal will build on their draw against Atalanta by claiming the whole three points in Old Trafford??
3. Juventus vs Chelsea
The two teams will be hoping to secure their second win of the champions league this season. In their last four meetings, both teams have only won one match and have drawn twice. Chelsea will be hoping they can start winning run after their unbeaten run was brought to a shuddering end by Manchester City.
Juventus haven’t lost in their last four games and Chelsea have lost none of their last four away games. Romeo Lukaku will be hoping to get back on the score sheet for Chelsea. Will Chelsea bounce back from last Saturday’s defeat and secure their second win of the Champions league this season or will juventus continue their winning run?
4. AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid
This promises to be a very interesting match, both teams have only played against each other twice and Atletico won both games. Atletico Madrid will be looking forward to bounce back from their defeat last weekend and hope to continue their unbeaten run in the champions league this season.
AC Milan will hope to continue their winning run from their domestic league and secure their first win in the champions league. Milan haven’t lost in any of their last 6 home matches and they’ve won four matches in a row. Can Atletico Madrid secure the three points in San Siro or will AC Milan continue their beautiful home winning run?
5. Benfica vs Barcelona
Barcelona will continue their champions league journey without Lionel Messi and hope they can secure their first win after losing to Bayern Munich in their opening match. In the last seven meetings, Barcelona have won thrice, and benfica have won just once while both sides have drawn thrice.
Benfica haven’t lost in any of their last 13 home matches and they’ve won 5 home matches in a row. Ansu Fati will most likely feature in this match and hopes he can be on the score sheet again after recovering from injury. Will Barcelona continue their winning run from their domestic league and secure their first win or will benfica continue their home winning run?