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Champions League once again!

Champions League Group Stage MD 2

Group A

Paris Saint Germain vs. Man City

City travel to Paris to play the star studded PSG team. PSG sit 2nd in the group with 1 point having drawn to Brugge on MD 1. PSG have since won all three of their games in Ligue 1 but they have been far from convincing. It looks like Poch is having troubles getting Neymar, Mbappe and Messi to play together. Messi himself hasn’t scored a goal for PSG yet. City sit top of the group with 3 points and go into this game having having drawn 1 and won 2. It should be a blockbuster game but on current form Man City are the favourites to win. 

RB Leipzig vs. Club Brugge

Brugge sit 3rd with a point while Leipzig sit bottom of the table with zero points. Brugge have won 1 and drawn 1 since the last game while Leipzig have also done the same. I think Leipzig and Brugge will be fighting it out for that 3rd place finish but for now they can look to move into 2nd with a win if PSG lose. 

Group B

AC Milan vs. Atletico Madrid

Milan sit bottom of the group having lost to Liverpool two weeks ago but it was a great game of football and Milan gave a good account of themselves. Atletico sit 2nd in the group with a point having drawn to Porto. Milan have drawn one and won two since then while Atletico have drawn one won one and lost one. This is going to be a great game with Milan at the San Siro playing a home Champions League game. Atletico will be tough to break down but they look inconsistent at the moment and Milan are playing well. 

FC Porto vs. Liverpool

Liverpool sit top of the group as they travel to play Porto who sit 3rd in the group with a point. Porto have since won two games while Liverpool have won two and drawn one. Porto have looked good in recent seasons and are doing well domestically while Liverpool are unbeaten but conceded three to Brentford and are not at their best at the moment. This could be an open game and Porto could get something out of it.

Group C

Ajax vs. Besiktas

Ajax sit top of the group after having won on MD 1 while Besiktas sit 3rd in the group with 0 points. Ajax have since won 3 games and scored 17 goals in the process while conceding none. Besiktas have won one drawn one and lost one. Besiktas are a decent team on their day but the form Ajax are in they should win this game. 

Dortmund vs. Sporting Lisbon

Dortmund sit 2nd in the group having won their first game while Lisbon sit bottom of the group have lost on MD 1. Dortmund have since won one and lost one while Lisbon have won both their games. Dortmund are playing well but they are also susceptible to a loss while Lisbon have been great but in an inferior league. This will be an open game but Dortmund at home should manage the win. 

Group D

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Inter Milan

Both teams lost their opening games and sit 3rd and 4th in the group with zero points. Shakhtar have since won all three of their games while Inter have won two and drawn one. Two teams in good form and this will be an open game between the two teams. A trip to Ukraine is always tough though.

Real Madrid vs. Sheriff

Two teams that won their opening games but Sheriff are the team that lead the group on goal goal difference. Real Madrid have won two and drawn one while Sheriff have drawn one and won two. Similar form domestically and playing well albeit in totally different leagues. Real Madrid will be favourites and should win this game but if Sheriff get something out of this it will be massive for them.

Group E

Bayern Munich vs. Dynamo Kyiv

Bayern sit top of the group and won their first game while Kyiv sit 3rd in the group with a point. Bayern have since won both their games while Kyiv have won two and lost one of their games. Kyiv can hope to get something out of this game and there is always a chance but Bayern are too good at the moment and should win this game comfortably.

Benfica vs. Barcelona

Benfica sit 2nd in the group with one point while Barcelona sit bottom of the group having lost to Bayern two weeks ago. Benfica have won both their games since that game while Barcelona have drawn two and won one. Benfica look very good at the moment and Barcelona are far from their dominant selves. This will be a good game but the result can go either way. 

Group F

Atalanta vs. Young Boys

Young Boys sit top of the group having beaten Man United in the first game and they travel to Atalanta who sit 2nd in the group with a point. Atalanta have won two and drawn one while Young Boys have won all three of their games since then. Young Boys have looked good and Atalanta are beginning to gain some form which sets this up to be a good game.

Man United vs. Villarreal

Man United sit bottom of the group having lost to Young Boys in the first game as they take on Villarreal who drew against Atalanta. United have since won one and lost two of their games while Villarreal have drawn two and won one. United and Ole are under pressure to improve the results and Villarreal beat them in the Europa League final a few months ago. An interesting game and if Villarreal win it could get very tense at Man United.

Group G

Wolfsburg vs. Sevilla

Everyone in this group sits in their place with a point with both games ending a draw on the first matchday. Wolfsburg have drawn one and lost one since the last game while Sevilla have drawn one and won two. Wolfsburg started the season well but have fell off in recent weeks while Sevilla are beginning to gain form. A good game awaits.

RB Salzburg vs. Lille

Salzburg have won all three of their games since the last match day while Lille have lost one and won two of their games. Another open game in this group of death and the result could go either way.

Group H

Zenit vs. Malmo

These two teams will probably be fighting it out for a 3rd placed finish in this group with both teams currently on zero points. Zenit have won all three of their games since then while Malmo have drawn one and won two of their games. A close tie. 

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