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Midweek Football Preview

Crucial games in the Champions League!

Champions League MW 4

Group A

Man City vs. Club Brugge

City sit 2nd in the group while Brugge sit 3rd in the group with 2 points separating them. City beat Brugge 1-5 in the last game and have since won 1 and lost 2 of their games. Brugge have drawn 1 and won 2. City should win this game but Brugge are capable of an upset and maybe could get a point out of this game. It isn’t a must not lose game for Brugge but it would give them a good chance of finishing in the top 2 if they manage something out of this game.

RB Leipzig vs. Paris Saint Germain

PSG lead the group with 7 points and Leipzig sit bottom of the group with 0 points. PSG beat Leipzig 3-2 in the last game and have since drawn 1 and won 1. Leipzig have won 2 and drawn 1. It is a must win game for Leipzig because a loss in this will knock them out of contention for the top 2. PSG could seal a spot in the top 2 if they win this game and results elsewhere go in their favour. It should be an open game and the result could go either way.

Group B

Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid

Liverpool sit top of the group with 9 points while Atletico sit 2nd with 4 points. The last game was a 2-3 win for Liverpool with some dubious refereeing and Liverpool have since won 2 and drawn 1 of their games. Atletico have since drawn 2 and won 1 of their games. A win for Liverpool in this game would seal a spot in the next round for Klopp and probably a spot as the group leaders as well. A win for Atletico would make it an interesting situation going into the final few games. Atletico have beaten Liverpool at Anfield in recent seasons and Liverpool have been far from convincing at least defensively. 

AC Milan vs. FC Porto

Milan sit bottom of the group with 0 points while Porto sit 3rd with 4 points. Porto won the last game 1-0 and Milan have since won all three their games while Porto have have won 2 and lost 1. This is a must win game for Milan, they have played well in their games but have fallen short in each of them. If Porto win then the top 2 would be out of reach for Milan and their best chance would be Europa League football and even that could be out of question if Atletico win. This is a must win game for Milan. 

Group C

Dortmund vs. Ajax

Ajax sit top of the group with 9 points while Dortmund sit 2nd in the group with 6 points. Ajax beat Dortmund 4-0 in the last game and have since won 1 and drawn 1 of their games. Dortmund have played 3 and won 3 since. A win for Ajax seals the top spot and a place in the next round for them while Dortmund can go level with Ajax and possibly both teams could seal a place in the next round if results elsewhere go their way. An interesting game indeed.

Sporting Lisbon vs. Besiktas

Lisbon sit 3rd with 3 points while Besiktas sit bottom of the group with 0 points. Lisbon beat Besiktas 1-4 in the last round and have since won all three of their games. Besiktas have since won 1 and lost 1. A win for Lisbon would seal a minimum 3rd place finish for them while this is a must not lose game for Besiktas. 

Group D

Sheriff vs. Inter Milan

Sheriff still top of the group with 6 points while Inter sit 3rd with 3 points. Inter beat Sheriff 3-1 in the last round have since won 2 and drawn 1 while Sheriff have won all 3 of their games since. This is still an open group and while a win for either team will be a good step forward a loss would not mean the end of the journey. 

Real Madrid vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Real Madrid sit 2nd in the group with 6 points while Shakhtar sit bottom of the group with 1 point. Real won 0-5 in the last game and have since won 2 and drawn 1. Shakhtar have since won all 3 games. For Shakhtar it is a must not lose game. A win would be great for the Ukrainians but if Real win and result elsewhere don’t go their way then Shakhtar won’t be able to finish 3rd either. 

Group E

Dynamo Kyiv vs. Barcelona

Kyiv sit bottom of the group with 1 point while Barcelona sit 3rd with 3 points. Barcelona beat Kyiv in the last round but have since lost 2 and drawn 1. Dynamo have won all 3 of their games since the loss. An away trip to Ukraine is always tricky especially for a Barcelona side which is under interim management and isn’t playing well. It’s an open group for either team at the moment and it’s all up for grabs. 

Bayern Munich vs. Benfica

Bayern have all three games and sit top of the group while Benfica sit 2nd in the group with 4 points. Bayern beat Benfica 0-4 in the last round have since won 2 and lost 1 of their games. Benfica have won 1 and drawn 2 since. Bayern can seal the top spot and a place in the next round if they win this game while Benfica can take a solid step forward if they win this game. 

Group F

Atalanta vs. Man United

Atalanta sit 3rd in the group with 4 points while United sit top of the group with 6 points. United beat Atalanta 3-2 in the last round have since lost 1 and won 1. Atalanta have drawn 2 and won 1. This group is still quiet open so the result isn’t a final nail in anyone’s coffin but Atalanta will want to bounce back against United after losing in the fashion they did in the last game. 

Villarreal vs. Young Boys

Villarreal sit 2nd in the group with 4 points while Young Boys sit bottom of the group with 3 points. Villarreal beat Young Boys 1-4 and have since lost 2 and drawn 1. Young Boys have since won 1 and lost 2. Same situation as the previous two teams with both still fighting for the top two spots.

Group G

Sevilla vs. Lille

Sevilla sit 2nd in the group with 3 points while Lille sit 3rd in the group with 2 points. It was a 0-0 game in the last round and Sevilla have since won 2 and drawn 1. Lille have drawn 1 and lost 1. It’s an open situation in this group at the moment. 

Wolfsburg vs. RB Salzburg

Wolfsburg sit bottom of the group with 2 points while Salzburg sit top of the group with 7 points. Salzburg can seal a spot in the next round with a win in this game while Wolfsburg are still in contention but really should win or draw this game. Wolfsburg lost to Salzburg 3-1 in the last round have since lost 1 and won 1. Salzburg have won 2 and drawn 1 since. 

Group H

Juventus vs. Zenit

Zenit sit 3rd in the group with 3 points while Juventus sit top of the group with 9 points. A win for Juventus in this game and a Chelsea win would all but rule out Zenit’s chance of finishing in the top 2. It’s a must not lose game for Zenit. Juventus beat Zenit 0-1 in the last game and have since drawn 1 and lost 2 while Zenit have won both their games. An interesting situation indeed.

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