Messi Called The Four Teams Who Became The Toughest Rival Barcelona In The Champions League

Messi Called The Four Teams Who Became The Toughest Rival Barcelona In The Champions League

Lionel Messi revealed there are four teams that will be the toughest competitor Barcelona to win the Champions League title this season The toughest rivals Barcelona are Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Losing Neymar who left for PSG last summer, many believe that Barcelona will have difficulty to navigate this season.

The feeling was more convinced when substitute Neymar, Ousmane Dembele also had to pull over for four months from the beginning of September yesterday due to severe hamstring injury. The young Winger of France was brought Barca by breaking the club’s transfer record from Borussia Dortmund worth 135 million pounds.

But the Catalan giants have so far successfully silenced critics with a very smooth start to the season. The current squad of Ernesto Valverde leads La Liga with four points from Valencia, and has won 11 matches, two draws and despite losing 13 appearances.

More crucially, Barca run far ahead of the arch rivals Real Madrid with a difference of eight points. El Real itself is in fourth position under Atletico Madrid.

Be wary of Manchester City and PSG moncernya

Discussing Champions League competition, Barca have also made sure to qualify for the round of 16 with still leaving one more game in the group stage. They managed to beat Juventus in the competition of group winner D.

Lionel Messi, who this season also performed brilliantly, gives leaks about which clubs are the toughest challengers of his team in the Champions League title race.

With an unbeaten record in both the league and UCL, the Argentine striker has called Manchester City and PSG the two toughest teams that will make Barca’s move to clinch the sixth Champions League trophy.

“Man City has been one of the strongest teams so far this season with PSG,” Messi said in an interview with German Kicker magazine.

“But this season is still too early, I will never rule out Real Madrid because of the class and experience they have, even though they do not match the expectations of his current performance,”

“There’s also Bayern Munich, Bayern is one of the other big teams that will be ready until the end of the season.”

Real Madrid remain dangerous

Speaking more about the performance of Madrid, Messi gives his views. He believes his side’s main contender in La Liga will improve his performance after starting a difficult season.

“It’s only temporary. Not the first time we see a club like Real in a situation like this, “he continued.

“In the end, because of their squad and the players, they will fight for every trophy again. Because it’s always been their way. ” (Source: ESPN)

Champions League Group H results, Real Madrid Party 6 Goals in Cyprus

Champions League Group H results, Real Madrid Party 6 Goals in Cyprus

Real Madrid ensure themselves as the second team to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League from Group H after a landslide victory 6-0 over host APOEL Nicosia, Tuesday (21/11/2017) night or Wednesday morning GMT

In matches at the Neo GSP Stadium, Real Madrid won over the Cypriot champions thanks to Luka Modric (23 ‘), Karim Benzema (39’, 41 ‘), Nacho Fernandez (41’) and Cristiano Ronaldo (49 ‘, 54’) .

Real Madrid also ensure themselves qualify for the round of 16 with a collection of 10 points from five matches. Real Madrid’s point collections are unlikely to be pursued by Borussia Dortmund and APOEL (2 points).

In the match between APOEL and Real Madrid, the visitors did dominate the game. Los Blancos goal party started in the 23rd minute through the action of Modric.

Croatian midfielder that thrilling goal nets home team by volley kick from outside the penalty box.

A goal from Benzema in the 39th minute doubled the advantage of El Real.

In the 41st minute, Nacho’s turn to break the APOEL goal through a sontekan take advantage of football situation corner.

Benzema re-listed his name on the scoreboard in the 45th minute after passing horizontal feedback Cristiano Ronaldo in the penalty box.

4-0 score for Madrid lasted until the first half finished.

Victory six goals without reply to make Madrid survive in second place in Group H standings.

They pack 10 points from five parties or three points behind Tottenham Hotspur as the top of the table at the same time winning 2-1 at home to Borussia Dortmund.

After shaving APOEL, Ronaldo et al will meet Borussia Dortmund in the last game. (Ade Jayadireja)

Results of the Champions League Group H match on Tuesday (21/11/2017):

Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 31 ‘; Harry Kane 49’, Son Heung-min 76 ‘)

APOEL 0-6 Real Madrid (Luka Modric 23 ‘, Karim Benzema 39’, 54 ‘, Nacho 41’, Cristiano Ronaldo 49 ‘, 54).

APOEL: 13-Nauzel Perez, 50-Carlao, 5-Jesus Rueda, 3-Roberto Lago, 29-Vouros, 26-Nuno Morais, 46-Efstathios Aloneftis, 16-Vinicius, 17-Ghayas Zahid, 20 Roland Sallai, 8- Mickael Pote

Coach: Giorgios Potis

Real Madrid: 13-Kiko Casilla, 12-Marcelo, 6-Nacho, 2-Dani Carvajal, 5-Raphael Varane, 10-Luka Modric, 8-Toni Kroos, 17-Lucas Vazquez, 20-Marco Asensio, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo , 9-Karim Benzema

Coach: Zinedine Zidane