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In this article, I give my predictions on who I think will be taking the crown in this years Champions League, as well as the runner-up, 3rd, and 4th place.
Winner: FC Barcelona
Barcelona is looking to retake their title crown this year, after a disappointing loss in the semi finals last year, and with the strength, talent, and depth their squad has, there’s no doubt they are serious contenders to take home the trophy this year.
Runner Up: FC Bayern
Whilst Bayern hasn’t always made it to the final in recent years, coming up short last year in the semi finals, we can expect them to make it this year. Led by Lewandowski up front, and Neuer in the back, they might have what it takes to reach the final. However, they may not have what it takes to win this year’s final, as competing with Barcelona, and other potential teams, will be difficult.
3rd Place: Real Madrid
The reigning champions will be looking to retain their crown, but they may come up short this year. They have been dropping points in the La Liga, and they have looked shaky in their first couple of European games. Given all that, they still have the overall talent to make it past the quarters, but by the looks of things, they wont make it much further than that.
4th Place: Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund truly is a dark horse this year in the Champions League. They have looked fantastic in the Bundesliga, and even better in European competition. Led by super striker Aubamayeng, as well as returning star, Mario Gotze, it will be hard to stop this high-caliber team. However, their weakness in the back line may not help them reach their full potential.