Kevin Cruz Quintana @The_Kcq94
The Draw is in!
The UEFA Champions League draw has concluded, and we have the groups set for this year’s tournament and we couldn’t get any more hyped for the tournament to start! With many moves throughout the summer it’s going to be evident that their will be many surprises coming up this year in the champions league and with very good reason! Let’s Break down the group stage and who is going to make an impact!
Juventus And Ronaldo:
The clubs newest signing Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to make Juventus shine as they get a decent group to face with Manchester United, Valencia, and BSC Young Boys. The game with Manchester United will be big since Ronaldo developed in that club, many dream of seeing him once again in a Red Devils Jersey but for now they will settle to see him on the pitch playing for Juventus. The Portuguese Mega Star is scheduled to make an impact and after going scoreless the first two games of the Serie A regular season, there’s some thought to why he is struggling to find the net and the expectation is high when you are considered one of the best in the world! We will just have to wait and see how the Italian Club will perform against some of the biggest Clubs in the world!
Manchester City and Liverpool are the dominant powerhouse clubs of the Premier and just in the start of the season they continue to prove it.
Manchester city winning their first two games and getting a draw in their third, having nine goals in favor and only two against its clear that with Pep Guardiola’s play style, his coaching and the talent on the team Manchester City is a fan favorite to bring the trophy home.
Liverpool making it rain with Goals and has had a clean sheet for the past three games it’s certain they will be doing the same in the Champions League even though they fell in a daily difficult group they will put on a show!
Therefore, many have high hopes for one these two teams to bring the title home. Even tho there are a total of 4 English teams in the group stages, Manchester United and Tottenham will have to really put in a true effort and really prove themselves to get far in this tournament.
Real Madrid are coming in to this year’s tournament with many changes not only in the starting line up but also in Management. The most recent re-signing for Real Madrid did was for the Spanish/Dominican attacker Mariano Diaz from Lyon for (€22 million) after just one season in the French team.
Also, After the departure of Zinedine Zidane as Head Coach in May, Real Madrid appointed the Spanish footballer and former manager of the Spanish National Team since 2016 Julen Lopetegui Argote. A different voice and different tactic are in effect at the Spanish Club and it’s clear we could see either a consistent move for a 4th consecutive title or the downfall of the Spanish Titan that has dominated for years.
Chucky Lozano and PSV:
PSV got a rather difficult group this year having to face Barcelona, Tottenham and inter Milan, but being the dominate club from the Eredivisie League in the Netherlands, they are going to show they have what it takes to face these big teams and will learn a lot along the way. How will they do it? One big factor in the team’s success is the 23-year-old Mexican Player who Showed in the World Cup to be a dominant forward with impeccable talent in and out of the box, and who has an outmatched speed that many can’t keep up. That player is Irving “El Chucky” Lozano, who will have the chance to shine in the Champions League and for big name teams to keep an eye out on him and see the what true Mexican Talent can accomplish.
Also, the signing of Erick Gutierrez to a five-year deal with PSV the former Pachuca Player will be reuniting with Irving to show the potential the Mexican players have to shine in the Dutch Club. The midfielder didn’t see any minutes in the World Cup Like Chucky Lozano did, but both are also on Ricardo “el Tuca” Ferretti’s 23-man roster for the friendly against Uruguay in September.
So that’s all I have for now, the tournament kickoff will start Tuesday September 17th, 2018, check your local listings to see times and channels to watch! Don’t miss out!