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5 clubs who could finish atop their respective groups in the Champions League this season

Jidonu Mauyon
Top 5 / Top 10
Published Oct 18, 2019
Oct 18, 2019 IST

#4 Ajax

The Dutch giants continue their incredible exploits in Europe
The Dutch giants continue their incredible exploits in Europe

Last season's dark horses - the team that stunned most of the favorites on their way to the semifinals are here again this term. Despite losing a number of their top stars during the summer transfer window, it's amazing to see Ajax continue their brilliant performances.

It should not come as a surprise if they emerge the leaders of their group, given the way they are performing in the Champions League right now. Winning both of their matches so far with a 3-0 scoreline is no mean feat. In fact, the most impressive thing is that they thrashed Valencia in front of their own fans at the Mestalla Stadium.

Ajax is definitely a team to keep an eye on if their performances continues as it is at present. Their next fixture pits them against Premier League side, Chelsea, who they will face twice before rounding off their group stage with games against Valencia and Lille. They should be more than ready for all the challenges lying ahead.

#3 Manchester City

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola's men are in pole position to finish on top of Group C

Manchester City is another team that is still at 100 percent in Europe. Winning both their opening two games convincingly has put the Cityzens in a comfort zone. Unless some kind of a repeat of their performance against Norwich City or Wolves in the Premier League happens, the next team facing them should expect a beat down.

Still seething from their disappointing performance in the Champions League last season, the Cityzens have a message to send to the world. Now is the time to get that message across. Their remaining fixtures include a home encounter with Shaktar Donetsk, a visit to Dinamo Zagreb, and home-and-away-ties against Atalanta.

If things go according to plan, they are expected to get maximum points in these matches. With six points from two games so far, Pep Guardiola's men have landed themselves in a decent position to finish on top of the Group C. And who knows? They could even go unbeaten in the group stage.

Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola.
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