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4 reasons why an English team can win the UEFA Champions league this season

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Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final
The Champions League trophy

Like every year the favorites to win the Champions League are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich as usual. This season there are new favorites to win the esteemed cup. There are still 5 teams from England in the UEFA Champions league.

From the first four games of the Round of 16 matches, Manchester City and Liverpool have almost guaranteed a place in the Quarter-finals with their 4-goals and 5-goals away lead respectively. Also, Tottenham have vital two away goals advantage and a home tie left to qualify for the next match. This week the remaining two teams Manchester United and Chelsea will try to add to the numbers of English team to qualify for the quarter-finals as they both face Spanish teams Sevilla and Barcelona respectively.

Spanish teams have dominated in the European competitions lately as of the past 8 years, 5 have been Spanish teams and the last winner from England were Chelsea in 2012. This season the dominance of Spanish teams may end and a new winner may be crowned from England due to following possible reasons:

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Manchester City v Leicester City - Premier League
Kevin De Bruyne has been an revelation for Man City this season

This season has seen the weakest Real Madrid side in recent years. Bayern Munich were also in a wreck until treble winning manager, Jupp Heynckes, took charge and somehow steadied the ship. The only major team capable of winning is Barcelona based on form.

But in traditional cup competitions one game of luck, determination and game play can knock anyone out. This season all teams from England are in good form. Out of 5, four teams topped their group. Tottenham topped the Group of death consisting of reigning champions Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool were the second top scorers in the group stage and are currently top of the list. All teams are in rich form to beat any team. Manchester City are blowing teams apart with their intricate play and mastermind of Pep Guardiola. Manchester United have gone off the radar a bit but are still capable of producing memorable moments.

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