5 teams which could win the UEFA Champions League this season
The UEFA Champions League round of 16 is promising fireworks as top European sides lock horns in search of glory.
Real Madrid is the most successful team in Champions League history, having won the competition 13 times. Los Blancos have dominated the competition in the last three seasons under departed French manager and club legend Zinedine Zidane who guided them to three consecutive victories.
Manchester United has been resurgent under the leadership of interim manager Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, but they still head into the round of 16 as underdogs when they face French giants PSG in a career-defining moment for the Norwegian manager.
Ajax & FC Porto were impressive in the group stages, but they face a huge task ahead of them in the knock-out stage, as they will be facing Real Madrid and AS Roma respectively.
Here is a look at 5 clubs with the potential to go all the way and win the trophy.
#5 Manchester City
Sheikh Mansour's ambition when taking over Manchester City was to make them the best team in the world by conquering England and Europe. The Cityzens have conquered the English Premier League and are currently the best team in the division.
Manchester City's appointment of Pep Guardiola was a statement to the rest of the top European sides on their intent to win the UEFA Champions League. The Spaniard won the competition twice at Barcelona but failed to repeat the feat with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
Guardiola has assembled a talented squad at Manchester City which is capable of taking over Europe, with Kevin De Bruyne pulling the strings in the midfield alongside Fernando and Ilkay Gundogan.
Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, & Raheem Sterling form a formidable attack for the Cityzens. Their squad depth allows them to compete comfortably in both the English Premier League and the Champions League.
Pep would be relishing to win his first UEFA Champions League trophy since leaving Barcelona, in order to cement his legacy as one of the greatest managers of all time and to deliver the prestigious trophy to Manchester City owners and fans.