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Top 5 UEFA Champions league 2017-18 favorites ahead of the quarter finals

Mukund Laddha
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2.96K   //    15 Mar 2018, 13:02 IST

FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
It was a masterful performance from Leo Messi in the UCL RO16 against the reigning EPL champions.

It is still fairly early to call out a clear favorite for this year's UEFA champions league. Champions from different European nations are remaining and as always, the ties are sure to be mouth-watering.

After Real's class showing against PSG, Messi shining yet again against Chelsea and Spurs bottling yet again in their game against Juventus, we look at the top 5 best contenders along with some supporting facts. There are obviously no analytics which can properly guess the next UCL champions but here we intend to rate the contenders.

At this juncture, the teams remaining are: Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus, Sevilla, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AS Roma.


#5 Juventus

AC Milan v Juventus FC - Serie A
Can Juventus do it this time?

The reigning Italian champions and current league leaders (battling it out with Napoli closely), Juventus went into the Spurs game with a deficit. Like true champions they came out of Wembly with a victory.

This again shows the mettle of this Juventus team. Being last year's runner up only adds to their credentials. Although they might not be favorites for many, Juventus can surely not be taken lightly.

Key Players: Gonzalo Higuain (19 goals- all competitions) Paulo Dybala (16 goals), Buffon (113 appearances).

Key Positives: Attacking down the middle, strong defence, good track record in the competition.

Key Negatives: Very competitive domestic league this year.

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Mukund Laddha
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Love sports- Squash, Football(soccer), WWE, Tennis, Cricket, F1. Favorite Sportspersons:- Peter Nicole, Wayne Rooney, The Rock, Roger Federer and Fernando Alonso.
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