UEFA Champions League 2018/19: 5 Matches to look forward to
The highly awaited draw of the 64th instalment of the most competitive club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League was completed on Thursday (30 August), and just like any other year, the fans are in some for great footballing action.
Exciting groups were the final result and football enthusiasts have already started to mark their calendars. Two teams from the current set will have the privilege of playing in Wanda Metropolitano on the final of the competition on 1st June next year, but the road is set to be grueling and mouth-watering group stage clashes are a testament to it. Let us have a look at 5 most anticipated matches of the upcoming UEFA Champions League.
#5 Atletico Madrid v Borussia Dortmund
While many might predict the two teams to qualify for the next round by looking at the overall composition of the group, topping the group is of utmost importance for the clubs as it somewhat guarantees a comparatively weaker opponent. Atletico Madrid will have their eyes set on the June 1 final, but they must first clear the German barrier in Borussia Dortmund.
Both teams have similar traits in their national leagues, which is playing under the shadows of giants. While it is Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in Atletico Madrid's case, people tend to associate Bundesliga with FC Bayern Munich more than any team else.
It is time for these two clubs, who failed to qualify for the Round of 16 in last UCL, to make it big. And they have the players required to lift the silverware. While Los Colchoneros have France's 2018 World Cup hero Antoine Griezmann in their team, Die Schwarz Gelben have Germany's 2014 World Cup star Mario Gotze.