Final UCL Group Stage game is upon us
Tuesday and Wednesday nights are for UCL no doubt but what we are expecting from the top football clubs in Europe will be exciting.
Liverpool will face the Austrian side, Salzburg for their final group stage game where their fate will be decided in the Red Bull Arena. Though Liverpool still remained top in the Group E but a draw with the Austrian side will take them to the next stage. Meanwhile, Napoli remained runner-up in the group and will have to face the Beligian side, Genk for a tough test. A draw against Genk will be much okay for Napoli if and only if Liverpool beats or played a draw at the Red Bull Arena.
Frank Lampard’s team will face the French side Lille tonight at Stamford Bridge where a win will be needed at all cost in other to move to the next round. Though Ajax still tops the Group H table after the matchday 5 and will have to face the Spanish side at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Ajax side winning Valencia will make them not only qualify but also remains top of the Group H table.
Bayern will have to keep their 100% start in the Group B where they will face Jose Mourinho’s side at the Alianz Arena in their Final Group stage game. Though the both side already qualified but Jose Mourinho will not allow what happened in the first leg (2-7 at the White Hart Lane) to repeat itself again.
Manchester City will have to breath a fresh air after a disappointing display at the Manchester Derby where they will travel to Croatia to face Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night. Though, Manchester City already qualified but will have to fight a fierce Croatian side who needed a win at all cost to qualify ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk if Atalanta can surprise them in the Group C.
Sarri’s side already qualified from Group D but have to face Bayer in Germany. The German side will find all means to hurt Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates in other to qualify from the group ahead of Atletico Madrid.
Lionel Messi’s target is to win the UCL this season and won’t take it lightly with the Italian side even if they have qualified already. The Ballon d’or winner who has just 2 goals this season in UCL is set to increase that tally tonight. Inter Milan beating Barcelona will be a turning point for Conte’s Men as they will qualify if Slavia Praha can beat or play a draw against Dortmund in Group F.
Group A winner, PSG will face Galatasaray in France on Wednesday night while Zidane’s side who has already qualified as a runner-up will have to travel to Belgium to play against Club Brugge.
Lastly, Group G still remains open for the take. Leipzig will travel to France to battle against Lyon in a much needed win for the both side where Benfica will host Zenith in Estadio da Luz where they both need a win to qualify for the next stage.
Let’s expect the unthinkable on Tuesday and Wednesday night this week.