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Some eighth very competitive: All the favourite teams keep alive in Champions

Published:12/12/2019 - 13:48h

Updated:12/12/2019 - 13:48h

The eighth of the UEFA Champions League 2019-20 will be very contested, with the presence of all the big favourites to the title just before it began the tournament

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Already they know the 16 clubs classified for the eighth of final of the UEFA Champions League 2019-20, and once finalised the sixth day of the phase of groups fits to highlight that the big majority of favourites to the title, by not saying all, follow alive in the competition. Of the first bass drum so only has remained deleted the champion of Russia, the Zenith of St. Petersburg, whereas Ajax, Shakhtar and Benfica are the teams of the second bass drum that remain was.

Any of them had real possibilities to win the tournament, further that the Ajax arrived the past season until the round of semifinals. The movements of the past market of signings and the superiority of the rest of big clubs of Europe did almost impossible for the 'ajacied' the option to repeat the gesta, already without stars like Matthijs of Ligt and Frenkie of Jong.

The question is that, after 96 parties contested of liguilla, can that the most surprising was that a team of the third bass drum like Valencia, in addition to one of the fourth bass drum like the RB Leipzig, have advanced to eighth of final like first in his respective groups.

The second statistics reveladora is that 12 of the 16 teams classified for eighth already were in the bass drums 1 and 2, what leaves clear the shortage of surprises in this round. It is here when they open again some debates on clubs of renown that have not contested the tournament, as Arsenal and Manchester United, that perhaps would be upper to any of the clubs that yes have attained to classify, like the modest Atalanta or the already mentioned RB Lepizig.

Another assessment that can do in this particular analysis is that the favourites have showed to be it. The practice has corresponded to the theory. Of this form FC Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain, that found between the 8 heads of series, have classified like first in his respective groups and will have the turn home in the following eliminatory.

Barça and Madrid, with distinct possibilities in the draw

Simultaneously, the five classified teams of the second bass drum happen all, exactly, like seconds of group: Real Madrid, Athletic of Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Naples and Tottenham. In the draw of this next Monday 16 December to the 12 hours, in Nyon (Switzerland), to the FC Barcelona can touch him rival complicated like Tottenham, Chelsea and Naples; or others more affordable like Atalanta and Olympique of Lyon.

The Real Madrid, unless it receive the luck 'celestial' of the balls and remain matched with the RB Leipzig, will have it notably more difficult that the FC Barcelona: Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are the four big 'coconuts' to which can confront. Big expectancy of face to what suceda next Monday in the headquarters of the UEFA.

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