ALWAYS there’s a surprise in Champions League every year, including this season. It is forecast that there are at least five top clubs that have the potential not to qualify for the last 16 Champions League 2021-2022.
The poor performance in the first four games of the group stage became the benchmark. So who are the clubs in question?
Here are 5 top clubs that have the potential to fail to qualify for the 2021-2022 Champions League round of 16:
5. Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund opened the first two Group C phases of the Champions League 2021-2022 with wins. However, Dortmund always lost on the third and fourth matchdays when they met Ajax Amsterdam.
After the fourth matchday, Marco Rose’s team is in second place with a collection of six points, just like Sporting Lisbon in second place. The plan is for WIB, Dotrtmund to travel to the Sporting headquarters in Lisbon on Thursday, November 25th, 2021 in the morning.
Sporting Lisbon is on fire because they have always won the last two Champions League games, even with a landslide result of 4-1 and 4-0. If they lose to Sporting Lisbon on Matchday five, Dortmund’s progress in the 2021-2022 Champions League will almost certainly stop.
4. Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid only scored four points in their first four Group B games of the 2021-2022 Champions League. Diego Simeone’s squad is currently in third place, one point behind FC Porto in second place.
Against Atlético Madrid in the last two games it’s in the difficult category. Kieran Trippier and his friends will welcome AC Milan in search of their first win. On the final day of the match, Atletico Madrid then traveled to the headquarters of FC Porto.
3rd AC Milan
You could say that only a miracle will pass AC Milan to the round of 16 of the Champions League 2021-2022. Because two wins in the last two are not enough to overtake AC Milan in the knockout phase.
AC Milan is currently one point at the bottom of Group B. The Rossoneri – nicknamed Milan – not only have to win in the remaining two games, but also have to expect that Porto will lose to Liverpool on matchday five and the game Porto to Atletico Madrid ends on matchday six without a winner to book a place in the last match 16 of the Champions League 2021-2022.
2. Manchester United
Manchester United actually headed the F group table Champions League 2021-2022 with seven points. However, the team’s internal conditions, along with the split from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, were not conducive to it, which may disrupt Manchester United’s plans to qualify for the round of 16.
In the early morning Manchester United travels to the headquarters of Villarreal, which is now in second place with seven points. If they win, Manchester United will qualify.
However, if you lose, Manchester United’s fate is on the verge. If you lose to Villarreal and don’t win the last game against Young Boys, Manchester United will certainly not qualify for the Champions League round of 16 in 2021-2022.
At the top is a team that collects five trophies from Big Ears, Barcelona. Compared to the other clubs mentioned above, Barcelona have the most chances of qualifying for the round of 16 Champions League 2021-2022. If you win against Benfica at home this morning, Barcelona will qualify.
However, if Barcelona lose to Benfica, Xavi Hernandez and his friends’ journey will almost certainly stop. Because in the last game of the group stage, Barcelona will travel to Bayern Munich headquarters, while Benfica Dynamo will receive Kiev.
The top of the table is currently after four games of FC Bayern Munich with 12 points. Followed by Barcelona with six points, Benfica (four) and Dynamo Kiev (one).