Messi’s PSG occupy 10th as Champions League favourites ranked in stunning list after draw

Messi’s PSG occupy 10th as Champions League favourites ranked in stunning list after draw

  • Manchester City have been ranked as the team to emerge winners for this season's Champions League competition
  • Paris Saint-Germain who signed Lionel Messi recently were placed 10th in the stunning list of all the 32 teams
  • Chelsea who are the reigning champions occupy the third position on the list of teams favourites for the Champions League title

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Manchester City who are the reigning champions of England have been ranked as the favourites to win this season's Champions League title following the completion of the draw on Thursday, August 26.

In the draw made by UEFA, Manchester City who got to the final of the Champions League last season were drawn in Group A and they will face Paris Saint-Germain, Club Brugge and Leipzig for a chance to reach the knockout stages.

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Chelsea who are the reigning champions of the competition are in Group H and they will face Juventus, Zenith and Malmo in what is regarded as a tough group.

Manchester City players
Manchester City players in action on the pitch. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt
Source: UGC

According to the report on GMS who claimed that data gurus came up with their prediction for the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain were not favourites despite recently signing Messi.

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Last two seasons, Paris Saint-Germain got to the final of the Champions League, but they were defeated by Bayern Munich who ended up winning the treble in the season.

See how the teams were ranked below

1. Manchester City with 16 per cent

2. Bayern Munich with 11 per cent

3. Chelsea with 10 per cent

4. Liverpool with 9 per cent

5. Barcelona with 8 per cent

6. Real Madrid with 6 per cent

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7. Manchester United with 5 per cent

8. Ajax with 5 per cent

9. Leipzig with 4 per cent

10. Paris Saint-Germain with 4 per cent

Earlier, had reported how defending Champions Chelsea will begin their quest to retain the Champions League title with a mouthwatering clash against Juventus in Group H.

The Blues will also take on Zenith St. Petersburg as well as Malmo, the most successful football team in Sweden in the preliminary stages.

UEFA organised the Champions League draws on Thursday evening, August 26, and there are exciting groups already.

Lionel Messi and his Paris Saint-Germain teammates will take on Premier League winners Manchester City in Group A clash together with Leipzig and Club Brugge.

According to the rules, teams from the same country cannot be drawn together, and the draw was blatantly fixed to favour that lot.

In Group E, Barcelona were drawn alongside Bayern Munich and the Catalan giants will do everything to prevent their 8-2 humiliation in the hands of the Bavarians last year.


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