The biggest tournament for football clubs in the world is the Champions League in Europe. This is where the big money is, and it is the dream of all players and coaches to win this tournament at least once. Who will win the tournament in 2021/22? Many people expect PSG to finally win after the arrival of both Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi, but if Neymar will leave the club, I actually believe they would have been better off without Lionel Messi.
But, let us take a look at the different groups in the Champions League in 2021/22.
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Champions League 2021/22 – Group A
Manchester City (England), Paris Saint-Germain (France), RB Leipzig (Germany), Brugge (Belgium)
This is gonna be a very tough group. Not only because Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain is in the group, but also because RB Leipzig is a great team in Germany and a team capable of playing extraordinary football on some days. Brugge isn’t an easy opponent either, even though I expect at least PSG and Manchester City to win both their matches against the Belgian team.
Champions League 2021/22 – Group B
Atlético Madrid (Spain), Liverpool (England), Porto (Portugal), Milan (Italy)
I don’t believe Jurgen Klopp was very happy about this one, and probably Diego Simeone dreamt of an easier group as well. But, this is what they have been given, meaning that this is a group in which all four teams have a serious chance of actually qualifying for the knockout stage of the tournament. Even though Atletico Madrid and Liverpool are supposed to be the best teams, I wouldn’t dare to look down on Porto or Milan. This is going to be extremely interesting!
Champions League 2021/22 – Group C
Sporting Lisboa (Portugal), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Ajax (Netherlands), Besiktas (Turkey)
If one would consider the first two groups to be nightmare groups, then this is a group way easier to digest. None of the teams are among the best in Europe, but we also know that Ajax and Borussia Dortmund are capable of playing very well from time to time. Who knows what will happen in this group? Will Erling Haaland score lots of goals and become the top scorer in the Champions League two years in a row?
Champions League 2021/22 – Group D
Inter (Italy), Real Madrid (Spain), Sjakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova)
This is probably the group that many consider being the easiest one to predict. Everyone expects Inter and Real Madrid to win the group, while the team from Ukraine and the team from Moldovia will fight to end up third and get a place in the Europa League.
Champions League 2021/22 – Group E
Bayern München (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Benfica (Portugal), Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine)
Many might look at this group as they look at Group D, but I do consider this to be a more interesting and tougher group. Benfica is a great team from Portugal, and we also know by experience that Dynamo Kyiv is a tough nut to crack, especially as they play at home in Ukraine.
But, I would be very surprised if Barcelona and Bayern München didn’t end up winning this group!
Champions League 2021/22 – Group F
Villarreal (Spain), Manchester United (England), Atalanta (Italy), Young Boys (Switzerland)
I think all four coaches were really happy to see the names of the other teams in the group. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will get a chance to take revenge for their loss against Villarreal in the Europa League final last year, while Atalanta and Young Boys will want to prove that they belong among the big teams in Europe. Atalanta from Italy has been very solid the last couple of years, so I believe this is going to be a tough group, maybe with Manchester United and Atalanta ending up as the best two teams in the group.
Champions League 2021/22 – Group G
Lille (France), Sevilla (Spain), Salzburg (Austria), Wolfsburg (Germany)
To be honest, this might be the most boring group, at least I am tempted to think so at first. Why? There are no big profiles in the group at all. Both Lille and Sevilla have great teams and players, but there are no big stars in any of the squads. In other words, this is the group that I will most likely neglect and not really pay attention to. Who will win the group? I guess my vote will be for Lille and Sevilla, but I can easily imagine that Salzburg and Wolfsburg might end up among the best teams in the group as well.
Champions League 2021/22 – Group H
Chelsea (England), Juventus (Italy), Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia), Malmö (Sweden)
This is a group that can give us some big moments in front of our screens. Ronaldo has been a little bit hidden away from the world during his time in Turin (Italy), but I am sure that he is eager to win the Champions League with Juventus before he leaves the club. I have my doubts, as I have trouble seeing Juventus pave the way to the final of the Champions League. But, I do believe that they will do well enough to win the group and earn themselves a spot in the knockout stage. Chelsea will, however, give them much trouble, and maybe Romelu Lukaku will become the big star in the Champions League this year and not Christiano Ronaldo or Erling Haaland.
Zent and Malmo are both teams with great discipline and interesting players, but I doubt that they will have the quality to win against Juventus and Chelsea.
So these are the Champions League groups in 2021/22. Which groups will you pay attention to? Are there any groups you consider to be more interesting than the others? I would love to hear your thoughts and your comments on the matter.