Another Week Of Champions League Kits in Action
There are a few great ways to get over the mid-week hump as we wait for the weekend: one of those is the return of the Champions League.
Seeing the pedigree of European teams pitted against each other is the tasty filler sandwiched between the weekends league action, so we can set about avoiding our football withdrawals. With the quality of teams in action, there comes a bunch of gorgeous kits for us to feast our eyes on. Kits we don’t get to see as often as we would like…
First up on our kit watchlist today is the red and white stripes of the German champions- Bayern Munich. Bayern are usually a sure thing for the Bundesliga, having had some fantastic managers over the past few years including the formidable Pep Guardiola.
Since losing the enigmatic Spaniard however, the Munich side have lost a bit of their usual swagger. They currently sit behind Borussia Dortmund in the league, and have been through a change in manager in the hopes of turning around their fortunes.
PSG did a bit of a number on them last game, putting three goals past them without reply at the Parc Des Princes. They come up this week against a Celtic side on the same amount of points, so a win for either team will see them take second spot in Group B.
The ‘other’ Madrid team will be looking to pick up their first win in this season’s Champions League after a slow start. With a loss at home to Chelsea and a draw away in Rome, the Spanish side will be coming out all guns blazing to get a win under their belts and try to increase on their grand total of - one point.
This week they play everyone’s favourite fantasy football team Carrierbag FC -ahem – Qarabag FK. The team from Azerbaijan have only managed to score one goal so far in the group stages; so we could be seeing a frustrated Atleti side looking to boost their goal difference with a rout.
After breaking all the wrong kind of records in the transfer window and creating pandemonium for the people at the Financial Fair Play office; PSG have gotten off to a great start in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
Sitting top of their group and, having beaten Bayern Munich with a comfortable display the last time out, it seems PSG look set to go on and top the group: unless the wheels fall off catastrophically in the remaining games.
Rifts seemed to be developing between Cavani and new star man Neymar; but it seems the adage ‘You don’t have to like each other to play well together’ rings true here. The Paris side have been scintillating in attack, so expect to see plenty of goals as they visit an Anderlecht team who are yet to score in Group B.
With Real Madrid winning back to back Champions League titles over the past two seasons, Barcelona will surely be thinking it’s their turn. After all, Ronaldo and co. can’t go on and win it for a third time - can they?
Losing Neymar, and then failing in an attempt to sign Liverpool’s talismanic Coutinho, may have thrown a bit of a spanner in the works; yet they look set to qualify from Group D, looking solid as usual with two wins out of two so far.
Messi’s magical display to secure Argentina’s place at the World Cup showed the world once again just what the man is capable of; and Barcelona will be hoping he can recreate some of those scintillating, game changing moments of brilliance in a Champions League Final this season.
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