By Witshi Bien-Aime
When it comes to the biggest European soccer competition none comes closer than the Champions League. This elite competition was created in 1955 and rebranded in 1992. Since the beginning of this prestigious competition 22 different teams have won the title with Real Madrid lifting the trophy an unrivaled 11 times.
This year the competition didn’t have some of the traditional clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea, but there have also been some surprise appearances as Leicester City have made the knockout stages and it is their first year playing in the competition. There were no shocks throughout the group stages but currently in the round of 16 all of the big favorites have fallen to defeat. The biggest shock was Barcelona’s 4-0 lost vs PSG. Throughout the whole game the Parisians dominated the Catalan side in every way. Dortmund lost 0-1 to Benfica in a very entertaining game with Dortmund doing a lot to cause the Portuguese side Problems they still lost.The favorites this year are Real Madrid.They have been on a tear since the start of the competition this year and they have the best overall team with a lot of depth.
I asked Nicolas Medina on what he thought of this years competition. “I think Bayern will win the champions league,” he predicts, “they have been dominating the Bundesliga for a good amount of seasons now. Their top scorer Lewandowski will for sure help them win the title for the Bundesliga. Not only that but the Champions League”. Another person I interviewed was Nicolas Kruczkowski who said “Currently I think Real Madrid will win the Champions League even though i want Napoli to win. Real Madrid have the most competitive team and they all play together really well. Ronaldo is playing the best he can and like the best in the world. Zinedine Zidane is doing a really good job with the team just that they need a solid striker. Their biggest challenge would be PSG and Bayern Munich”.