The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League Group Stage is set. Is your team one of the 32 remaining for a chance at European glory?
The UEFA champions league is the most looked forward to football competition every single season, except for maybe a World Cup year. One team will be crowned as champions of Europe at the highest level this season and sure enough there is a crowded field heading into this year’s group stage. As Real Madrid will look to defend their European title from last season, while 31 other teams will be out on the hunt to capture the UEFA champions league trophy. We can’t forget about Frankfurt either, who won last year‘s Europa League and earned an automatic spot in this year‘s group stage.
In total we are down to four English Premier League clubs, five German Bundesliga clubs, two French and four Italian as well as four Spanish clubs coming from the top five leagues in Europe. Outside of the top five Porto, Sporting CP, and Benfica are alive. While Ajax is still around as well. Club Brugge, RB Salzburg, and Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk made the group stage as well. Both Celtic and Rangers, the Scottish giants are alive and Copenhagen from Denmark is here as well. Rounding out the groups are Israel’s Maccabi Haifa, Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb, and Czech Republic side Viktoria Plzen.
UEFA Champions League Groups
Milan is the clear front runner in this group and it is their group to lose after the way Chelsea has looked early on in the season. However because of the lack of talent from the other two teams I think it will be Chelsea that finishes second in the group and advances to the knockout stage of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League. In third place I think it will be Red Bull Salzburg as I have them moving onto the Europa League after putting up a strong fight for a top two finish. Coming in fourth and ending their dream at European glory this season will be Dinamo Zagreb.
Real Madrid has the inside track to win this group and it is theirs to lose against three teams who are levels below them in talent. Red Bull Leipzig is who I have finishing in second place of the group as I expect both teams from the top five leagues to find their way into the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League knockout round. I have Scottish giant Celtic finishing in third place and going to the Europa League, while I think it will be Shakhtar who finishes in last place of this group.
Group G might be the weakest out of all the groups and much like the previous groups covered in this article this one is once again, one teams group to lose. As I think it will be Manchester City finishing first, while Borussia Dortmund takes second. With Sevilla coming in third and Copenhagen in fourth.
Paris Saint Germain
Group G is the most competitive group that is featured in this article as there are three different teams who could potentially win the group. In the end I think it will be Paris Saint Germain who finishes on top, with the Italian giants Juventus coming in second. In third I have Benfica and in fourth I think it will be Maccabi Haifa.