Real Madrid did well to beat their local rivals Atletico Madrid in the 2015/2016 Champions League final. Los Blancos won their 11th European Cup trophy and they are now on a quest to defend their title. For this Champions League special we collaborated with Fernando Espino, Champions League expert tipster at FootballPredictions.com
Real Madrid chiefs did not make too many changes in the summer transfer window, but they managed to keep hold of their key players. Los Blancos are on the right track to regain the La Liga title, but they have big ambitions for the Champions League knockout stages as well. By beating Napoli in the two-legged tie the Spanish giants set up a meeting with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the elite competition and it remains to be seen if they are capable of outplaying the star-studded Bundesliga champions.
Zinedine Zidane’s troops have yet to suffer a loss in the Champions League this term, but they will have a big fish to fry in the double-header against Bayern Munich. When the two teams met in the semis of the elite competition three season ago Real Madrid outclassed the mighty Bavarians, but it is well known that the Germans were playing below expectations under Pep Guardiola. Former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who knows Real Madrid footballers very well, is definitely capable of helping FCB eliminate Zinedine Zidane’s team in the upcoming two-legged tie and he could be the key to Bayern’s success in the upcoming tricky tie.
Nonetheless, it seems as if Real Madrid’s main goal is to put an end to Barcelona’s dominance in the Spanish top flight and los Blancos will be fully focused on the national championship in the remainder of the season. The team’s performances are better than their results in the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign, but coach Zinedine Zidane can count on key players Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos and his men are certainly capable of winning both the domestic trophy and the Champions League.
Real Madrid are on a quest to become the first team to defend the Champions League trophy. Milan won back-to-back trophies in 1989 and 1990, but the format of the competition was different back then. The La Liga side are eyeing their 12th European Cup trophy and, no doubt, a triumph over Bayern would help them move one step closer to setting up a new record. Los Blancos defeated Atletico Madrid in the title game last season and, no doubt, los Rojiblancos should be considered one of the main favourites to win the 2016/2017 Champions League trophy.
Barcelona showed character in the double-header against PSG, with the Catalan outfit coming from four goals behind to eliminate les Parisiens in the quarter-finals of the elite competition and Luis Enrique’s men are seen as yet another favourites to win the Champions League title.
Anyhow, Real Madrid have good chances of going all the way in the Champions League knockout stages, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the process if they are to win la “Duodecima”. It has to be noted that Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. are after their fifth Champions League title in the 21st century. To find more work tips and predictions on the Champions League by Fernando Espino we would highly recommend you to visit https://footballpredictions.com/footballpredictions/championsleaguepredictions/