Players to watch out for in Champions League 2019-20
It’s been a long wait, but the new Champions League season is almost here, and we pick out who to keep an eye on.
The UEFA Champion’s League 2019/20 season is back and will divert the world’s attention towards European club football’s biggest stage as the stars from around the continent gear up in search of glory.
With stiff competition bolstered by increasingly great footballers, we look at the names who can take this year by storm and perhaps win the title.
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Juventus’ number seven, also known as Mister Champions League, Ronaldo has been in top form since the start of 2019. By scoring six emphatic goals in the league last season, Cristiano looks forward to improving the goal tally this year. With all the help from a fearful attacking force including the likes of, Dybala, Douglas Costa, Higuain and many more, CR7 seems like the man to watch out for. He has been responsible for bringing four titles to Real Madrid and is longing to bring the Old Lady’s third cup to Turin.
The FC Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi, is currently recovering from an injury and has a high possibility of making a comeback in their opening game against Borussia Dortmund. He topped the score chart last season with 12 goals to his name.
This time, with a strike force backed by Dembele, Suarez and Greizmann, and with Frenkie De Jong joining defensive mid-field, we could see Messi lifting the UEFA CL trophy this season. The last time Messi’s Barcelona won the title was back in 2011 and the excitement for the fans is growing as long as his beard.
Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk, UEFA men’s player of the year and the man responsible for scaring away some of the best attacks in European football, boasts of taking his team to the finals yet again. Liverpool won their fifth title in the most dramatic fashion as van Dijk was the man responsible for a clean sheet win over Spurs.
The six feet four inches tall defender can clear off any aerial threats with ease and chase down some of the fastest players on the pitch too. He is certainly a player to watch out for this season as Liverpool gear up to face Napoli in their first match of the campaign.
In contention for the Ballon d’Or along with Messi and Ronaldo, England’s most well-known name, Raheem Sterling has started this year’s EPL off with a bang. With five goals scored from the last five matches played and a remarkable performance while serving his country, Sterling surely seems to make his mark in Europe’s biggest club football tournament. Pep Guardiola has his hopes tied to the young striker who can see the Citizens win their first ever European glory.
Robert Lewandowski has been a juggernaut in German and European football and has scored goals that have reached triple figures in the league. As Bayern Munich lacks role models, Lewandowski will step up for the task to lead his team and give some of the best teams a reason to worry. Last season’s second highest goal scorer, Robert certainly looks to top that list in this season. Germany’s club football pride relies mainly on Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski as they face Crvena zvezda this Thursday.