The UEFA Champions League Group Stage has concluded and there have been some rather shock exits in the football competition, with some rather surprising results having taken place in each of the groups that were formed.
Here is our look back at what happened in the 20/21 Champions League Groups and what can be expected when the knockout stages of the competition take place next year.
UEFA Champions League Group A Overview
As an easy prediction in Champions League Group A both the football teams FC Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid met expectations and qualified without too much trouble. The reigning and defending UCL champions got their 20/21 UCL tournament off to a flyer with an empathic 4-0 victory over the Spaniards and only dropped points in one of their six football matches. Red Bull Salzburg football team took third and qualified for the UEFA Europa League whilst Lokomotiv Moscow’s European football adventure ended.
UEFA Champions League Group B Overview
Against all predictions, Real Madrid’s football team would be progressing in the 20/21 UCL as Zinedine Zidane’s football squad managed to turn things around when it was needed. Los Blancos were disappointing against Shakhtar Donetsk’s football team as they lost both matches, however they got the points needed elsewhere.
What nobody was predicting was that Inter Milan’s football team failed to advance as they finished bottom of the group, whereas Borussia Monchengladbach squad – with the help of the football player Alassane Plea’s goals – managed to finish 2nd and surprise everyone with their performances in the UEFA Champions League 20/21 competition.
UEFA Champions League Group C Overview
Group C saw both Manchester City’s football team and FC Porto qualify without any real trouble as they each managed to overcome Olympiacos and Olympique de Marseille. Coach Pep Guardiola Citizens won 5 of their 6 fixtures as they went unbeaten, as they picked up a point in the other Champions League fixture.
UEFA Champions League Group D Overview
Group D saw Liverpool’s football team top the standings after matchday 6 and they were joined by Atalanta who continue to impress in the UCL in recent years. Indeed, they will be looking to go further in the 20/21 UEFA Champions League, having been able to overcome the challenges of Ajax and FC Midtjylland.
UEFA Champions League Group E Overview
UEFA Champions League Group E had another football team from England top the standings and qualify with minimal fuss as Chelsea produced strong performances against the likes of last season’s UEFA Europa League winners, Sevilla, FC Krasnodar and Stade Rennais. Perhaps the moment of the 20/21 UCL for the Blues was when Olivier Grioud managed to score all 4 goals in their 4-0 win against Sevilla’s football team in Spain.
UEFA Champions League Group F Overview
In UEFA Champions League Group F, Borussia Dortmund joined fellow German football teams Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig in the 20/21 UCL knockout stage of the competition as they topped Group F. They will be joined by SS Lazio after they managed to secure a much-needed point against fellow-chasers Club Brugge in matchday 6. FK Zenit rounded off the group but the Russians were rather disappointing.
UEFA Champions League Group G Overview
The football Players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo managed to go up against each other once again in their illustrious careers as FC Barcelona and Juventus football team competed in UEFA Champions League Group G. Indeed, both sides managed to qualify with 15 points each, but the Italians took top spot. Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvarosi TC football team were never realistically going to have a chance of reaching the next stage, so there were no real surprises here.
UEFA Champions League Group H Overview
When the draw was made for UEFA Champions League Group H, many would have winced as it featured three of the biggest football teams to be involved in the 20/21 UCL. Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Manchester United were joined by Istanbul Basaksehir in the ‘UEFA Champions League Group of Death’ and the first duo of the quartet were the two to advance to the next stage of the competition. The Red Devils football team defeat to the Turkish side in matchday 3 was a big reason as to why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are no longer in the Champions League 20/21 tournament.
Top Scorers Of The 20/21 UCL Group Stages Overview
Naturally, there are a number of world-class football players involved in the 20/21 UCL and many of them managed to find their form in front of goal throughout the 6 matchdays that took place. Individuals such as the football player Alvaro Morata, Marcus Rashford, Erling Haaland and Neymar – who netted a hat-trick in the game against Istanbul Basaksehir in matchday 6 – each thrived throughout the first phase of the competition, as they all recorded six goals each.
They are closely followed by the likes of football players – Alassane Plea, Mergim Berisha, Olivier Giroud and Ciro Immobile, though, as they all have five after the first six matches of the UEFA Champions League 20/21 competition.
UEFA Champions League 20/21 Winner Predictions
With the football teams that are still left in the 20/21 UEFA Champions League, there are plenty of opportunities for bettors to make their predictions and try and earn some money when placing bets on the action that unfolds.
One of the best places that can be visited for those looking to make a wager is EagleBet sportsbook as they provide the best odds and some of the best markets available for the UEFA Champions League 20/21 tournament. Keep up with EagleBet predictions to have the best results possible.
One of the most popular bets that can be placed on this season’s UEFA Champions League action is on the outright winner of the tournament. Although it might not come as a surprise, Bayern Munich are heavily favoured to retain their UEFA Champions League title from last season.
However, interestingly bettors can look to get some rather great odds when backing a football team from England to win the overall tournament, whilst they can also look to take advantage by placing a bet on the football player they feel will be the top goalscorer. EagleBet currently have the football player Erling Haaland favoured over Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
Next UCL 20/21 Round of 16 Match Predictions
The possibility of some truly exciting fixtures in the next round of the UEFA Champions League 20/21 certainly exists as the seeding system has ensured there will be a couple of huge football matches on the schedule in 2021.
For instance, FC Barcelona’s football team and Atletico Madrid’s football team have been handed a spot as second seeds after finishing second in their respective UEFA Champions League groups, thus potentially setting up a tie against one of the English giants or a football team like PSG or Dortmund.
UEFA Champions League 20/21 Round of 16 Schedule
The first seeds: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. These teams can be drawn alongside the teams that finished second: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach, FC Porto, Atalanta, Sevilla, SS Lazio, FC Barcelona and RB Leipzig.