– Ebenezer Ibigbami
The 2020/21 season of the UEFA Champions League is getting to its climax with two interesting and mouthwatering semi-final ties involving Real Madrid & Chelsea and Man City & PSG.
The journey to this stage has not been an easy ride so far for the teams as they have all had to face tricky and difficult teams to get this far.
Let’s take a walk together on this as we have a brief breakdown of each team’s performance.
They had difficult times in the group stages and were nearly missing out on the knock out stages after a poor start to the group stage.
Picking up a point from the first 6, and needing to wait until the last round of matches inorder to secur knock out stages qualifications.
Though the Spanish giant have upped there game in the knock out stages with 3 wins and 1 draw out of 4 games( a home and away win against Atalanta and picking up a home win and an away draw against Liverpool in the round 16 and quarter finals respectively).
The blues had an easy run in the group stage, topping the group with 4 wins and 2 draws. While also getting a three nil aggregate win against athletic Madrid, next faced with a tricky fixture against fc Porto though the blues won the first leg away comfortably 2-0, but lost the return leg with one nil at home.
Paris Saints German (PSG)
The French team had a mixed group stage campaign having to wait until the last day before securing knock qualifications (while having 4 wins and 2 losses).
In the knock out stages, the Parisian held theirs against the big guns, defeating Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the round 16 and Quarter finals respectively to get to the last four.
Pep guardiola side practically blazed through the group stages with 5 wins and a draw against FC Porto, Marseille and olympiakos.
In the knock out stages, they had to dispatch 2 German teams – Borussia monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund easily in the Round 16 and Quarter finals respectively.
The citizens are facing their toughest opposition in this season’s UCL so far and it promises to be a cracker.
Who will take the day and get to the Season’s finale out of these teams?
Only time will tell.