Champions League – 5 English Clubs in Phase Knock Out

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First Time 5 English Clubs in Phase Knock Out Champions League. The prestige of the English League as one of the best leagues in Europe is looming again. For the first time, five clubs from Queen Elizabeth’s Country qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United (MU), Liverpool, and Chelsea have ensured a place in the knockout phase. They are ready to wait for the fate of the draw for the big 16 held on Monday (11/12/2017).

Manchestser City, Tottenham, and Chelsea first ensure the 16th place. While Manchester United and Liverpool ensure the steps on the last matchday 5 and 6 December 2017.

Not only that, four teams: Manchester City, MU, Tottenham, and Liverpool qualify as group winners. In fact, Chelsea, who runner-up in Group C only lost on goal difference from AS Roma.

“With the five English clubs in the Champions League knockout phase
proves that the Premier League level is very high,” said Antonio Conte, Chelsea coach, as quoted by the BBC.

However, Conte did not dismiss, for the English club will be very difficult to be a champion in this event. The reason, English League competition including a very tight competition.

“When we perform in the final phase of the Champions League like the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, we (the English club) will be very difficult, because so many games we have to play,” Conte said.

Unable to Meet

Five English clubs will certainly not face each other in the top 16. Because, in the lottery rules in the last 16, it is not possible two teams from one country facing each other.

However, one advantage possessed Tottenham. The London club is certainly not going to deal with Real Madrid.

The reason is, there are other rules that mention, that the champion and runner up of the same group is also impossible to meet in the big 16. Tottenham are Group H champions, while Real Madrid have runners-ups.

Awaited Real Madrid

This condition opens opportunities Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United are dealing with Real Madrid. While Chelsea “safe” because the status as a runner up Group C

However, so, English clubs claimed not fearful. Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, even mentioned, this is a great opportunity for his club to face the club as great as Real Madrid.

“This year is special, because not often we get a chance to face clubs like Bayern Munich or Real Madrid,” said Klopp.

United coach, Jose Mourinho, also casually just respond to the possibility of meeting Real Madrid. “We’ll see, while we focus first on the Premier League,” he said.

Liverpool Potentially Fight Real Madrid in the Autumn Phase

Liverpool FC won 7-0, over Spartak Moskva in the last game of Group E Champions League group phase that was held at Anfield Stadium on Wednesday (6/12/2017) or Thursday morning GMT. The Reds became group winners and emerged as one of the leading teams in the Champions League knockout phase due to the status.

Liverpool capital to wade the last 16 of the Champions League clearly exist in terms of sharpness. Total 23 goals born from a line of parts of Philippe Coutinho and friends. Total goals that became the second most throughout the history of the Champions League group phase.

Only Paris Saint-Germain recorded more goals, 25 goals in the 2017-2018 season as well.

Liverpool did look very dangerous in the group phase. However, the challenges in the fall phase will be much greater.

Although the status as group winners, there is the potential of Liverpool will meet with heavy opponents of the draw held by UEFA on Monday (11/12/2017). Understandably, from other group teams like Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid only qualify for the knockout phase as runners-up.

Juergen Klopp did not close the possibility of a big game occurred in the round of 16 large. To be sure, he is ready to face any opponent who is elected.

“I do not have a favorite opponent, usually I always get Real Madrid as an opponent, we’ll see,” Klopp said as quoted by Bolasport from BT Sport.

In addition to these three teams, Liverpool can meet with FC Basel, Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Porto.

Joe Gomez: Liverpool Can Beat Any Team

Liverpool’s young defender Joe Gomez thinks his team has a great mentality and quality that it deserves to be feared by opponents in the Champions League stage.

Liverpool crushed Spartak Moscow with a score of 7-0 in the final Group E Champions League match at Anfield Stadium on Wednesday (6/12/2017) local time.

The victory also delivered Juergen Klopp’s squad to qualify for the round of 16 with the status of group winners by packing 12 points.

The status of group winners will make Liverpool one of the leading teams.

Liverpool capital to wade the last 16 of the Champions League clearly exist in terms of sharpness.

Total 23 goals born from a line of parts of Philippe Coutinho and friends.

Total goals that became the second most throughout the history of the Champions League group phase.

Only Paris Saint-Germain recorded more goals, 25 goals in the 2017-2018 season as well.

“We sure can beat any team and we have the mentality,” Gomez said as quoted by BolaSport.com from ESPN.

“We have great qualities and they can be afraid of us in the same way we are wary of them,
so that’s good,” said the 20-year-old defender.

Liverpool did look very dangerous in the group phase. However, the challenge in the fall phase will be much greater.

Although the status as group winners, there is the potential of Liverpool will meet with heavy opponents of the draw held by UEFA on Monday (11/12/2017).

Understandably, from other groups teams like Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Real Madrid only qualify for the autumn phase as runners-up.

Champions League – 5 English Clubs in Phase Knock Out

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