Real Madrid-Chelsea and PSG-City are the semifinal crosses, which will be played at the end of April and the beginning of May.
(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- Barquisimeto, Lara Apr 16, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – The report, written by journalist Tomás Elías González Benítez, analyzes the four candidates to win the 2020-2021 Champions League. The semifinals of the Champions meet veteran and inexperienced. On the one hand, the King of the competition: Real Madrid, winner, thirteen times, of the ‘Old Big Ears’. On the other hand, Chelsea, with a cup, won in 2011-2012. Finally, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and City will meet, in the semifinals, to reach the final and achieve the trophy for first in history for both teams.
Real Madrid: the history of the Champions League
Being the team with the most Champions in football history, Real Madrid wears a favorite tag, from which it cannot be detached.
The Madrid team started the competition in a bad state. He was about to finish third in the qualifying phase and play in the Europa League.
Both in the round of 16 and the quarters, it successfully beat its rivals, Atalanta and Liverpool.
Real Madrid gained strength in the qualifying rounds, thanks to Benzema’s goals and the leadership, in the center of the field, from Kroos, Casemiro, and Modric.
Anyway, Zinedine Zidane’s team is the most experienced in both semifinals.
Thirteen UEFA Champions League and thirty semifinals played. And a staff that grows in the most adverse moments.
Two English teams
English teams predominate, over the years, in the Champions League. In the semifinals, Chelsea and Manchester City will represent their country.
Chelsea, by Tuchel
Chelsea reaches the semifinals, as a renewed team, with an impeccable European competition.
First, in the group, they beat Porto and Atletico de Madrid expertly. The round of 16 ties against the Spanish team ended with a clean sheet.
It is the great defense and the team’s goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, one of the team’s keys.
The progress of the blues in European competition is due to the goals of Giroud, the state of form of Mason Mount, and the direction of Tuchel.
Manchester City: the undefeated of the competition
Nine wins and no losses are Manchester City’s numbers in the Champions League.
The couple Rúben Dias and John Stones work. The English team has only conceded three goals in the competition, one in the group stage and two against Borussia Dortmund, in the quarterfinals.
Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola at the helm, is a team of stars. And the reinforcement of players, year after year, has a single objective: to achieve the Champions.
Overcoming the ‘psychological barrier’ of the quarterfinals for the second year in its history is a necessary ‘click’ to reach the final in Turkey.
Kevin De Bruyne is the soul of the cityzens. He is one of the stars of the world football scene.
The Belgian is defined by his vision of the game, speed, finishing, and elegant play.
PSG: rematch to 2020
PSG is looking to play the final for the second year in a row. In 2020, they lost to Bayern Munich, the desired Champions League.
Curiously, the French team eliminated the German in the quarterfinals a few days ago to qualify for the semifinals.
PSG’s European competition has had ups and downs, with matches very competitive and full of goals.
His start began with two defeats in the first three games. Finally, the squad, with the change of coach, went to the second round, first in the group.
The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino to the Parisian bench has managed to revitalize a team full of stars.
Neymar’s injuries gave Kylian Mbappé the chance to be the absolute leader of PSG. His beginning in the competition was like the rest of the team: difficult.
But, from the sixth day on, the Frenchman shone. His eight goals (three against FC Barcelona and two against Bayern Munich) and play have helped PSG to play a Champions semifinal, again.
With the recovery of Neymar, the stops by Keylor Navas, and the state of Mbappé, the French team has defeated great football titans, such as FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Pochettino’s squad is an excellent candidate to beat the European competition.
Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, and PSG. One of the four teams will be the winner of the 2020-2021 Champions League, which will be played in Istanbul on May 29.
Each of the teams stands out for its game and dispute. Therefore, any of them can claim to be the winner.
Real Madrid’s experience, Chelsea’s solidity, the offensive and defensive brilliance of Manchester City, and the giant killer of PSG, who will win?
They will play the semifinals first, but all four are candidates worthy of Europe.
Tomás Elías González Benitez
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