We have one very interesting assembly in UEFA Champions League‘s Group F. The champions of Russia and Belgium along with one German and Italian powerhouse. An interesting mixture, you would say. Zenit, Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, and Club Brugge guarantee an excellent fight for the top two places. Even though you might think that the Italians and the Germans have better teams than their rivals, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the knockout stage will see these clubs.
The Russians are almost a regular member of the Champions League in the last few years. They have solid experience and solid results in European competitions. The Lions often reached knockout stages of the UCL and EL, and in the last two years, they would win the challenging Russian Premier League. Furthermore, they would win the double.
Liverpool’s former center-back, Dejan Lovren and Wendel, were the two biggest arrivals, while several veterans left the club, but their contribution was doubtful anyway.
With Brazilian Malcolm, Iranian international Sardar Azomun and veteran striker Artem Dzyba this team plays very efficient and open-minded football,so expect to see plenty of goals in their matches.
We don’t need to talk too much about the Millionaires. They have Haaland, Jaydon Sancho, Reyna, and numerous young talents who already worth insane figures of dollars. But, that is where Borussia’s ambitions apparently stop. Their management is all about the money and isn’t about winning trophies.
This team has enormous potential, but sometimes we believe that players here don’t have any discipline because the board wants to make them happy to sell them later. Their approach is not consistent, and from time to time, the behavior on the field is terrible.
Dortmund’s abilities are enormous, but it is up to them to use the same.
The Eagles are similar to Borussia. Lots of potentials, but poor mentality. Lazio was pretty close to snatching the title from Juve, before all the COVID-19 chaos began, but after the restart, this team simply vanished.
The problem here is the constant media hype about transfers of certain players, like Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. That not only messes up the mindset of these individuals but also puts a lot of pressure on them.
Ciro Immobile, the European Golden Boot leads the way in this assembly, with SMS and Luis Alberto. These two guys are the heart and the sole of the team and the best players. Lazio plays relatively open football and wants to attack, unlike the majority of the Italian teams (not counting Atalanta).
In the last five years, Club Brugge won three titles in Belgium and twice finished second. They have played the Champions League all the time and earned the respect of all the teams in that competition.
Last season, they even managed to reach third place in the group and proceed to the Europa League’s knockout stage. All that tells that the blue-blacks have solid potential and know how to endanger stronger teams against whom they play.
Youngsters are the key players of this squad, with Krepin Diatta and Emmanuel Dennis being the two most prominent names, who are already on the radar of bigger European teams. Of course, Hans Vanaken and Ruud Vormer are the two crucial players.
Before proceeding with the prediction for the final standings, we want to tell you that you need to focus on goals in all the matches of this assembly. All these sides promise efficient matches. As for the final order, Borussia and Lazio should fight for the top two places, and Zenit to wait for its chance for the knockout stage. Club Brugge will be last, but be sure that they will have at least three points.
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