09 Apr From Ajax into Manchester City: Champions League Power Rankings
This year promises to become among the very open Champions Leagues lately, provided that Real Madrid are already out. They’d won the past three editions but their conduct came to a juddering ending against Ajax at the previous round. The lack of Zinedine Zidane as trainer and Cristiano Ronaldo as star striker, finally, proved too much to bear. Zidane is back but too late to save the time this time around. Fellow heavyweights Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid will also be gone and, provided they’ve inhabited semi-final and closing positions lately, there’s space for a different club to go nearer to glory. Even though Manchester City and Barcelona might fancy their chances over many, there’s a bunch of teams capable of clinching the title in the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1. We’ve rated the Champions League’s eight teams established on that the ELO rating system.