Towards the end of August, the summer vacations are slowly coming to an end, and with that, the summer breaks of the TV channels with the contents also come to an end, and this of course also includes the sports content that includes all the sports competitions.
With the start of the season, major sports competitions such as football championships begin, and one such championship that football fans enjoy is the UEFA Champions League.
From here, all the dilemmas and questions begin, and one of them is the most prevalent in the upcoming period, which is the question of Which team has the best chance to win the 2024/23 UEFA Champions League title after Real Madrid won the last season? We will have to wait until the middle of next year for the answer, and we will be able to enjoy the matches and learn more about this competition until then.
It is one of the most popular football competitions, which is followed by millions of viewers in front of TV screens. This competition has its course and its own rules, so here is something more about it. The winner of the UEFA Champions League is decided using a points system based on goal difference. In the current format of the UEFA Champions League, each team plays 36 matches over two stages (group stage + knockout phase).
Each match consists of 90 minutes plus 30 minutes extra time added at the end of regulation time. The winner is the team with the highest number of points accumulated throughout both phases. But to achieve all of this and to reach one of the main stages, a lot of effort and a lot of dedication is needed on the part of the professional staff of the teams, the coaches and of course the players themselves, who have a huge role in the entire competition.
Over the years, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, and Liverpool have dominated European football. However, with the emergence of new clubs like PSG, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wolves in the last decade, the competition seems tighter than ever before. We are constantly seeing new surprises, new improvements, and deteriorations in the game, and what comes next this season remains to be seen at the very end. Until then, the dilemma of the question remains – Who will come out on top next year? We discuss this topic today when we analyze teams and come up with potential winners for the 2024/2024 season.
1. Real Madrid
The three-time winner of the European Cup and five-time winner of La Liga has an impressive history. They boast some of the best players in European football including Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, and Eden Hazard, and it is good to mention that a large part of the fans of this competition through betFIRST was hoping and betting for the success of one of these players. In addition to their great success domestically, they’ve won the Champions League twice and they’ll look to continue that streak in the Champions League later this year, until then they have to work on their strategies, improve their game and preparation, and we can only hope that maybe Real Madrid will see them lift the cup in the final next year.
Paris Saint Germain is an incredible club with immense financial means. They’re consistently one of the top clubs in Europe and were able to finish first in Ligue 1 last season. Led by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, the French giants could make a run at winning the Champions League again. But to get to the big trophy that is awarded to the winner, it is necessary to successfully go through each of the stages that are foreseen according to the rules of the competition and, of course, to be persistent in the intention of being the new champion of Europe.
3. Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC is well known for its rich history and for having some of the greatest players of all time. Their dominance over English football includes six Football League Championships, two FA Cups, four League Cups, and three UEFA Super Cups. With Jurgen Klopp at the helm, Liverpool could become even stronger with more experience. Before them is the new season in which they will show their strengths, the readiness they have, as well as many strategies through which they will try to reach the roof of Europe where they will hold the big cup.
Juventus are one of the oldest clubs still playing today. Founded in 1897, they are based out of Turin, Italy, and play their home matches in Stadio Olimpico. Juve has won Serie A 11 times, making them the current record holders. They’ve also won seven Coppa Italia titles, two Italian Super Cups, and one Intercontinental Cup. Led by one of the best coaches, Juve features some of the best young talents in world football, and with their help and skills, challenges await in competitions such as the Champions League, where a large number of matches and tasks await them. which, if they fulfill them well, will bring them to the grand final.
5. Barcelona FC
Barcelona FC is one of the biggest clubs in the world and was founded in 1899. Known as FC Barcelona, they currently play their home matches at Camp Nou in Barcelona. They’ve won 10 Spanish League Championships and have captured 4 La Liga Titles along with 2 Copa del Rey trophies. Luis Suarez has led Barca to numerous honors, but this team needs to continue with the new formation to win the trophy in the new 2024/23 season. Many challenges are ahead of them, but we believe that they will do their best to reach the winning spot in this competition.
These are the favorites that the whole of Europe believes in and cheers for, and how they will perform remains to be seen in the 2024/2024 season, which starts on the screens very soon. It remains for you to prepare for another very exciting season by cheering for your favorite team and let’s see together who will be the next champion of Europe.