Champions League power rankings: Manchester City are the team to beat
07-Dec-2017 16:35:00 | The Guardian
Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams to avoid in what will be a competitive draw for the last-16 on Monday
By Martin Laurence and Ben McAleer for WhoScored?
The last-16 stage of the Champions League promises to be extremely competitive. Two of the semi-finalists from last season have been knocked out already; Atlético Madrid have been relegated to the Europa League and Monaco, who didn’t win a single match in their group, are out of Europe altogether.
Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Chelsea – all of whom have played in at least one of the last six finals – failed to win their groups, meaning there will be some even bigger casualties when the knockout stages return in February. It is difficult to separate remaining sides in the competition but, by looking at their domestic form this season and performances in the Champions League groups, we have ranked the teams who will go into the last-16 draw on Monday.
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