He is a good leader and knows how to deal with the squad. The fact that he is a Madrid legend also helps. But he's garbage in terms of coaching. With that squad Madrid should play a much better football.
The 12th. Back to back UCLs and the la liga, what a season. Zidane's a master, a galactico for the galacticos he'll complete the treble next year. It almost feels that the throne in the bernabeu was meant for him.
Surely now Ronaldo will win the ballon d'Or
And let's not forget his rapid scoring to become top scorer in the CL, CR7 winning europe's best player award now is certain.
Took the liberty of changing the thread title so this becomes the permanent thread for general CL discussion.
Expectations for matchweek one? Here go mine:
AS Roma x Atl. Madrid
Barcelona x Juventus
Benfica x CSKA Moscow
Celtic x PSG
Chelsea x Qarabag Manchester Utd x Basel
Olympiakos x Sporting FC Porto x Besiktas
Feyenoord x Manchester City Liverpool x Sevilla
Maribor x Sp. Moscow Leipzig x Monaco Real Madrid x APOEL
Shakhtar x Napoli
Tottenham x Dortmund
Predictions in bold.
Spurs match should be the most thrilling fixture out of those...too bad I won't be watching it because FC Porto.
Wow, City dropping points would be a big result for Feyenoord.
All the Portuguese teams undefeated is , but definitely possible.
Spurs' Wembley woes may be an issue against Dortmund. Imagine an Aubameyang smash and grab.
Monaco are blowing hot and cold, so no one knows if they'll show up in the Champions League this year. Obviously Naby Keita and Timo Werner being in form spells trouble. I'm curious to see if Monaco's own Keita (Balde) plays. A Senegalese playing in the French league is normal. But a very talented Spanish born Barca and Lazio youth product making his Champions League debut is another matter.
Speaking of Barca, it's hard to tell if they are ready to face Juve. I could see that match ending in a draw.