After 120 matches packed full associated with quality and drama, we’re straight down to the final four in the particular Champions League.
Friday’s draw within Nyon includes an exciting mixture of heavyweights and young pretenders plus, off the back of the thrilling quarter-final stage, all 4 teams look effective at winning this.
We asked all of us of reporters who they think will become triumphant on June 3 within Cardiff – Atletico Madrid, Actual Madrid, Juventus or Monaco?
Juventus celebrate their 3-0 aggregate win over Barcelona in the Nou Camp on Wednesday
LAURIE WHITWELL – JUVENTUS
The comprehensive manner associated with victory over Barcelona suggests this particular is finally the moment Italy’s grandest name returns to Europe’s summit. The team is therefore well balanced with quality through back to front and within Max Allegri has a supervisor who can tailor tactics in order to the cause. Juve’s defence continues to be close to impenetrable in the particular Champions League â? only conceding twice in 10 games plus both from set pieces â? while they possess variety within attack.
ADAM CRAFTON – TRUE MADRID
I suspect this may lastly be the year a group successfully defend the Champions Little league. Real Madrid are a hard-nosed, winning juggernaut, on course in order to win La Liga and along with their sights set on a good historic double. Â
Zinedine Zidane warrants more credit for his function; he has, largely, unified the club that is so frequently beset by divisions and his group are imbued with a successful mentality to accompany their skill. Found the best player within the competition naturally , in the particular extraordinary Cristiano Ronaldo.
Zinedine Zidane rallies his Actual Madrid team ahead of extra-time against Bayern Munich
ROB DRAPER : JUVENTUS
Though I’d love for Atletico finally to do it, Juventus have an extraordinary defence plus a young attacking player arriving into his prime in Paulo Dybala. Twenty one years given that their last triumph, this is definitely their chance.
CRAIG HOPE : MONACO
They are actually underestimated throughout plus even in this round their own brilliance has gone largely undetected with the backdrop of the particular bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus. Plus they are brilliant. Â
I was at Stade Louis II on Wednesday night to notice Europe’s most exciting young part. They are frightening on the particular break but also boast encounter in key positions at the particular back and in central midfield. Striker Kylian Mbappe, just 18, is destined for the top but is already making the huge impact. Monaco will rating goals against any team plus they could just be the particular surprise package from a last four of which they are usually outsiders. And that’s only the method they like it.
Kylian Mbappe (centre) has already been a revelation for Leandro Jardim’s young Monaco side
JACK GAUGHAN : Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo’s just as well much for anyone and also the particular back line of Juventus will certainly eventually struggle to keep your pet out. They’ve had minor wobbles since the turn of the particular year but Zinedine Zidane basically earning the plaudits he warrants this season. Can out-score every one of them, including Monaco.
JOE BERNSTEIN : JUVENTUS
I went for Juventus prior to the quarter-finals and my belief proceeds. The immovable object held swing over the