During this month of August, all that remains of the most important European football competitions will be played.
With this forecast, we believe that Atlético de Madrid goes further than FC Barcelona in the 2019/2020 Champions League. If your best round is the same, it will be void.
FC Barcelona is in a delicate moment and if something supports the possibility of it doing something in this tournament, it is the quality of its players. Setién seems not to be at the level or at least not have had time to work well for the team, Bartomeu is putting his team from a “media problem” into another, the round of 16 match against Naples could be played on neutral ground and not in the Camp Nou, and he will not be able to count on Busquets and Arturo Vidal safe due to sanction and we will see how the center of the defense arrives.
If he reaches the quarterfinals, his rival will almost certainly be Bayern Munich (or Chelsea), semi-finals Manchester City (or Real Madrid) – Olympique Lyon (or Juventus) and final as more likely PSG or Atlético de Madrid.
The tournament from the quarterfinals to the final will be a single game and neutral field. Something that happens in a year where the Catalans have obtained rather poor results as visitors, said by the players themselves.
Atlético de Madrid already qualified for the quarterfinals after eliminating Liverpool, will face an RB Leipzig that will not have Timo Werner, already signed by Chelsea, the great star of the German team who has added 28 goals and 8 assists in Bundesliga this year. Then I would have PSG or Atalanta and in the final any of the other part of the picture.
I think that Atlético de Madrid will reach the minimum semifinals, perhaps it could be their elimination round and FC Barcelona will cost them against Naples, still in the round of 16 and then they will almost certainly have a Bayern Munich that looks like a favorite, in a few quarters end. I don’t know if the Bavarian team will win the UEFA Champions League, but it should put FC Barcelona in trouble.