Champions League

The Champions League group stage reaches its conclusion next week on Paramount+. With 11 places in the knockout stages already secured here's how European football's great powers are ranking right now:

The top tier: Title or bust

These teams should be disappointed with anything less than a semi final berth and frankly even that might not be enough, such is their talent profile.

1. Manchester City (+1)

Take your pick of any of the top four as the most likely Champions League winner. On the right day any of these teams look capable of brushing apart the other 28 in the field as City did to PSG. Though the margin of victory on the field might have been tight Pep Guardiola's men were once more the dominant side; across two meetings with a supposed rival for the crown they have put up 4.03 expected goals (xG) while allowing just 1.5.

2. Bayern Munich (-1)

Their dropping down the rankings is not representative of any failings on their part though it is perhaps fair to question how often Julian Nagelsmann's side have been really tested in what proved to be a weak Champions League group. Sunday's clash with Borussia Dortmund might offer a more thorough examination of their qualities after three games in which they have not racked up the same imposing score lines they had been putting together a few weeks ago.

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