The champion’s league, is one of the most famous football competition, not just because of its numerous lucrative bonuses, but also due to its competitive participants. There has been a lot of fuss and rumors concerning Cristiano Ronaldo’s decline this year. The champions league clash or should I say the Balon d'Or showdown is the real test to debunk or confirm this myth.
The Portuguese central forward has been underperforming when compared to his traditional standards. Los Blancos defeated Real Sociedad with a score line of 5-2, with the king of Europe scoring a stunning hat-trick of goals. This is very timely, as it prepares the Balon d'Or current holder for the champion’s league clash tomorrow. The big question is: is this a sign that Madrid is back in top form or just a fluke? This question would be assigned after 90 minutes of mouth-watering football at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Perhaps, the opportunity to prove critics wrong is an extra motivation for him this season. He is always there when needed and performs on the big stage (Zinedine Zidane)
Meanwhile, The French league is dominated by the European counterparts, PSG is leading the league with an outstanding goal difference and 12 points above Monaco. The highlight of the match form PSG perspective would be the impact of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Edinson Cavani on the clash of the Titans in the championship. The Brazilian forward would claim to leave FC Barcelona to escape Lionel Messi's shadow, is going to be in the spotlight, with the whole world waiting for him to justify his price tag. He would be super –motivated to show everyone that he can compete with the best players in the world.
The most prominent dilemma is: Who would come out on top after the match Madrid,s BBC (Bale, Benzema, and Cristiano) or will the men(Mbappe, Edinson, and Neymar) step up to take the central stage. The Madrid trio has been underperforming this season, with many pundits suggesting that it is time for younger players like senior and disco. Would Zinedine Zidane keep faith in his experienced BBC? Would he prefer younger players? And would the PSG men step up? These questions are the reasons; this match is the most anticipated sports event for this week.