Prediction – Final Champions League 2011, Will Barcelona Win?
Who's going to play in the final of the Champions league?
It's almost certain that Barcelona is going to win the Liga BBVA (Spanish Primera Devision) after the last match against Racing Santander (3-0). FC Barcelona took the lead after just 90 seconds of play, and Messi's penalty before the break was added to by Iniesta's low shot in the second period, to extend the gap to Real Madrid to 7 points.
How about the Champions League?
On February the 15th the knockout phase starts with the last 16 teams left in the race for the final at the Wembley Stadium in London on May the 28th. The quarter finals will start on April the 5 ft and 3 weeks later the semi-finals. Is FC Barcelona unbeatable this year or is The Internazionale, with top scorer Samuel Eto'o, going to win again? The games are contextually impossible to predict. At the moment Barcelona could very well be unstoppable and Arsenal's leaky defense, coupled with an inability to win big games, could see a repeat of last year's lesson in football from FC Barcelona. With the return of Rooney Manchester United can fire on all cylinders. Tottenham still needs to learn how to defend and Chelsea should strengthen up extensively. The upcoming matches and my prediction are shown below.
Barcelona vs Arsenal
Arsenal has the opportunity of making amends for last years annihilation. They say to be ready to play Barca and that they want a revenge. But Arsenal is always missing the key players. I doubt that the players will be fit for the match against Barcelona. It's to be expected that Arsenal will lose this match by far.
The Internazionale vs Bayern Munich
A rematch of the 2010 Champions League final. The quality of Bayern Munich depends on how fit is Robben going to be. They already got better after the return of Ribery. If not, they will struggle again. It's quite hard to predict the position of the Internazionale. The tie all depends on the progress of Inter under their new manager, They should beat Bayern.
Lyon vs Real Madrid
Wow, finally after 4 years, Real Madrid gets to the quarter finals. This is too long for a club like Madrid. No longer the dominant force in French Football, Lyon may struggle against a Real Madrid. Real Madrid will have an easy victory.
Marseille vs Manchester United
This will not be as easy as expected for Manchester United. It's a fact that Marseille showed very good football this year, especially the match against Chelsea. Manchester United is facing players like Gonzalez and Remy. This will be though. Marseille is playing well, but with Rooney playing for Manchester they will win.
The remaining matches are very predictable. Chelsea will win Copenhagen. Valencia will walk over Schalke and Rome will have an easy victory on Shakhtar Donetsk. So the remaining teams are: FC Barcelona, The Internazionale, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea, Rome and Valencia. The story continues after the next round with a prediction of the quarter finals. Just enjoy all the amazing matches and go once to the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona. Have a look at the Web site of holiday apartments Barcelona Checkin for accommodation possibilities.