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The Champions League final eight kicks off tonight, but which top team will win according to our reporters?

It’s back! Four months later than originally planned, the Champions League quarter-finals kick off tonight in a unique final-eight knockout tournament in Lisbon.

With the remaining last 16 ties around and dusted off over the weekend, Wednesday night is the first quarter-final encounter in the Portuguese capital, as surprise packages that will take Atalanta up against Ligue 1 champions PSG.

But which side do our reporters think will take the trophy on August 23, and who will be the best player for the next 11 days?

Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich beat Chelsea in the last 16 and played against Barcelona on Friday

Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich beat Chelsea in the last 16 and played against Barcelona on Friday

Lionel Messi's Barcelona wants to win the Champions League for the first time since 2015

Lionel Messi's Barcelona wants to win the Champions League for the first time since 2015

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona wants to win the Champions League for the first time since 2015

JACK GAUGHAN

QUARTERLY-FINAL TIRES

Wed 8/12: Atalanta – PSG

Thu 13/8: RB Leipzig – Atletico Madrid

Fri 14/8: Barcelona – Bayern Munich

Sat 15/8: Manchester City – Lyon

Who will win the tournament and who will be in second place?

Bayern Munich to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the final. Manchester City go to the mini-tournament as favorites and if they get past Lyon, a possible semi-final with Bayern would be the competition’s match.

Bayern is trying to lift a Treble after winning the Bundesliga and the German Cup and looking as complete as possible.

There is no goalscorer in Europe more deadly than Robert Lewandowski at the moment and that cutting edge may seem like they are crossing the line.

Who should you pay attention to?

It would have been Angel Di Maria had he not been suspended from PSG’s quarter-final against Atalanta.

So I’m going with Bayern’s Serge Gnabry instead, having scored 20 goals so far in a season when his game has reached a new level. Lisbon is a perfect opportunity to show that further.

TOM COLLOMOSSE

Who will win the tournament and who will be in second place?

Bayern Munich. The German champions have looked in a league of their own since the reboot and their easy win over Chelsea last week dispelled fears of rust after a five-week hiatus.

With Robert Lewandowski, they have the best forward in Europe and have found a formidable rhythm this year under coach Hansi Flick. It’s hard to find a weakness in their team and they look their best.

Bayern Munich is one of the favorites, with Robert Lewandowski in brilliant form at the front

Bayern Munich is one of the favorites, with Robert Lewandowski in brilliant form at the front

Bayern Munich is one of the favorites, with Robert Lewandowski in brilliant form at the front

Paris St Germain will be number two – the straight knockout format should be in favor of PSG, which has been reversed in the past by second leg blackouts, notably against Barcelona in 2017 and against Manchester United last year.

But you don’t have to worry about this time and if Kylian Mbappé really has fully recovered from an ankle problem, they should have enough firepower to get past both Atalanta in the last eight and Atletico Madrid or Red Bull Leipzig in the semifinals. . final.

Who should you pay attention to?

Leon Goretzka. Lewandowski is rightly taking most of the attention for Bayern, but Goretzka has produced a range of strong displays since the reboot.

This is Goretzka’s second season with Bayern since moving from Schalke and the midfielder is now starting to thrive after a difficult start. He is excellent at arriving late to the box to take opportunities and is now a key figure for Hansi Flick.

Leon Goretzka thrives in Bayern Munich's midfield in his second season with the club

Leon Goretzka thrives in Bayern Munich's midfield in his second season with the club

Leon Goretzka thrives in Bayern Munich’s midfield in his second season with the club

ADAM SHERGOLD

Who will win the tournament and who will be in second place?

In a grand two-fingered tribute to UEFA Financial Fair Play, I see the last being between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

Now that their two-year European ban has been lifted, City appears to be infected by the feeling of being disadvantaged and proving a point.

They’re cruising past Lyon and should now have enough quality and European expertise to beat Bayern Munich or Barcelona, ​​completely changing the dynamics of these matches by being just one leg.

Despite the domestic dominance, Pep Guardiola has yet to taste European success with City

Despite the domestic dominance, Pep Guardiola has yet to taste European success with City

Despite the domestic dominance, Pep Guardiola has yet to taste European success with City

PSG will beat Atalanta in what will hopefully be a free-scoring affair and should then have enough, especially with Kylian Mbappé remaining fully fit, to beat RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid in the semi-final.

So a PSG vs City final would be fascinating and I can see that City might be doing something about it with the greater momentum they have built since the return of football.

Who should you pay attention to?

Neymar is my only thing to watch. After watching helplessly due to an injury when PSG crashed into the last 16 stage for the past two years, he seems driven to deliver a trophy that has become a holy grail for them.

Time for the Brazilian to live up to the most expensive player status in the world and boost his own legacy in the game with a second Champions League victory.

PSG has never progressed beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League in previous campaigns

DANIEL MATTHEWS

Who will win the tournament and who will be in second place?

Bayern Munich Will Win – Hansi Flick’s squad beat Chelsea over two legs and galloped their way to a 7-1 aggregate victory. They look great all over the field and can boast of Robert Lewandowski, currently the best No. 9 in world football.

Bayern have also had the luxury of a layoff – they should be fresh for this mini-tournament as they’ve only played one competitive game since July 4.

My second tip is Atletico Madrid – how has it been only five months since that win at Anfield? Either way, you know what you’re getting with Diego’s Simeone side: unabated intensity and discipline.

The draw has opened a much less tricky road to the final and they have been heading to Lisbon without a defeat since February and with seven wins in their last 10 matches.

Who should you pay attention to?

Kevin De Bruyne – The Belgian playmaker has been the star in English football this season and if Pep Guardiola’s team wants to fulfill their European dream, De Bruyne will have to be their beating heart in Lisbon.

He won’t get much bigger stages to show his quality, or much more rigorous tests of his credentials.

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne of Man City will try to make it to the biggest stage

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne of Man City will try to make it to the biggest stage

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne of Man City will try to make it to the biggest stage

KIERAN GILL

Who will win the tournament and who will be in second place?

Bayern Munich beat Tottenham 10-3 over two games, then Chelsea 7-1. They have humiliated two of our major Premier League clubs, so they are my tip for winning the tournament.

I’m chubby for Atletico Madrid second, because something tells me PSG will choke again.

Who should you pay attention to?

Sorry for the non-original answer, but the player I’m most looking forward to seeing this tournament play is Robert Lewandowski.

He would have been my choice for the Ballon d’Or 2020.

Lewandowski scored twice against Chelsea, scoring 53 goals in all competitions

Lewandowski scored twice against Chelsea, scoring 53 goals in all competitions

Lewandowski scored twice against Chelsea, scoring 53 goals in all competitions

OLIVER TODD

Who will win the tournament and who will be in second place?

Bayern Munich is the name on everyone’s lips, but don’t write off Barcelona. They may be in chaos, their manager may not look very good, but Lionel Messi has spoken repeatedly about his desperation to win the Champions League again – and that’s important.

I will support them to beat Paris Saint-Germain in next Sunday’s final.

Who should you pay attention to?

The PSG captain, at 35, Thiago Silva has tremendous motivation to go out with a blast in his last two weeks at the club.

PSG captain Thiago Silva will be desperate to win the trophy in his last two weeks at the club

PSG captain Thiago Silva will be desperate to win the trophy in his last two weeks at the club

PSG captain Thiago Silva will be desperate to win the trophy in his last two weeks at the club

He’s been a poster boy in the past for many of his team’s shortcomings in this league, but one-legged ties could suit him and his teammates.

KIERAN JACKSON

Who will win the tournament and who will be in second place?

Slightly left-field, but that’s exactly how Atletico Madrid like it. Diego Simeone’s side is in the friendlier half of the draw, and their last eight meet against a talented RB Leipzig squad on Thursday should be fascinating to watch.

But this side of Atletico lives for knockout football. With arguably the best goalkeeper in the world in Jan Oblak, combined with defensive solidity and resistance, defending champion Liverpool’s conquerors were able to reach the final and – after a heartbreak in Lisbon six years ago with a defeat to Real Madrid in the 2014 final – may even carry out their revenge on August 23.

Atletico Madrid beat defending champion Liverpool and has history in Lisbon

Atletico Madrid beat defending champion Liverpool and has history in Lisbon

Atletico Madrid beat defending champion Liverpool and has history in Lisbon

They’ve come close twice before, but no city neighbors this time to crush their dreams, Atletico are your stereotypical dark horses. And the switch to one-legged badgers suits them down to the ground. I support them to beat Bayern in the final.

Who should you pay attention to?

Last Saturday, one goal from a miraculous position in the box shows that Lionel Messi is still able to switch games on his own. And in tight, one-legged cases, those kinds of assets are invaluable.

Despite all the accolades from Bayern, they will undoubtedly have the toughest last eight clash of any of the favorites, against Messi and Barcelona on Friday.

Memories of five years ago, when Messi scored twice in the semifinals and left Jerome Boateng in a daze, should inspire the Argentinian to make a difference again.

Messi is still capable of the remarkable and could lead Barca to another Champions League

Messi is still capable of the remarkable and could lead Barca to another Champions League

Messi is still capable of the remarkable and could lead Barca to another Champions League

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