In the Champions League, “Chelsea” performed in the same group as Madrid “Atletico”, “Roma” and “Garabagh”. During the group stage, the British lost just one match – on the road lost to “Roma” 0: 3. True, the houses got only one victory over “Garabagh” 6-0, having also drawn in their native walls with the same Roma 3: 3 and Atletico 1: 1. But in the end, Konte’s wards finished in the second position, allowing the Romans to pass ahead.
In the “Barcelona” on the eve of the season, the coach changed. I must say that Ernesto Valverde fully justifies the expectations of the Catalan bosses. The team plays confidently in all tournaments, in which it participates. Yes, maybe football “blue-pomegranate” began to show less attractive, but pragmatic results.
At the group stage the Catalan grandee entered the quartet with Juventus, Lisbon Sporting and Olympiakos. During the tournament the Catalans did not lose once, and four wins plus two draws made it possible to take the first line in the group. The Spaniards lost points only in guest matches. “Sporting” at the exit, “Barcelona” defeated 1-0, and with Juventus and Olympiakos played in a draw with the same score 0-0. Note that the only defeat this season wards Valverde suffered just on the road in the match of the Cup of Spain with the “Hispaniol” – 0: 1.