Real Madrid ended up in a fairly easy group in the Champions League – Zinedine Zidane’s team fought for a ticket to the playoffs with PSG, Brugge and Galatasaray. As a result, the status of the favorite “creamy” was justified – they came to the finish line second, losing five points to Parisians and ahead of the third “Brugge” by eight points. In the championship of Spain, the “Royal Club” traditionally relies on the champion title, but so far loses the competition to “Barcelona”. According to the results of 25 rounds, “Real” is second in the table and only two points behind the leader.
Manchester City also did not encounter any difficulties at the group stage – Donetsk Shakhtar, Dynamo Zagreb and Atalanta practically did not show any resistance to the Pep Guardiola team. As a result, the “townspeople” advanced to the playoffs ahead of schedule and won the group with 14 points, ahead of the second “Atalanta” by seven points, without losing any of the six matches.