The 2021/22 season is nearing the closing day, but the fate of the big teams is a question mark.
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In a turbulent season, Europe’s top leagues are witnessing the decline of the notorious giants. Therefore, the 2021/22 Champions League is at high risk of the absence of familiar guests such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and even Liverpool.
Liverpool is at risk
Jurgen Klopp’s team just received a 1-3 defeat against Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the European Cup. Therefore, not many people believe in The Kop’s ability to advance, let alone challenge the throne.
The three-star victory over Arsenal last weekend helped the Red Brigade get 49 points. However, the Anfield team is only ranked 7th and faces the risk of not attending the European Cup next season.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus are really “in danger” in Serie A. The draw at Torino and the historic defeat against Benevento caused Lao to be 12 points behind, almost no chance to defend the Scudetto.
More worryingly, the Bianconeri are ranked below both AC Milan and Atalanta and are equal to Napoli. Tonight, the Turin team will welcome this opponent and a loss will make them fall out of the Champions League group.
Mbappe and Neymar: Lack of stability
The defeat against Lille of Paris Saint-Germain made them fall to second place on the rankings, more than two teams behind Monaco and Lyon exactly 1 and 2 points. With the need to put effort into the great battle with Bayern Munich in the continental arena, Mauricio Pochettino’s army is at a great disadvantage compared to its opponents.
With what Mino Raiola has revealed, striker Erling Haaland is likely to leave if Borussia Dortmund cannot finish the season in the top 4 in the Bundesliga. 7 points behind Frankfurt, the Ruhr team is likely to temporarily bid farewell to the European Cup for at least one season.
With a top soccer superstar, playing in the Champions League is indispensable. Therefore, the 2021 summer transfer market is becoming interesting when Neymar, Mohamed Salah, Ronaldo, Mbappe and Haaland may all have to find new stops to attend Europe’s most prestigious arena.
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