Here are the latest UCL power rankings.

  1. Liverpool (3-0-1)

The Reds look sharp once again after a series of wins in Group A and could very well advance as the second-place team.

  1. Chelsea (2-1-1)

The London club makes a return to the power rankings after putting together some points and going tops in Group E.

  1. Borussia Dortmund (2-1-1)

The Germans are second in Group G and appear poised to advance to the knockout stage thanks in large part to striker Jude Bellingham’s ability to find the back of the net. Continue reading

Lessons to learn for Barcelona and Xavi

Barcelona took on Bayern Munich in the Champions League once more and again failed to win at the home of the Bavarian giants. The visitors did come much closer this time around but will need to learn from this game if they are to taste success this season. Xavi’s side enjoyed a great start and dominated the first half. Robert Lewandowski was uncharacteristically wasteful in front of goal, while Pedri also missed some good chances to break the deadlock.

Xavi still searching for his best defense

Xavi has been tinkering with his defense all season and named another new backline for the trip to Bayern. Marcos Alonso was in from the start, Andreas Christensen partnered Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde was back at right-back. The decision to go with Alonso was something of a surprise but the Chelsea left-back enjoyed a solid showing, at least until the first goal went in. Continue reading