Monaco has had his ticket to the hens of the champions League. The France will then 3 chances this year, are going to be crazy, to win the champions League.
Monaco had assured its qualification against Villareal with victories in the first leg and return (1-2 and 0-1). Monegasque efficiency that eluded them last year (another Spanish club Valencia in front), is found. Monaco will again create the feat of reaching the quarterfinals two years ago. Forces will be a possible return from injury from Radamel Falcao and the return of his Valère Germain striker trained at the club, former partner of Hatem Ben Arfa.
Last season, Lyon had an end of season canon which allowed them to steal second place in Ligue 1 in Monaco and Nice. OL will build on a promising team with Alexandre Lacazette in leader and Nabil Fekir return from a long injury.
PSG has hired as a replacement for the brilliant Laurent Blanc, the triple winner now (!) of the Europa League, Unai Emery and committed players like Hatem Ben Arfa, ERG, Miller. PSG hope for the first time beyond the quarter-finals. Definitely a psychological barrier.
The draws of the hens of the leagues champions 16-17 will take place Thursday, August 25, 2016. It's Monaco, which integrates the hat 4, the last that will be most exposed to the heavy weight. The hats are determined thus:
|Chapeau 1||Chapeau 2||Chapeau 3||Chapeau 4
|Real Madrid (Espagne)||Atlético Madrid (Espagne)||Tottenham (Angleterre)||Besiktas Istanbul (Turquie)|
|FC Barcelone (Espagne)||Borussia Dortmund (Allemagne)||Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)||Legia Varsovie (Pologne)|
|Leicester City (Angleterre)||Arsenal (Angleterre)||Lyon (France)||PFK Ludogorets (Bulgarie)|
|Bayern Munich (Allemagne)||Manchester City (Angleterre)||PSV Eindhoven (Pays-Bas)||Monaco (France)|
|Juventus Turin (Italie)||FC Séville (Espagne)||Sporting Portugal (Portugal)||Celtic Glasgow (Ecosse)|
|Benfica Lisbonne (Portugal)||Naples (Italie)||FC Bâle (Suisse)||FC Copenhague (Danemark)|
|PSG (France)||Bayer Leverkusen (Allemagne)||Club Bruges (Belgique)||FK Rostov (Russie)|
|CSKA Moscou (Russie)||FC Porto (Portugal)||Red Bull Salzbourg (Autriche) ou Borussia Mönchengladbach (Allemagne)||Red Bull Salzbourg (Autriche) ou Borussia Mönchengladbach (Allemagne) ou Dinamo Zagreb (Croatie)|
My prognosis for the draw:
- PSG, Arsenal, Sporting portugal and Celtic gasglow
- Monaco, Psv Eidhoven, Atlético Madrid, Leicester City
- Lyon, Real Madrid, Dortmund, Fc Copenhagen