The Champions League is back! It's time to take your long lunches and sick days to make sure you are by a T.V. as these games are going to be incredible. This is the best time of the year! We have the top teams in every league battling it out for the chance to move on to the knockout stages as we will see some get there and of course, most will fall short of their dreams and go down to the Europa League and if you are even worse than that, you are done in Europe for the rest of the season! There is so much on the line, and we can't wait! Now, let's make some money!
S.S.C. Napoli @ FC Shakhtar Donetsk
I am just going to come out and say it, if you are someone that just watches the Premier League, Ligue 1, La Liga or the Bundesliga, you are truly missing out on one of the most exciting teams to watch. Napoli has started the season in incredible form as they have won three out of their first three matches with nine goals scored and two conceded. This team is just a football fans wet dream; they have skillful players like Lorenzo Insigne and José Callejón with a mixture of midfield flair and toughness with their mohawked maestro, Marek Hamšík. But my two favorite players are Kalidou Koulibaly who is just nothing short of a tank and is one of the best center backs in Europe and of course, Dries Mertens who could be one of the most under-appreciated players in the world of sport. This team is skillful, strong, consistent and a team you can milk for money this season. Onto the home team, the Ukrainian team has started their domestic league well as they are first in the league but I don't see them able to cause Napoli problems. They have conceded six goals in eight matches, which may not seem bad, but compared with their rivals in the league and with their lighter schedule, this could be a problem. With how good Napoli are I only see one winner, The Little Donkeys will be victorious!
PFC CSKA Moscow @ S.L. Benfica
CSKA Moscow in Europe is like the shitty kid in middle school who no one liked and wasn't good at anything, but he had a cool house, so everyone gave him love and respect. CSKA aren't a good team, all they have going for them is their home advantage, no one likes playing in Russia, the fans are awful, the weather sucks and the pitches is trash. Now they go to pretty much the opposite of Russia as they go to lovely Portugal as they go up against the 2016–17 Primeira Liga Champions, Benfica. As a Spurs fan, I watched a lot of CSKA last year since they were in our group, and I can't under estimate how bad they are. They sit in fourth in their league right now as they just look like a team that is bound to be sleeping in the basement of group A. Benfica obviously has some good players, but this pick isn't because of them, it's just because how bad Moscow is.
Benfica to win 1-0.
Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (-2.0) @ Celtic F.C.
It's go time for PSG, its all fun and games when you are the most expensive team in the world, and you are beating on the minnows of the French League, but now it's time for the Champions League. With the historic and record breaking signing of Neymar and the deal to bring Kylian Mbappé to the club, there are no excuses; it is truly Champions League or bust for this team. This is one of the games of the week, watching this PSG team play is amazing on the eye, and against a Celtic team who are the equivalent to a West Brom, they can seriously do damage. From the top the bottom, the French club has no weaknesses, which is why we aren't just taking PSG but with the spread as we see them thumping the Scottish Champions.
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