By Chima Azu
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The Champions League is back and we already have our picks for match day 5 of the morning spinning league.
BARCELONA VS BENFICA
Barcelona really needs this match to still have a chance in the competition but it will be an uphill task against a team that defeated them 3:0 in the first leg. Barca are second on the table while Benfica are third, both sides having 6 and 4 points respectively. The Xavi era has brought back hope but he has a problem with the attack with many of his attackers out with injury. Barça might win but not with 2 goals margin.
Prediction : Benfica handicap 0:2
CHELSEA VS JUVENTUS
This game is a battle of who would top the group and Juventus are currently on top with 12 points winning 4 from 4 while Chelsea have 9 points in second spot. Chelsea lost the first leg of this game away and would want to revenge by winning this. We play this one safe knowing how Juve can be a tough nut to crack.
Prediction : Chelsea win or draw
ATHLETICO MADRID VS AC MILAN
ATM are currently third and are on a risk of losing out of knockout stage of the Champions League. AC Milan on the other hand are looking like they can not qualify even for the Europa League. Athletico will want to win this since Porto which is ahead of them with one point (5) will be taking on Liverpool. ATM have been unconvincing this season always struggling to win games so we won’t be going for an outright win.
Prediction : Athletico Madrid win or draw
INTER MILAN VS SHAKTAR DONETSK
Inter are also hoping to finish top of the group being 2 points behind Real Madrid and playing at home they will fancy themselves taking all three points against a team sitting rock bottom. Shaktar on the other hand won’t be pushovers especially still having the Europa League to play for, but it’s difficult seeing them getting more than a point in this game.
Prediction: Inter Milan win or draw