The winner of the group goes into the Round of 16 against an easier opponent. Juventus took on Chelsea on November 23 and got humiliated 4-0. Juventus is now second in the Champions League table, with the London club ahead by goal differential. This is a big blow for the Italian side. Juventus goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczęsny, speaks out about his return to England against the reigning champions of Europe.
“their team plays even better, because at the moment I think they are the best team in Europe. You have to congratulate them and try, maybe not in the near future, but try to catch up with them.”Wojciech Szczęsny
Chelsea is one of the main favorites to win the Champions League. They are the reigning champions of the previous Champions League and are first in the Premier League table. It is safe to say that the London club is afraid of nobody and consistently stays at the top. Juventus, however, is in some trouble. The Italian giant is second in the Champions League group. This forces Juventus to seed against a team that has a first-place finish in another group, making the competition harder on themselves. Juventus is also in eighth-place in their domestic league and is in danger of not qualifying for a European tournament next year.
“We always come to win the game. It is known that somewhere in the back of the head what the score [is] and so on, but the game turned out quickly. Chelsea were in control of this game, and we weren’t really able to face them today.”Wojciech Szcęsny
Chelsea is dominating European soccer at the moment. Juventus has to pray that Chelsea loses their next Champions League fixture if they want to finish first in their group. We are most likely going to see Chelsea make it far in the Champions League. As a result, there is a very high chance that Chelsea will lift the Champions League title again.