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Ferguson: This Team Will Be Tough To Dethrone In The UCL

Sir Alex Ferguson: This Team Will Be Tough To Dethrone In The UEFA Champions League

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 01, 2017 05:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes it will be difficult to dethrone a certain team in the UEFA Champions League this season.

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Spanish giants Real Madrid became the first club in the history of the competition to lift the trophy back-to-back after they beat Juventus in the 2016/17 final in Cardiff.

The legendary Scot has now admitted that he thinks Los Blancos could go on and win the European trophy yet again, despite Juventus being so consistent over a number of years.

"I think Juventus are controlling the league in Italy. They've been doing that for the past six years. They have a fantastic coach," Ferguson said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"They got to the final last year and did well in the first half, but Real Madrid were unbelievable in the second half.

"You have to understand how good Real Madrid are now. They're a mature team, they've been together for three, four, five years – all of their players together.

"It gives them great continuity and understanding of the roles they've all got to play. It's a real team.

"Juventus were in the cup final two years before, and they've been the main Italian threat to win the Champions League.

"Personally, I think Real Madrid will be very difficult to beat, they are a great team. I'm hoping United (in Group A along with Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow) will do well this year, with a very strong team.

"I know that Napoli have emerged and done very well, but I still think Juventus are the best team in Italy."

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Real have been drawn in a tough group alongside the Bundesliga's Borussia Dortmund, the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur and Cyprus's APOEL.

Do you think Real can make it three in a row? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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thasbu@143 Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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thasbu@143 Sep 04, 2017 04:25 PM
Madrid is tired. They have played too many games over the last 24 months. We will have new champions of the UEFA Champions League
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Mpho Poster Sep 02, 2017 10:57 AM
@Faysal just bcz he didnt pick Barca it doesnt mean he us wrong lol
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Sep 02, 2017 09:02 AM
Wrong coach
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Ntuthuko5110 Joined: 17 Feb 2014
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Ntuthuko5110 Sep 01, 2017 09:22 PM
They seem stronger than other teams
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RealManUchiefz Joined: 11 Jun 2017
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RealManUchiefz Sep 01, 2017 08:59 PM
As long as we hv on the field Navas Carvajal Varena Ramos (c)Marcelo Casemaro Kroos Modric Isco(Asensio)Benzema(Bale)Rona ldo then rest cr7 towards the end whn da damage is done wth Lucas wth this team anything is possible
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slivo ledimo Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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slivo ledimo Sep 01, 2017 08:38 PM
Any team on the rite day can beat Madrid like its nothing.As for Barca i so wish new players could click as soon as possible.so we can met Madrid with our starting line up already on one page.
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MacG* Joined: 01 Apr 2017
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MacG* Sep 01, 2017 08:34 PM
UCL= MADRID.... and Copa Rey Mysterio Cup= Barca
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Twist'embengeni Joined: 25 Oct 2016
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Twist'embengeni Sep 01, 2017 08:02 PM
Hala Madrid
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Mremble007 Sep 01, 2017 07:17 PM
@jinks u dont see or u wish???
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jinks Joined: 22 Jul 2017
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jinks Sep 01, 2017 07:14 PM
For sure Real madrid is the best team in the world and I dnt see any team stoping them.Real Madrid
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Giggs 22 Sep 01, 2017 07:10 PM
Good observation from the scottish legendary, madrid can lift it four times in a row.
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Mbongenixavi6 Sep 01, 2017 06:53 PM
psg for me is the team to beat alongside real madrid.
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golide30 Sep 01, 2017 06:49 PM
Currently Madrid is the best team in the world
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prakazel Sep 01, 2017 06:21 PM
So madrid will visit London while my Arsenal is in Europa coz of Arsene Khompela nxa mxm
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prakazel Sep 01, 2017 06:21 PM
Madrid will win it again
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musa005 Sep 01, 2017 06:20 PM
Watch out for us,hala hala Madrid!
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musa005 Sep 01, 2017 06:20 PM
Watch out for us,hala hala Madrid!
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docteriii Joined: 24 Aug 2017
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docteriii Sep 01, 2017 06:07 PM
yes real can make it as long as Gareth Bale and Christiano are there harmful team yoo
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marcelao@thesky Sep 01, 2017 06:05 PM
I see no challenge for real in this group Dortmund ayisa fani spurs they blow hot and cold so Madrid will boss this group
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Bridgertte Layun Sep 01, 2017 05:53 PM
Both Dortmund and Tottenham gonna give them a run for their money

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