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Top 5 favourites to win the UEFA Champions League

Top 5 favourites to win the UEFA Champions League
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4. FC Barcelona – 13/2 (7.5)

Barcelona vs Leganes
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A lot has changed over at Barcelona ever since they secured the top spot in Group F by four points from Borussia Dortmund.

The Catalan giants have replaced manager Ernesto Valverde with Quique Setien, who has never coached a club in the UEFA Champions League. His lack of experience could prove costly at such a critical time.

Although Setien remains unbeaten in his opening eight games in charge, with six wins and two draws. It’s nothing special for a big club like Barcelona, but it’s a respectable start at least.

How the Blaugrana will fare in the knockout stages, though, will be Setien’s true challenge. After those humiliating semi-final exits to Liverpool and AS Roma, only the title will be good enough.

Barcelona’s hopes will probably all hinge on six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi once again.