Can Ronaldo shoot himself out of crisis against his favorite opponent?
It’s on to round two of the K.o.-Phase in the Champ. League. On the previous matchday, we already got everything you could hope for from a Champ. League match day. The underdog, who catches the favorite on the wrong foot. A game of the extra class which is decided by a late hero and strong performances, especially from the English representatives. Now it’s time for the second round, which is no less exciting. With Juventus and Chelsea, two clear favorites will play on Tuesday, but in the Champ. League, you should never be too sure. On Wednesday, Ronaldo faces Atletico, one of his favorite opponents, especially in the Champ. League he likes to meet the club from the capital. Every knockout match in the Champ. League that the Rojiblancos lost between 2014 and 2019 went to a team with Cristiano. So we can look forward to another high-class match day full of action.
David De Gea (7.8m, Man. United): The Spaniard is likely to get a lot of shots on his goal against Atletico. A keeper of his class, however, should be spurred on even more by this and thus I assume that he will parry many balls and will be worth his 7.8 million all.
Antonio Rüdiger (17.0m, Chelsea): Rüdiger was able to shine in the game against Palace at the weekend with 362 points. Against Lille, the German won’t miss the chance to get involved in the offense again here and there, in addition to his excellent defensive work. There he will collect valuable points by scoring shots and is thus a rock-solid option for your defense.
Danilo (9.2 million, Juventus): Juventus is currently plagued by many absences. Bonucci, as well as Chiellini are both out. This makes Danilo a good replacement for 9.2 million. In the group stage of the Champ. League, the Brazilian was able to score over 200 points in each of his appearances and is definitely worth considering for your eleven.
José Fonte (6.6 million, Lille): 38 years old by now. José Fonte may not impress with speed anymore, but his points at SPITCH are worth watching. Against Chelsea, Fonte will have a lot to do, but that plays into his cards, because with an 85% tackling rate and his experience, he doesn’t need to hide.
Hakim Ziyech (14.0 million, Chelsea): Ziyech scored the decisive goal in the 89th minute in the 0-1 win against Palace and impressed with 347 points. Chelsea will try against Lille to make everything clear from the beginning and create an ideal starting position for the second leg. Thus Ziyech is a player you should definitely have on your radar.
Ryan Gravenberch (13.5 million, Ajax): At only 19 years old, he is a permanent member of the Ajax squad, at least in the Champ. League he played from beginning in each game. He was able to convince in every game of the group stage and pass the 200 point mark. Benfica will not be an opponent to be underestimated for the Dutch and thus he will also have to put his foot down offensively and can score important points here.
Dani Parejo (9.0 million, Villareal): The playmaker in the midfield of Villareal convinces with his calmness on the ball and with his long balls to the top. In the group stage of the Champ. League, he was already a solid option for the midfield. With an average of 242 points, you can hardly go wrong with him.
Denis Zakaria (5.0 million, Juventus): The ex-Gladbach player will probably get his first Champ. League assignment for Juventus. In the Bundesliga, he was a frequently seen face by every SPITCH manager. At just 5.0 million, the Swiss is definitely a bargain for what he can do.
Dušan Vlahović (5.0m, Juventus): Vlahović moved to Juventus for a whopping 70m and is already being put on par with Haaland. He hasn’t been able to give the old lady too many goals so far, but that should change with time. Now he is set to make his Champ. League debut for Juventus and for just 5.0 million, a player of his caliber is almost a must for your starting eleven.
Cristiano Ronaldo (28.0 million, Man. United): The Portuguese has been under harsh criticism lately and there is already talk of a departure from Man. United spoken. It would be a typical Ronaldo, however, if he now once again shows it to all and silences his critics. His next opponent is very convenient for him, because he has not been more successful against any other team as often as he has against Atletico. So if Ronaldo can keep up his run against the Rojiblancos, he’s worth considering for any SPITCH manager.
Antony (19.3 million, Ajax): The youngster from Brazil has already made a name for himself at Ajax. In the Champ. League, he scored two goals and four assists in five games. He also scored again in the league on the weekend, and he will now do everything he can to maintain his run and deliver a great display of his skills against Benfica.
- Steven Berghuis (15.1 million, Ajax)
- Jan Verthongen (11.3 million, Benfica)
- Romelu Lukaku (27.6 million, Chelsea)