The Champions League; Europe's prize possession. The aim for the 32 clubs in the competition is to win it, with 1 eventually coming out on top.
Europe's biggest clubs fight it out to win the Champions League. Here, we take a look at five possible winners, in no particular order, of the 2014/15 Champions League.
5. Paris Saint-Germain
French side PSG is a team that could lift the trophy in 2015. The current Ligue 1 champions are in a group with Barcelona, Ajax, and APOEL, in which they currently position themselves in 1st, ahead of Spanish side Barcelona.
The Parisian-based side are yet to win the competition, but with a squad containing the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani, and Thiago Silva, PSG have a very strong chance of winning the competition for the first time this season.
Spanish side Barcelona are another side that could win the Champions League. The Liga BBVA runners-up find themselves in a group with PSG, Ajax and APOEL, after three games, they currently sit in 2nd position.
Barcelona has won the competition on four occasions; 1991/92, 2005/06, 2008/09, and 2010/11. With potential world beaters such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez amongst their ranks, there is no reason why Barcelona cannot lift their 5th Champions League title this season.
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English club Chelsea are another team in contention to win the Champions League. Under the management of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea are yet to win the competition, however they did win it in 2011/12, with Roberto di Matteo at the helm.
They currently sit in 1st position in their group. It contains Schalke, Sporting Lisbon and Maribor. The Blues are currently unbeaten across all competitions this season, and will hope this run can lead to the Champions League title.
The performances of Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, and Cesc Fabregas will be vital for Chelsea if they want to win the competition for the 2nd time.
2. Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich are also a side with ambitions to win the Champions League. The German club have won the competition five times; 1973/74, 1974/75, 1975/76, 2000/01, and 2012/13, which is a German record.
Their group for this season sees them face Manchester City, CSKA Moscow, and Roma. After three games, they currently sit in 1st position. The Germans are also top of the Bundesliga. Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, and Robert Lewandowski will all be vital for Bayern Munich this season if they want to achieve their ambition of a 6th Champions League title.
1. Real Madrid
The current holder of the Champions League, Real Madrid, will of course be in contention for a consecutive Champions League title. After beating Madrid rivals, Atletico, 4-1 in last season's final, Real Madrid sealed 'La Decima'; a 10th Champions League title.
They've won the competition a record 10 times; in 1955/56, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1965/66, 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2001/02, and 2013/14. They are currently in 1st position in their group, which contains Liverpool, Basel and Ludogorets.
With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and James Rodriguez in their squad, Real Madrid could win their 11th Champions League title this season.
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