By Jackee Arce @knackeredwriter on August 30, 2014
UEFA Champions League groups have been drawn, and some clubs have it easier than others. These clubs are all the best of their respective leagues, but some teams are vastly more talented. Here are the top five clubs who will easily win their group and continue to the next phase.
FC Barcelona will always be one of the best clubs in the world. This year it faces Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax and APOEL in Group F of the UEFA Champions League. Of course, all those clubs are the best of their leagues, but FC Barcelona definitely has the upper hand. It will be battling PSG to finish first, but it won't be too much of a challenge with Luis Suarez at their disposal.
Benfica does not get the respect it deserves, because it is a lesser-known league. It will take on Zenit Saint Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco in Group C of the Champions League. Bayer Leverkusen is the biggest threat it will face, and it can handle the club if it plays well. It can easily take first in group stage.
Chelsea FC is beginning to dominate with its new squad. During the UEFA Champions League, it will take on Schalke 04, Sporting CP and Maribor. This will be a very easy group for Chelsea, because its biggest challenge is Schalke 04. It will be able to win the group without straining any players and prepare for the next phase.
FC Porto has no reason to not exit group stage. Group H is one of the easiest groups in the entire tournament. Its Champions League will begin with matches against Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao and BATE Borisov. Like Chelsea FC, Porto will not have to struggle at the beginning of the tournament and can save its power for later.
Real Madrid is one of the best clubs in the world and has only gotten better with the acquisition of James Rodriguez. It had the sheer luck of being drawn into Group B of the Champions League with Basel, Liverpool and Ludogorets Razgrad. It's biggest opponent will be Liverpool, who it can easily take down. Madrid will have the best start in the tournament.
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