Two Champions League knockout matches are scheduled for tonight. Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea will certainly be the most interesting match. The Dortmund team has been playing well so far this season, while Chelsea has been struggling all season.
With so many reinforcements brought in during the winter transfer window, Chelsea fans have reason to be optimistic. This match could lead to many different outcomes, according to former Chelsea winger Joe Cole. “The Champions League is an opportunity for anyone as it’s knockout football,” Cole told BTSport.com.
“They are one of 10 teams who could win it and on a one-off night they have the quality to beat anyone.
We’ve seen teams who are not necessarily challenging in their league get to the final or win it – Chelsea themselves have done it before,
You just have to be the best on the night”.
Joe Cole on Borrusia Dortmund
One of the things that will surprise many is Cole's belief that Dortmund has a chance to win the Champions League this season. There is a question as to whether or not this is a realistic expectation at this time, but in today's football, anything is possible.
“With Bellingham, Marco Reus and Sebastien Haller back, I’d include Dortmund in the list of teams who could win the Champions League,” Cole said of Dortmund Bayern dominates the Bundesliga almost every season, making it one of the strongest leagues in the world.
“Any team in Germany that’s below Bayern Munich has got a lot of quality – it’s the same with RB Leipzig – but also a lot of energy to their game.
Dortmund have got a regimented style and it’s why it’s great for so many players to go over and learn from their way of playing… They’ve got enough quality in the team to hurt anyone so it’s going to be a tough game for Chelsea”.