2. Holders Jinx can be broken
Since the European cup turned into the Champions League in 1992, nobody has yet defended the title successfully. The most obvious factor would appear to be the change in format. Permitting second, third and fourth placed teams from the major nations has increased not just the number of sides but the quality, too.
But this season is different. Real Madrid despite their poor start to the season, look a side more than worthy of defending the title. Forget LaDecima, it’s time for Undecima.