With the stage firmly set and teams ready to get underway, the Champions League makes its official return to our television sets this week.
Eight months from now, we’ll be on the brink of finding out who is going to be crowned 2012-13’s Kings of Europe, but there’s a long and testing struggle between now and then.
Taking all matters into account, we’ll consider just who is and isn’t likely to follow in the footsteps of so many footballing greats before them by claiming Europe’s ultimate club prize.
Each of the 32 participants will be ranked in accordance with their chances of winning the entire tournament.
Will Real Madrid add to their monumental tally of European victories? Can Chelsea become the first side to win two Champions League crowns in successive years? Or, could an inconspicuous underdog emerge from the shadows this time around?
Keep reading to find out.
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