After another Messi inspired victory, the Catalan club moved top of Group D and can be expected to yet again go far in this year’s tournament.
A solid away win for Chelsea maintained their 100% start to Group F, The Blues are in slightly to 9/2 with Ladbrokes, joint 2nd fav with Real Madrid (also 9/2, Betdaq). The Madrid giants need to shake off the 2nd round shivers when they qualify and Mourinho could be the first man to take them past the 1st knockout round stage in over 6 years.
Man United’s slim 1-0 victory over Bursaspor will be seen as welcome amidst the Rooney saga and the Red Devils can be backed at 10/1 (Bet365) to win the trophy.
Arsenal weigh in next in the betting at 12/1 (Ladbrokes) while Tottenham’s conquerors Inter Milan are also 12/1, courtesy of Totesport. Tottenham had a 1st half to forget last night but roared back into the match to narrowly lose 4-3. Spurs are 40/1 at Coral to win and 4/9 with the same firm to qualify, which they should.