Intrigue and irrationality. Fantasy review of the Champions League matches played on April 5 and 6.
TimeToDraft analyzes the crazy matches of the Champions League quarterfinals and highlights the bottom lines for fantasy managers.
The first legs of the quarterfinals delivered so many sensational results that everyone will be eagerly awaiting the return matches. All teams can still qualify for the semifinals, while the favorites are under real threat.
Bayern Munich was expected to thrash Benfica after surviving a huge scare against Juventus. Bayern’s ambitions got a boost in the second minute when Arturo Vidal netted an opener, however, the German side went on to miss a number of great chances and were close to conceding a goal in the second half as their defending didn’t seem too convincing.
In the meantime Atlético
PSG experienced problems at home stadium against another English team, with the match reminding of a recent clash with
Let’s have a closer look at the most important things we’ve learned fantasy-wise after the first legs of the Champions League quarterfinals.
Luis Suárez’ efficiency
Lionel Messi and Neymar managed 12 shots and 5 key assists between them but failed to score a goal or make an assist. Suárez made three shots, no key passes and netted two goals. The Uruguayan played closer to the goal than the other two players of
Benfica put in solid defending against Bayern Munich and showed teeth in the second half. The Eagles had plenty of chances for an away goal and can hope for a place in the Champions League top four considering Bayern’s away form. Jonas and Gaitán are the top candidates from Benfica for your fantasy team. They are already among the main jokers for return legs.
Ibrahimović and Aurier
Aurier completed a ban for his obscene jokes and returned to PSG’s starting lineup. He wasn’t too notable at Parc des Princes but should get back to full fitness before the return leg at Etihad. He will definitely be the best fantasy choice from the defensive line of the French team.
Ibrahimović is desperate to win the Champions League, so he is extremely motivated and hyperactive. Penalty failure didn’t look good, of course, but the Swede was still the most active forward of the first legs. His presence in your fantasy team for the return legs is almost mandatory.
Kevin De Bryune comeback
Kevin De Bryune recovered from an injury and scored in his two first matches after the comeback, while
Here is a table with a couple of most active attacking players from each team.
When most results are sensational and hard to predict, it is the adventurous players who manage to win. Let’s have a look at FanTeam platform winners and analyze the teams that won the main tournaments of the week.
Proper Bayern Munich stacking and picking the right captain from
Defensive stacking based on
The biggest two-day €300 GPP €10 CL Full Roundtournament with eleven-man teams was won by players who had made the odd choices and were lucky to see them score many points. The winner reaped the benefits of picking Fernandinho and Vidal, while the runner-up (the author of this article who was one point short of victory) was spot on with Luis Suárez and Ricardo Rodriguez. The third team finished five points behind the first two.