CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real Madrid to win Champions League 2019-20 says Big Data

A group of number-crunchers from Opta, Google and Sqawka calculate that Madrid will beat Bayern Munich in the final after beating Barcelona in the semi-final.

Victoria del Real Madrid en la Champions League 2017-18
KAI PFAFFENBACH REUTERS

Real Madrid are going to win the Champions League 2019-20, according to a group of Big Data experts from Google, Opta and Squawka brought together by BT Sport.

According to their number crunching, Real Madrid will reclaim their European crown, beating Bayern Munich in the final 3-2. Zidane's team will have an incredibly high scoring run to the final too, beating Manchester City 7-5 in the last-16, Chelsea 4-2 in the quarter-finals and Barcelona 5-2 in the semi-finals. (Quite where these goals are going to come from may be a mystery to anyone who watched them against Valladolid...)

Meanwhile Bayern Munich will head to final beating Atlético Madrid in the last-16 3-1, PSG in the quarter-finals (3-2) and Juventus in the semi-finals 3-0.

The Big Data experts didn't stop at just the teams, with Messi becoming the first player to bag more than 10 hat-tricks (11) and Cristiano Ronaldo increasing the teams he's scored against in European Competition to 35, going past Raúl.

Champions League knock-out stages aggregate results

Last 16

Real Madrid 7 - Manchester City 5

Borussia Dortmund 1 - Chelsea 2

Barcelona 3 - Inter 1

Liverpool 4 - Salzburgo 3

Bayern 3 - Atlético de Madrid 1

PSG 3 - Shaktar 2

Juventus 3 - Valencia 2

Lyon 2 - Atalanta 2

Quarter-finals

Real Madrid 4 - Chelsea 2

Barcelona 2 - Liverpool 0

Bayern 3 - PSG 2

Juventus 2 - Lyon 1

Semi-finals

Real Madrid 5 - Barcelona 2

Bayern 3 - Juventus 0

Final

Real Madrid 3 Bayern 2