Sport fans are used to the prospect of Champions League glory, but it seems unlikely that Manchester United or Chelsea will ever reach the final of the tournament.
The two sides are not considered favourites to reach the last 16, which would make the group stages the most difficult yet for them to play in, according to Sportsmail.
The three teams in the group – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Arsenal – all sit above Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, the top two teams in Europe, in the standings.
So why is this happening?
Well, the Champions league is currently the best competition in the world, so the teams that make it to the final have a great chance to qualify for the Champions Trophy, the major European soccer tournament.
However, the three European sides are currently far apart from the knockout stages, with Bayern Munich in fourth place and Real Madrid in ninth, while Arsenal and Manchester City are both three points behind the champions.
If the final was held tomorrow, Real Madrid and Arsenal would still both qualify for next season’s Champions League.
But, according of Sportsmail, it seems likely that the three biggest European teams would only get through to the semi-finals, and Arsenal and Real would finish outside of the group stage.
So what’s the answer?
There are two reasons why this could happen, according in Sportsmail’s analysis:First, a player who has a good chance of winning the Champions Leagues title would have to be at least 20 years old.
Second, if the three big European teams finish outside the group, the group would be split into two groups.
The third group would consist of the remaining three European teams and the bottom two teams from each group.
Arsenal and Real could have the easiest time in that group, while Real Madrid are unlikely to be able to play against the other two teams.
However, the final will be played in the city of Barcelona, which has hosted the final before.
Barcelona has a very high level of football, and it’s likely that a player from there would have a very good chance at making it to Barcelona’s final, Sportsmail said.
But the final would also be played against a team in the same group as Bayern Munich, who would be the second most likely team to qualify.
Real Madrid would also qualify for their third Champions League title, and Barcelona would also finish outside, according Sportsmail