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Opinion: Why Chelsea vs Man United game in the UCL knockout stage would be the most competitive

Aside from being one of Europe's most talented squads, Chelsea is also one of the teams that has already qualified for the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League. This weekend they will face Zenit Saint Petersburg in their final group stage match. If the hosts lose, they will fall to second place in the standings. Young Boys are currently in first place in Group F, but Manchester United only needs a draw against them to secure first place. Manchester United might be drawn to face Chelsea in the knockout stage of the Champions League. A meeting like this in the UEFA Champions League could be the most important match of the knockout stage.

Because of the history that exists between the two clubs, this will be the most interesting game to witness. Last year's finals matchup between the two clubs ended in a stalemate when Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick and Manchester United went on to win. Cristiano Ronaldo will have the opportunity to make amends for missing a penalty kick in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid in this encounter.

Historically, Chelsea and Manchester United have been bitter rivals on the football field for many years, and if the two teams are paired together, it might result in the most important match of the season. Thomas Tuchel has enjoyed tremendous success with his current squad, although he has failed to defeat Manchester United on two occasions since taking over as manager of the Chelsea football club in 2012. If such a match does take place, Ralf Ragnick has tweaked Manchester United's playing style, which could work in their favor if the match takes place.

A re-enactment of the event that occurred during the 2007/08 season is likely to be what football fans want to see once more. If the games go ahead, Chelsea will almost certainly be looking to wreak revenge on Manchester United and win their third UEFA Champions League title in as many seasons.

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