Champions League: Supercomputer Names New Favourites to Win Tournament After Dramatic Quarter Final

Champions League: Supercomputer Names New Favourites to Win Tournament After Dramatic Quarter Final

Isaac Darko
updated at April 19, 2024 at 6:26 PM
  • The UEFA Champions League returns for the semi-finals phase on April 30
  • Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich while Dortmund lock horns against PSG
  • A supercomputer has predicted the team that stand the best chance of winning

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A supercomputer has predicted the frontrunner to win this season's UEFA Champions League following a dramatic round of quarter-final results.

Tuesday witnessed two thrilling encounters in the Champions League quarterfinals. In Barcelona, the hosts, having secured an away victory against Paris Saint-Germain, suffered a 4-1 defeat to the French champions, who advanced to the semifinals.

Another setback for Spanish teams occurred as Atletico Madrid couldn't capitalise on their first-leg win against Borussia Dortmund. Atleti succumbed to a 4-2 defeat on the night, allowing Dortmund to advance with a 5-4 aggregate score.

UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich
Manchester City are current holders of the UEFA Champions League. Photo by Kristian Skeie.
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On Wednesday, Arsenal exited the quarter-finals after a 1-0 defeat to Bayern, with Joshua Kimmich heading past Raya for the goal.

As for Real Madrid, they triumphed over Manchester City on penalties in yet another thrilling round of football where two top-tier teams battled it out.

The 2023 Champions League semi-finals are scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 7, narrowing four teams to two before the final showdown on Saturday, June 1, at Wembley Stadium, per UEFA.

Bayern Munich will clash with Real Madrid in what will be a renewal of old rivalries, while Borussia Dortmund will cross swords against Kylian Mbappe's PSG.

Supercomputer predicts Champions League winner

An updated prediction from a supercomputer now favours Real Madrid to clinch the Champions League title this year.

Opta's prediction algorithm assigns Los Blancos a 66.33% probability of reaching the final and a 39.31% chance of securing their 15th title.

Among the semi-finalists, no other team boasts better odds.

These fresh forecasts follow Real Madrid's impressive victory over Manchester City in the quarter-final, defying earlier predictions from various algorithms and pundits who anticipated Madrid's elimination.

Harry Kane’s warning to Jude Bellingham

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on Harry Kane’s message to Jude Bellingham as the two England stars prepare to clash in the Champions League semi-final.

Kane's only chance of silverware this season is the Champions League. Otherwise, his first season in Germany may, unfortunately, end trophyless after leaving Tottenham last summer.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)