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The Script: How the 2019/20 Champions League knockout stages will pan out according to the stats

It will take some doing to match the drama of last season's European campaign but the stats suggest goals will not be in short supply ahead of another thrilling season of football.

With Premier League football on the horizon, thoughts are tentatively turning to the beginning of the 2019/20 Champions League campaign with Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea hoping to keep the coveted trophy on British shores.

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Can Jurgen Klopp's Reds claim back-to-back titles? Or will the serial winner Zinedine Zidane inspire Real Madrid to yet another famous victory on his return to the Bernabeu?

In anticipation of the big kick-off, we asked Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to delve into their extensive statistical vault to produce a full script of the upcoming football season.

Read this exclusive excerpt to find out how they believe the Champions League knockout stages will play out.

And when you're done, check out more from The Script, including a detailed breakdown of how the four English hopefuls will fare in Europe, as well as in the Premier League.


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The Script: Team by Team