7 clubs that have no business in the Champions League this season

7 clubs that have no business in the Champions League this season

After the first round of UCL encounters, it is becoming clearer that some teams have no business in the competition having shown that they do not have what it take to progress to the next round of the tournament

Champions League return to center stage this week with matches expected at different matches venues.

After the first round of games, some of the teams are mere whipping boys of their groups as they have slim chances of getting out of their groups at the end of the first round.

Two clubs from each groups will make it through to the next stage of the championship as the contest for the title continue.

1. FK Crvena Zvezda - They became the first Serbian club to win an European title in 1990 after beating French League side Olympique Marseille in the final of the European Cup.

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They won the tie 5-3 on penalties after both sides played goalless draw in normal regulation period at the Stadio San Nicola, Italy.

At the moment, they are sitting atop of the Serbian Super League table with 28 points from 0 matches - meaning they have not lost any game this term.

The club progressed through to the group stage of this year's UEFA Champions League group stage after beating Red Bull on away goal rule.

But in spite of their dominance in the domestic league, they don't have the experience of withstanding the pressure of the big and experienced team in Europe.

They are drawn in the same group as Paris Saint Germain, Liverpool and Napoli and their chances of making it through is very slim.

2. Lokomotiv Moscow - Currently sitting at the base of their Champions League group table after losing 3-0 to Galatasaray in Turkey on match day 1.

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They are also seventh on the Russian Premier League table in a league of 16 teams and they are ten points behind Zenith St Petersburg who are the current table toppers.

According to stats, they do not have the required experience to challenge the big boys in the top European competition as they host German side Shalke O4 in their next game.

3. Viktoria Plzen - They qualified for the Champions League for the first time ever in 2010–11 season after finishing with 69 points to Sparta Prague's 68 in the league.

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The club therefore qualified for a play-off to the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, in which they defeated Copenhagen 5–2 on aggregate.

Viktoria were placed in Group H alongside reigning champions Barcelona and Milan, and reached third place in the group by recording a victory over BATE Borisov.

But they don't have all it takes to cause an upset in Group G with Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow contending for the two spots to reach the next round of the tourney.

4. AEK Athens - Currently sitting third on Group E table with Ajax and Bayern Munich occupying the first and second spots respectively.

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They suffered a 3-0 defeat in Holland on match day 1 as the Dutch topflight side enjoyed massive home win against their Greek opponents.

With Athens welcoming wounded Bayern on Wednesday, their likelihood of picking a point from the game is very slim and their chances of reaching the next round - low.

At the moment, they are also third on the Greek topflight table - having won four and lost 1 of their last five matches.

5. Young Boys - They are seasoned campaigners in the Europa League but have little or no experience in the European topflight.

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Manchester United hammered them 3-0 in their first game and will travel to the Allianz Stadium to battle Juventus, who haven't drop a point since the start of the season.

The club are regarded as the whipping boys of the group as they are seated at the base of their group with no point and no goal.

6. Monaco - Currently 18th on the French League table with just six points from eight matches this season.

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They also lost their opening group game to Atletico Madrid despite taking the lead earlier in the games.

With Borussia Dortmund and Atletico coasting to victories in their first games, Monaco's chances of progressing into the next round may be a big task.

It is probably better they return to the French League to sort out their issues so as to avoid relegation at the end of the season.

7. Club Brugge - The Blauw-Zwart first progressed to the group stage of the Champions League in 1992-93 season.

And since then have been qualifying every now and then, but have most of the times ended their campaign in the Europa League.

At the moment, they are the Belgian League table toppers with 25 points from nine matches yet, they seem not to have the arsenal to pull through from their group.

They are seated at the base of Group A where Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are favourites to progress from the group.

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