It may take longer than expected, but the draw for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 is complete. After it should be redo after the original drawing was done incorrectly Due to what UEFA considers to be a technical error, we finally know the eight matches that will determine who will advance to the quarter-finals. The first leg will take place on February 15-16 while the second leg takes place on March 8-9. You can watch all the matches above. Supreme +.
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8. Chelsea vs. Lille
This is not a contest for Chelsea, even with their recent defensive problems. Lille are not even in the top half of Ligue 1 and have had problems at both ends of the pitch. Assuming the Blues are quite healthy, they should be able to get a good result in the first leg and the journey in the second leg. But the instability at the back can make this interesting. Thomas Tuchel knows Lille very well from his time at PSG.
7. Bayern Munich vs FC Salzburg
This is perhaps the biggest tipping point for a team to win, and Bayern may have the best team in the world right now, but Salzburg is no match. With American Brenden Aaronson and a host of talent throughout the starting lineup, the first Austrian club to reach the round of 16 will be ready. They can play, they can keep the excitement going for the first leg, and they can score against Bayern. It probably won’t come close in the end, but it’s certainly an interesting one given to what extent the young quality will appear on both sides’ pitch.
6. Sporting Lisbon vs. Manchester City
Sporting Lisbon have been a surprise in the league, and they certainly have the qualifications to make this up. Now, can they win? That is unlikely to happen. But they’ve shown the ability to deal with a team like Dortmund, so there’s no reason why they can’t make City sweat, especially when Pep Guardiola’s side are having the most lacking performances. shop on public goods. Guardiola’s City tend to play cautiously in their Champions League relationships and that makes them uncomfortable at times, with at least one opportunity Sporting can capitalize on.
5. Villarreal vs. Juventus
This is a better Villarreal in recent memory and a worse Juve in recent memory. It can really go either way, but one thing is for sure – we’ll hit some targets. While Villarreal progressed a bit better, Juve have big names in defence hoping to live up to their reputation despite having passed their teenage years. Hopefully this match will be over when all is said and done, with Juve having the slight edge.
4. Benfica vs. Ajax
The two legendary clubs, past winners of the competition, hope to break the trend of big money, top league win all. Ajax are the more overrated team thanks to their dominance, but Benfica has the depth and strength in their squad to make this possible. This is arguably the most intriguing matchup in terms of underrated quality. I can’t wait to see Antony try to overcome the muscle Benfica has in the back. If Ajax march on this game, it’s time to start treating them as real title contenders.
3. Inter Milan vs. Liverpool
The most favorite team in Serie A facing one of the top contenders to win the Champions League is Liverpool. It is true that Inter did better than expected after losing key players like Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi, but it is undeniable that the Red Devils are favored for promotion. If Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez can find space and produce in front of goal, Inter will have a shot thanks to the defence. But, it is a noble task and although it is not an ideal draw for Liverpool, they will love their chances.
2. Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United
There’s only one plot that matters here, and that’s Cristiano Ronaldo facing the club where he did the unthinkable. Basically, Ronaldo ripped Atleti’s heart out of his chest and continued to stomp in place for many years. He will hope to do it again. He was part of two Real Madrid teams that beat Atleti in the Champions League final, the most recent coming in 2016 when CR7 scored the winning goal on the penalty spot at the San Siro in Milan. Now, he’s suffered some heartbreaking defeats against Los Colchoneros, but more often than not, he’s on top. But this time around, despite being second in their table, Atleti must be seen as a softer candidate than the unstable Reds… if they are to have any defence.
1. PSG vs. Real Madrid
Where do we start? How much time do you have? There’s a lot of compelling storylines here that make this easily the most engaging match. First, you’ve seen Lionel Messi face his biggest rival of his entire Barcelona career. Then you also have PSG’s Kylian Mbappe facing the team that many think he will likely join next summer. Want more? How about PSG defender Sergio Ramos going up against his former club? Oh, and Hakimi and Keylor Navas too. There’s a lot of familiarity here, as Real coach Carlo Ancelotti took charge of PSG a decade ago. Fireworks coming…
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