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The Top 5 UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Matchups

The Top 5 UEFA Champions Round Of 16 Matchups




The draw for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 was held Monday in Nyon, Switzerland and, as usual, we have a veritable smorgasbord of phenomenal matchups to commence the knockout rounds of Europe's most amazing competition come February.

Without precedent for Champions League history, every one of the 16 groups entering the knockout stage originates from one of Europe's best five classes. There will be no minnows participating in a walk to the last in Istanbul.

Each apparatus in the round of 16 will present its very a lot of energy, yet a few matchups remain over the rest and shouldn't be missed by any individual who cherishes the game. Considering that, in no organization, here are the main five 2019-20 Champions League round of 16 matchups

Atlético Madrid versus Liverpool

Liverpool supporters might be feeling a touch of good fortune over the way that they get the opportunity to start their voyage through the knockout adjusts in a similar spot they lifted Old Big Ears last season, Atlético's Estadio Metropolitano. Right now, Liverpool is on a tear through the English Premier League, by one way or another looking superior to the group that won the Champions League a year ago, while Atlético is amidst a remake and fumbling in La Liga. Atlético supervisor Diego Simeone can make any tie intense on an adversary, however, Jurgen Klopp and the Reds ought to have the quality to progress.

Feb. 18, at Estadio Metropolitano

Walk 11, at Anfield

Borussia Dortmund versus Paris Saint-Germain

With six back to back Ligue 1 titles in its pockets and a noteworthy lead in the table this season, PSG will be hyper-centered around verifying the one bit of flatware that has since quite a while ago got away it. What's more, in the wake of rising up out of the gathering stage undefeated, including a 3-0 beatdown of Real Madrid to open the competition, this year might be it's absolute best yet. The Parisians will likewise be given a lift by the way that their supervisor, Thomas Tuchel, used to oversee Dortmund and will be acquainted with a large number of the players there. Be that as it may, Lucien Favre and Dortmund endure the Group of Death over Inter Milan and aren't to be thought little of.

Feb. 18, at Westfalenstadion

Walk 11, at Parc des Princes

Chelsea versus Bayern Munich

One of the greater stuns in Champions League history came in 2012 when interval director Roberto Di Matteo drove Chelsea to a title over Bayern Munich in Munich. In any case, this may not be a wonderful return for director Frank Lampard, who was a basic piece of that Chelsea squad. Chelsea ripped at its way into the knockout round over Ajax by only one point. Even though the Blues are demonstrating a huge amount of guarantee in the primary season under Lampard, the protection is a wreck and the squad is unpracticed. In any case, Bayern is still under the consideration of between time chief Hansi Flick after the sacking of Niko Kovač in November and its indistinct whether a lasting substitution will be named by February. Bayern is fifth in the Bundesliga table, yet between eminent assailants, for example, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, it ought to have enough capacity to move beyond the frequently permeable Chelsea guard.

Feb. 25, at Stamford Bridge

Walk 18, at Allianz Arena

Napoli versus Barcelona

Barcelona sits on La Liga and by and by an asserted top spot in its Champions League gathering, however, there's as yet a feeling that this side could be powerless. Lionel Messi is still Lionel Messi, however, his supporting give isn't a role as solid as it once seemed to be. Quick sides who can assault on the counter can cause Barcelona heaps of issues, similar to Liverpool did in its unbelievable rebound at Anfield last season. Be that as it may, that misfortune could likewise have spurned Messi on to by and by arriving at the pinnacle of European soccer, having not won the Champions League since 2015. Napoli, in the interim, is amidst an emergency following Carlo Ancelotti's takeoff from the club. Genarro Gattuso still has a couple of months to right the ship, however, he has a lot of issues to unravel on the off chance that he needs to progress past Barcelona.

Feb. 25, at Stadio San Paulo

Walk 18, at Camp Nou

Genuine Madrid versus Manchester City

The marquee matchup of the round of 16 is certainly the confrontation between powerhouses Real Madrid and Manchester City. Madrid is endeavoring to come back to the peak in a post-Cristiano Ronaldo world after four titles in five years somewhere in the range of 2014 and 2018 while City is endeavoring to assert some authority at the top without precedent for club history. City as of now trail Liverpool by 14 points in the Premier League, pretty much distant, so Pep Guardiola may decide to concentrate his endeavors on the Champions League to win a definitive prize. Like constantly under Zinedine Zidane, Madrid began the season gradually yet, at last, seems, by all accounts, to be getting its ocean legs. Despite who wins this challenge, anticipate that they should be a risk late into the challenge.

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