The group stage in the Champions League has ended, all pairs of teams fighting for reaching the ¼ finals have become known. Matches ⅛ finals of the Champions League will be held in late February – early March next year. While coaches and players can study their opponents, try to find weaknesses, choose the right tactics and strategy for the upcoming matches.
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It’s time for the showdown
The fight for the main club trophy of football Europe is entering a decisive stage. There are no easy, passable opponents here, just as there is no room for error. Teams in a two-legged confrontation will have to decide which of them is worthy of fighting for the title, and who will have to postpone ambitious plans for the next season. The draw determined the following couples in the ⅛ finals of the Champions League.
RB Leipzig – Manchester City
If Manchester City is still going to win the Champions League for its coach and fans, then the team simply has to go through Leipzig. With all due respect to the German team, it does not have the kind of human resource that Guardiola has. And in terms of the quality of the game, Leipzig is inferior to the “citizens”. City should not have any problems at this stage, the British go to the ¼ finals.
Bruges – Benfica
The draw brought together two almost equal teams in the first round of the playoffs. Everything here will depend on the mood and game form. In this regard, the Belgians are inferior to Benfica. Brugge started the European Cup season well, but then came a streak of relative failures and, as a result, second place in the group. The Portuguese show a smooth, balanced game and have every chance of passing to the next round.
Liverpool – Real Madrid
The teams most recently met in the Champions League final. Then the victory was celebrated by “creamy”. Now Liverpool have a real chance to take revenge on Real Madrid for the insulting defeat and deprive of hopes for another trophy. Defeating the Spaniards will not be easy. “Merseysiders” are still looking for their game, while Madrid show enough quality football. Liverpool will not be able to stop Real Madrid, the Spaniards will go to the next round.
Milan – Tottenham
Milan’s game shows that the team has overcome a losing streak and can again fight for trophies both in the domestic championship and in the international arena. Recall that the last significant success of the Rossoneri happened back in 2007, when the Italians won the Champions League. Tottenham are not shining this season, but most experts believe that it is Spurs that will go to the ¼ finals.
Eintracht – Napoli
The German team with difficulty overcame the group barrier, clinging to a place in the ⅛ finals only in the last round. In the national championship, Eintracht also does not shine. Napoli has no such problems: the team literally tears apart rivals, leading the championship and taking first place in the group stage. The Italians are the undoubted favorites in this confrontation.
Borussia D – Chelsea
Today, Londoners are going through hard times. In the national championship, the “aristocrats” are stuck in the middle of the standings – you can forget about the championship. However, in the Champions League the team feels quite confident. Borussia Dortmund play well in the Bundesliga, but in the group stage of the Champions League looked faded. Chelsea will advance to the next round, the Germans have little chance.
Inter – Porto
Fairly even pair, it is difficult to give preference to one of the teams. Now Porto looks brighter, but by spring everything can change. Still, a slight advantage in this confrontation is on the side of the Portuguese.
PSG – Bayern
Both teams deserve to play in the finals, but the draw decreed otherwise. Both PSG and Bayern easily cleared the group barrier (the Germans have six wins in six matches), neither the Parisians nor the Bavarians have problems in the domestic championships. At the same time, the French team has more stars in its composition, and the German car looks more well-played and balanced. The minimum advantage is on the side of Bavaria.