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Champions League Last 16 Draw – Reaction

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TOPSHOT - A picture shows a screen displaying the fixtures after the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ruthless Champions League Draw Leaves English Sides on Edge 

The latest Champions League fixtures have been released as of Monday 11th December and they haven’t disappointed. The following report will look to discuss the stand-out ties along with the likely outcomes.

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Real Madrid v PSG
Let’s start with what I would call this year’s clash of the titans – Real Madrid v PSG. This has to be the biggest fixture on paper even if form doesn’t warrant Madrid that title. Of course, the Spaniards are the European back-to-back defending champions, the first side ever to achieve this status. As for PSG, their summer signings of Neymar and Mbappe are showing the world how potent their attack is, alongside the goal-machine Edinson Cavani. Surely we can expect goals at a guarantee for this match-up, but will it be the veteran Ronaldo or the Brazilian boots of Neymar who takes a step further towards lifting the trophy?


Chelsea v Barcelona
This was a close runner as Chelsea and Barca have great Champions League history with one another – for the neutrals anyway. Football lovers will remember the mesmerizing double leg in 2005 when Chelsea came out 5-4 winners on aggregate. In fact, Chelsea’s record against Barca has been hugely impressive of late, unbeaten in their last seven games, winning two of them – one of which recalls a famous Fernando Torres 90th minute winner. Will Messi give us a classic cameo display or is this time for Eden Hazard to show what he’s all about on the biggest stage in Europe, against one of the most successful European sides?


Juventus v Tottenham
What a fascinating encounter. It couldn’t be more evenly poised. This is why –  Juve are always a force in Europe, finishing Champions League runners-up twice in their last three campaigns. This being said, they haven’t been true to their typical form in Serie A, currently sitting third in the league, so Spurs will sniff potential danger here. And speaking of the North Londoners, they have been the surprise package so far in Europe, securing a top spot finish in the ‘Group of Death’. Pochettino’s men proved they can take on the giants with not only emphatic victories over Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, but remaining invincible in all qualification.


Remaining European fixtures

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Basel v Manchester City

Porto v Liverpool

Sevilla v Manchester United

Real Madrid v Paris Saint Germain

Shakhtar Donestk v Roma

Bayern Munich v Besiktas

 

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