This week there will be four great matches corresponding to the knockout stages of the Champions League. These are the first matches of the first leg of Europe’s most important club championship.
There are currently 16 teams still in the battle for ‘orejona’ and hope to reach the final at Ataturk Olympic Stadium, in Istanbul (Turkey), the scene that will host the Grand Final.
(Also read: Messi and Barcelona wait for Paris Saint-Germain without Neymar).
It must be remembered that Ataturk Olympic Stadium would have hosted the 2020 final (whose champion was Bayern Munich), but given the global emergency due to the Coronavirus pandemic, that cannot be the case.
Tuesday, February 16
Barcelona – Paris Saint-Germain – 3 pm
The most anticipated match of the day will be the Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain match, which can be seen on ESPN. The Blaugrana comes from a season that has raised suspicions, although they have done well in recent days which they hope to preserve.
(Also read: Live broadcast: Minute by minute of the match between Leipzig and Liverpool).
For their part, the Parisians, who will not have Neymar due to injury, hope to continue with a firm step in their battle for the Champions League, thus achieving the desired European crown.
Leipzig – Liverpool – 3 pm
RB Leipzig, one of Europe’s biggest achievements in recent years, is seeking to continue the surprise in European competitions by facing Liverpool, champion of the 2019 UEFA Champions League.
The English are not experiencing their best moments of the season after losing their last three Premier League matches online. On the other hand, the Germans arrived with motivation by reaching the semi-finals of the previous year and finishing second in the Bundesliga.
Wednesday 17 February
Seville – Borussia Dortmund – 3 pm
A duel that promises to be full of emotions. On the other hand, the current European champions Seville have achieved a great campaign in the Spanish League and are currently winning nine consecutive victories.
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But Dortmund is not a contender for underestimation, despite not showing their best form in the Bundesliga. The Germans hope to qualify for the quarter-finals with strong artillery, led by Norwegian Erling Haaland.
Porto vs Juventus – 3 pm
In this last match, Juventus, without Juan Guillermo Cuadrado due to injury, started as a favorite against Porto that includes Colombians Matthews Uribe and Luis Diaz.