The draw for the round of 16 Champions League at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. Some expected round of 16 longer than usual in previous seasons due to the celebrations of the Qatar 2022 World Cup in the months of November and December, which has resulted in the dates of the European competitions being postponed beyond normal and the matches of this encounter will be almost four months take place after the last day of the group stage.
The games of The first leg will be played on 14-15 and 21.-22. February played, the second leg on 7.-8. and 14-15 March. First, the runners-up in their respective groups play at home and return to those of the group firsts as seeded teams. Next, we will analyze all the playoffs:
Prediction Liverpool – Real Madrid
The replay of the last final of the Champions League in Paris, with a 1-0 win for Los Blancos (a goal by Vinicius Jr.), will see them twice in the round of 16. The first leg will be played at Anfield and the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu, giving Carlo Ancelotti’s men a slight advantage over Jurgen Kloop’s men in this clash.
The truth is that these clashes between the Liverpool and Real Madrid are developing into one of the classics of recent years, as this is the third time Vikings and Reds have met in the last six seasons. The Madrid team emerged victorious from all of them, having won the 2018 final in Kyiv (3-1), as well as the quarter-finals of the 2020-2021 Champions League (3-1 in Valdebebas and 0-0 in Anfield). to last season’s final (1-0 at Saint-Denis Stadium in Paris).
These are the two clubs with the most Champions League finals (including the previous European Cup): 17 Real Madrid and 10 Liverpool. The fact that these two teams will face each other in this duel is partly surprising as the probability was over 20%.
He Liverpool qualified second in their Group Aafter Italy’s Napoli side gave them a stunning 4-1 win at Diego Armando Maradona, while Real Madrid suffered much less to take first place in Group F.
Historical Emilio Butragueño, current director of institutional relations at Real Madrid, always reserved and cautious, said something after the draw that we should all keep in mind, namely: “The World Cup conditions for the whole season (…) We’re two historic teams and it’s going to be a fascinating duel for the fans. Liverpool are a champions club and it’s going to be very difficult”, and sees a small advantage in “the second game being played at the Bernabéu, with all that that means”.
The ‘Reds’ have not started the season particularly well in the Premier League, which means they have very difficult to fight for the english league 16 points behind leaders Arsenal to even qualify for Champions League spots next season as Manchester United are 7 points behind. It appears to be so It may be the last table of salvation for Jurgen Kloop’s.
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Prediction RB Leipzig – Manchester City
The Germans of the “Red Bull” drink were classified second in their group behind Real Madrid, having won the last four group stage games, including a home win against the white team (3-2). In the Bundesliga, they haven’t experienced defeat in the last four games they played before the winter break, which has put them third in the table, with real ambitions for a top four position that will allow them to play the Champions League next season.
The team led by Pep Guardiola achieved first place in Group G with absolute calm, carried away the last three days. It’s not that easy in the Premier League, with Mikel Arteta’s not giving up on Arsenal in their quest to win the English league and not relinquish first place despite the onslaught of the citizens.
If Haaland is healthy, the Germans will have it in Mandarin Chinese, in addition to the fact that they will arrive in less time compared to the English with much less preparation time and more official games to carry.
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Eintracht Frankfurt – Napoli Prediction
The Germans finished second in Group D after beating Sporting CP on the last matchday and in fourth place in the German Bundesliga, level on points with Unión Berlin in the fight for entry into the Champions League, but without a lead (7 points away). from FC Bayern Munich).
The Naples is a surprise both in the Champions League, after finishing first in their group ahead of Liverpool, whom they beat 4-1 on day one, and in the Italian league, where they finish first by six points, ahead of Milan and so far without losing a game.
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Prediction Inter Milan – Porto
He Inter Milan reached the second place of group C after lEliminate all options from Barcelona with their win and draw against the Spaniards. They are fifth in the Italian league and are fighting for places to play in the Champions League next season.
He Porto were top of Group B with four straight wins, excluding Atlético de Madrid from any option to compete in Europe this season. In the Portuguese league, they are second behind Benfica and it doesn’t look like they will become champions this season as they are six points away from first place.
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Prediction Paris Saint Germain – FC Bayern Munich
- Finished game: PSG 0 – 1 Bayern Munich
Brugge – Benfica Prediction
- Match completed: Club Brugge 0 – 2 Benfica
Prediction AC Milan – Tottenham Hotspur
- Match completed: AC Milan 1 – 0 Tottenham
Borussia Dortmund – Chelsea Prediction
- Finished game: Dortmund 1 – 2 Chelsea