Following Spectacular performances by PSG, Manchester City, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Salzburg last week, the next eight clubs will try to put on a similar show as the Champions League Round-of-16 the first leg resumes for mouth-watering encounters.
Chelsea will strive to extend their winning streak across tournaments against Lille, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United will try to keep edge past over a defiant Atletico Madrid . Villarreal will host Juventus at their home ground for the first leg of the Champions League Round-of-16 clashes, as they try to build on their Europa League success. We look at the major clashes that take place this week
Juventus vs Villareal
Villarreal kept their best for last in the group stage, securing their place with a 3-2 win against Atalanta, but Juventus chose the opposite route, winning their first four matches to qualify. the new addition in the squad with the likes of Vlahovic will add to Juventus attacking prowess.
Chelsea vs Lille
Chelsea finished second in their group, but progress was relatively simple for Thomas Tuchel’s holders, with all three of their home games ending in triumphs and clean sheets. Lille, on the other hand, had to wait until the final match to qualify, with a 3-1 win over Wolfsburg securing their place in the Round of 16, and a 2-1 win over Sevilla on Matchday 4 crucial to their promotion to Group G.
Manchester united vs Athletico madrid
The only prior meeting between these European heavyweights occurred in the 1991-92 European Cup Winners’ Cup, with Alex Ferguson’s side never recovering after losing 0-3 in Madrid in the first leg. They’ll be hoping to escape a similar fate when they visit Diego Simeone’s side under Ralf Rangnick. Cristiano Ronaldo is perhaps athletico worst nighmare has seven goals in ten European matches against Atlético Madrid. athletico will bank on luis suarez to do the scoring.
Benfica vs Ajax
Benfica, the two-time European champions, will face Ajax, the four-time champions, for a quarterfinal spot. The teams last met in the group stage of the 2018-19 season, with a 1-1 draw in Lisbon after Ajax won the Amsterdam leg 1-0. The Eagles were also eliminated in the quarterfinals en route to the 1969 European Cup final, and the semifinals en route to the 1972 European Cup final. Ajax will want to build on past season sucess
Where to watch champions league in India
Sony Sports Network, the official broadcaster of the tournament, will telecast key battles of the UEFA Champions League in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Marquee matches like Chelsea vs Lille and Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United will also be available with language commentary on SONY TEN 3 channels in Hindi and SONY TEN 4 channels in Tamil & Telugu.