After a long pause captures the kampioenenbal finally back on. A look ahead at the 1/8 finals.
Manchester United-PSG (Tuesday, 12/2, 21)
This is, without a doubt, the poster is the most eye-catching. Until the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at The Mancunians seemed to be United no chance against the club from the capital of France. But today the roles are somewhat reversed. The Paris club is the last weeks a bit on the dork and should it even without the injured Neymar. The Brazilian superstar, the topschutter at PSG in the Champions League with five goals, also the fight against United to pass by an injury to the same ankle that made him last season almost to his participation in the world cup took.
The players Solskjaer on the other hand have the voetbalplezier recovered since they are liberated from the iron hand of José Mourinho. With the former striker at the helm, won United’s nine matches and played the team once the same. Paul Pogba is once again the star that we saw at the world cup and at Juventus and Marcus Rashford has the road to the nets found, at the expense of Red Devil Romelu Lukaku. Together with Anthony Martial, the young English striker is the talisman of United in the diptych against PSG.
Ajax-Real Madrid (Wednesday 13/2, 21)
Ajax falls this season by his frivolous game. Ajax were in the CL in addition, both at home Bayern Munich in check. Dusan Tadic has five times scored and is therefore the most productive player in red and white. Real are the top-scoring Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, both of them made three goals.
Real Madrid will experience a changeable season and seems to be a way to have to find Cristiano Ronaldo to be forgotten. But ultimately the Royal one of the favourites. Do not forget that also last season, with Ronaldo and Zidane still on-board, Real-reeled until January. Ajax as a favorite label, so would be a bridge too far.
The eye-catcher at Real Madrid is the 18-year-old Brazilian Vinícius Júnior, who since January are devils loosed in the Spanish league and stands out with his speed and daring on the ball. A superstar in the making!
Liverpool-Bayern Munich (19/2, 21)
For both teams it is a first mutual confrontation, which is remarkable given their history on the miljardenbal. With Robert Lewandowski has Bayern Munich in any case a dangerous weapon. The Pool is eight goals the current topschutter of the Champions League and has more scored than the aanvalstrio of Liverpool together: Mo Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino knew together six times and the way to goal to find.
Bayern finished first in their group, while Liverpool, with the heels over the ditch on the last day second was the qualification to the knock-out stages veiligstelde.
Olympique Lyon-FC Barcelona (19/2, 21)
Lyon impresses so far in the Champions League. The French club did in the group stage on Manchester City to win and played at home flush against the English club. Barcelona went on cruise control through to the next round in a tough group, with PSV, Inter and Tottenham. The two teams are each other four times previously encountered. The balance is in favor of the Catalan powerhouse: two times won and two times equal. The biggest eye-catcher on the side of Lyon is Memphis Depay, who with four assists co assistkoning is in the CL and also two times scored. At Barcelona is that logically, Lionel Messi, who is on six goals and one assist.
Atlético Madrid-Juventus (20/2, 21)
In the quest for the first Champions Leaguetriomf since 1996, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo enco against Atlético Madrid, the second-favourite opponent of the Portuguese. In his eight years at Real Madrid did Cristiano Ronaldo a whopping 22 times the nets vibrate against los Colchoneros. The People are warned.
At Atlético, there is recently an ex-Juventusspeler around with Alvaro Morata, who is hired, of Chelsea. The last time that the Spanish striker against an ex-team played in the Champions League, he led his club to the finals: Morata played in 2015 with Juventus in the diptych against his former employer Real Madrid. Both at home and from knew the attacker and when to score.
The remaining matches
AS Roma – FC Porto (12/2)
Tottenham – Borussia Dortmund (13/2)
Schalke 04 – Manchester City (20/2)