UEFA Champions League Stage Set for Round of 16 Draw

Champions League round of 16 draw

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United could face Lionel Messi’s PSG’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) if they draw for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Monday.

The rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi who revived their rivalry in the Spanish League is one of the possible matches predicted to be on Monday given the different rules. As predicted, United could run for Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Inter Milan, Salzburg, or Sporting without PSG.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could face Atletico, Benfica, Inter, Salzburg, Sporting, or Villarreal of Spain.

Four English clubs – defending champions Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United, however, hope to avoid top-flight clubs such as Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Real Madrid in a tournament to be held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. Switzerland, Monday.

However, it may be a little difficult. These clubs are confident that they will avoid teams from the same country as those they have encountered in the last round, which means that at least one of them could enter the top one.

Other clubs in the spotlight are Ajax of the Netherlands, Bayern Munich of Germany, Juventus of Italy, LOSC Lille of France, Atletico Madrid of Spain, Benfica of Portugal, Inter Milan of Italy, Paris Saint-Germain of France, Salzburg of Austria, Sporting CP of Italy. Portugal and the Villarreal of Spain.

Of the 16 winning teams in the relegation zone, eight clubs – Ajax, Bayern, Juventus, Liverpool, Lille, Manchester City, Man United, and Real Madrid – have lost and will be part of one draw.

Considering the various combinations, the defending champions Chelsea could get into

It will play two-legged matches with the first scheduled for 15/16/22/23 February and the second on 8/9/15/16 March. The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will take place on March 18.

The big difference this year and last year is to eliminate the away goal rule.

As there is no goal of away goals, if the games are a draw after 180 minutes, the teams will have to go to extra time regardless of the number of goals each team has scored at home and away. If the teams will not be separated after an additional 30 minutes, the balance goes to the penalties.

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