16 teams participating in the Europa League had not had much time analyzing the 1st Legs and just 7 days later they are going play the decisive 2nd legs. Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Marseille were the biggest winners of the matches last week and could be considered as favorites to go through, but there is plenty to play for in all 8 games.
After last week’s drama and learning the first 4 teams to reach the Quarter Finals, now we will learn the other 4 teams to qualify for the next round. Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus, and holders Real Madrid are expecting to learn the other 4 teams which are going to be presented at the draw later this week. Manchester United and Chelsea have the chance to add to the English club’s presence in the tournament, but their task will not be that easy because they must overcome Sevilla and Barcelona respectively.
The road to this year’s final in Lyon, France is in full swing and 16 teams from 10 different countries enter Round 16 of the Europa League. The UEFA Europa League round of 16 features a stellar cast of names with ten previous finalists – including three former winners – joined by dangerous hopefuls such as AC Milan, Lyon, and Leipzig. One of competitions favorites Atletico Madrid face a tough challenge in Russian champions’ hopefuls Lokomotiv Moscow and another big team willing to reach the final is going to be Lyon, knowing that the game will be played on their home stadium. Milan – Arsenal is probably the tie of the round. Elsewhere, two impressive German teams remain in the tournament – Dortmund, and Leipzig, but surprisingly or not – the most represented country in the Europa League is Russia with 3 remaining – CSKA, Lokomotiv, and Zenit.
The decisive 2nd legs of 4 games are to be played in the Champions League with some of Europe’s big guns facing early exit. Paris St Germain and Juventus are facing tough battles ahead of them and will need to play at their best in order to overcome Real Madrid and Tottenham respectively.
After astonishing 16 games being played last week and tremendous 50 goals scored in them, the 2nd Leg is coming your way this week. CSKA Moscow already booked their place in the last 16, after winning 1-0 on aggregate against Crvena Zvezda. Alan Dzagoev scored the winner and he and his team will be looking who the next 15 teams are going to join them in the next round.
Our review for Champions League – Round of 16 – 20-21 February 2018
After witnessing the first games of the Champions League knock-out stage, today we are about to see 15 mouth-watering clashes with plenty to play for. The road to this year’s final in Lyon begins here. One game was played already earlier this week – Serbian champions Crvena Zvezda hosted CSKA Moscow and finished 0-0 and left the return leg with all to play for.
The knock-out stages are finally upon us! It was a couple of weeks of anticipation after the draw was made back in December 2017. Finally, the wait is over and those in love with the greatest game could turn their attention to some huge clashes coming up this week. Here is a quick preview of the games from Champions League.
Now that the busiest period for English clubs is over, we look back in what was one of the most hectic transfer windows in recent history. Alexis Sanchez moving to Manchester United and Arsenal getting the Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund stole the newspapers headlines, but we look what all 20 teams did on the transfer market and more important have they improved their squads:
In the forthcoming weekend, the oldest football tournament returns. The 3rd Round which took place at the beginning of the year didn’t disappoint and Arsenal, Leeds, and Everton are just a few of the big name’s casualties. The question everyone’s asking now – who will be the next big gun to lose to a team playing the Football League? Can Yeovil or Newport pull a shock against Manchester United and Tottenham respectively and could Championship high-flyers Cardiff shock champions hopefuls Manchester City? We give you some games in focus.