Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich and Manchester United vs. Paris St. Germain are two of the extra attractive matchups within the spherical of 16 of the Champions League, which was drawn on Monday.
Manchester United is in disarray, standing solely sixth within the Premier League and coming off a loss to Liverpool. It should face a frightening activity in opposition to P.S.G., unbeaten and already 10 factors clear within the French league, which it has dominated in recent times. However the prize P.S.G. most covets, the Champions League, has to this point eluded it. This would be the first European assembly between the groups.
The attacking trio of Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Edinson Cavani will likely be significantly imposing in opposition to a Manchester United protection that has surrendered 29 objectives in 17 video games, the fifth highest complete within the Premier League.
Liverpool is in first place within the Premier League and searching like a robust contender for its first title since 1990. It faces a significant impediment in Bayern, although that staff is unexpectedly again in third place within the Bundesliga, which it has gained six instances in a row.
The 2 different English groups additionally drew German opposition. Spurs will play Bundesliga leaders Dortmund, and Manchester Metropolis will face Schalke.
The opposite video games will likely be Lyon-Barcelona, Ajax-Actual Madrid, Atlético Madrid-Juventus and Roma-Porto. The primary legs will likely be performed on Feb. 12, 13, 19 and 20 and the second legs on March 5, 6, 12 and 13.
Oddsmakers have Manchester Metropolis as the favourite to win the occasion for the primary time, adopted by Barcelona, Juventus and P.S.G. The winner of the final three Champions Leagues, Actual Madrid, shouldn’t be favored this 12 months; it stands solely fourth within the Spanish League and fired its new supervisor, Julen Lopetegui, in October.
Porto, of all groups, had the very best file within the group stage at 5-Zero-1. Although nonetheless an extended shot to take dwelling the highest prize, it does have a comparatively form attract Roma.
The longest shot within the discipline, at 400-1, is Schalke, which is barely 13th within the Bundesliga and should play Manchester Metropolis within the spherical of 16.
On stability the final 16 is sort of sturdy; there have been few if any upsets within the group stage.
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich leads the competitors in scoring to this point with eight objectives.
The Champions League Last is June 1 in Wanda Metropolitano, Atlético Madrid’s dwelling stadium.
Additionally drawn Monday was the Europa League. The 16 matchups embody: Malmo vs. the event favourite Chelsea, Celtic vs. Valencia, Zurich vs. Napoli, Seville vs. Lazio, and BATE Borisov vs. Arsenal.