Champions League: They Are Only Eight

The UEFA Champions League quarterfinal schedule is not without interest with a rematch of the final final and a 100% English clash between Liverpool and Manchester City. Sevilla and AS Roma will try to beat the predictions against Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona.

Juventus Turin-Real Madrid (today at 14:45)

These two major Europe meet for the 20 th time in their history and for the first time in the final won by Spain (4-1) in June. This duel also marks the return of Zinedine Zidane to Turin, his playing field between 1996 and 2001. The Allianz Stadium is particularly inhospitable for the visiting clubs since only one managed to win – Lazio Rome – during Last 75 games. However, we know the power of Real Madrid, which remains on five consecutive victories in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo still excels in the Champions League with 12 goals in 720 minutes. Note that Miralem Pjanic and Medhi Benatia are suspended for Juve.

Sevilla FC-Bayern Munich (today at 14:45)

With a double from Wissam Ben Yedder, Sevilla has created a certain surprise by eliminating Manchester United in the previous round. Last weekend, the Andalusians were also within minutes of suffering a first loss to FC Barcelona in La Liga. Bayern Munich is therefore warned of the ability of his opponent to raise his level in this type of time. Obviously, the Munich, present at this stage of the competition for the seventh time in a row, are very widely favored. Since Jupp Heynckes returned to the bench last October, they have won 27 of their 30 games.

Liverpool-Manchester City (tomorrow at 2:45 pm)

The Reds and Citizens have never met at European Cups, but this big first promises to produce sparks. Liverpool advance at a hellish pace with 3.5 goals scored on average and the best goal difference of the competition (+22). With 37 goals this season, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is also at the heart of Pep Guardiola’s concerns. We know the collective strength of Manchester City, who knows particularly well traveling with a record of 19 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in 25 trips. Sergio Aguero should be back from injury, but Guardiola could keep the same offensive trident as Everton.

FC Barcelona-AS Rome (tomorrow at 14:45)

FC Barcelona still plays on three levels: the Liga that dominates largely, the Spanish Cup and therefore the Champions League, where he found AS Roma. Back from injury, Lionel Messi has already had a major impact in Seville last weekend. Sergio Busquets should also find his place against the Romans. Whether they line up in 4-3-3 or 4-4-2, the Catalans are still based on strong principles: possession of the ball, high pressing, contribution sideways. They conceded only two goals during the competition. On the Roman side, striker Edin Dzeko is in great shape, having been involved in 7 of 11 goals in the Champions League.


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