UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Preview

Last week’s action saw Juventus, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Liverpool go through the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. Another 8 teams await their fate as they go into their return leg of the Round of 16 matches.

Here’s a look at the 4 intriguing fixtures with IST.

Manchester United Vs Sevilla

1st leg: Sevilla 0-0 Man Utd

It was an uninspiring performance by Manchester United in their away match against Sevilla with David de Gea being the star performer (yet again!) with one breath-taking save. It was an evening to forget for the United fans. With no away goals scored, the only way for United to go through is by winning the home game at Old Trafford.

With a brilliant victory over Liverpool at the weekend, Rashford being the cult hero by scoring 2 well taken goals. He will surely start this game. Optimism is brimming in the United dugout at the moment and a win will surely boost the confidence of the fans who will be hoping for a strong finish to the season.

Sevilla can be dangerous on the counter and can cause some troubles but Manchester United are expected to win this one.

Read Scoops: Manchester United 3-1 Sevilla

A S Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk

1st leg: Shakhtar 2-1 Roma

Another exciting tie on the cards as Roma scored the all-important away goal. It was a great comeback win for the home team after falling behind in the first half.

Roma would be hoping to score early and put the pressure back on the visitors. Roma have a trump card in Cengiz Under who has been impressive lately. Have Roma finally found the heir to Mo Salah?

With both teams being unpredictable on the football pitch, this tie can go anywhere.

Read Scoops: Roma 3-1 Shakhtar

Besiktas vs FC Bayern Munchen

1st leg: Bayern Munich 5-0 Besiktas

This should be an absolute no brainer for the visitors. Bayern are in scintillating form at the moment and any team should be wary of them in the next round. Just like Manchester City, they create waves and waves of attacks. Bayern have been relentless recently and will be gunning for European glory once again, their last win was in 2013.

Expecting an easy win for Bayern in this Champions League game.

Read Scoops: Besiktas 0-0 FC Bayern

Barcelona vs Chelsea

1st leg: Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona

Everyone expected a victory for the Catalans in their last match but Chelsea surprised all and could have won the match if not for that momentary lapse of concentration. Conte came up with a plan and the players played their part to perfection.

Barcelona got their crucial away goal and that might prove to be the difference after all. Nou Camp has been a fortress so far this season and expecting any sort of result would be a huge task for Chelsea. However they have history on their side as they beat Barca last time around with a man down.

This match is between 2 managers known for their tactical prowess and we hope it lives to its mark.

Read Scoops: Barcelona 2-1 Chelsea

Enjoy the matches folks and watch out this space for further updates in the tournament.

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