Champions League

Champions League Round of 16 Preview: Dortmund vs PSG. Atletico vs Liverpool

So where do we start? So many plots and subplots. If you were a Hollywood director you’d make a blockbuster movie out of this match.

For starters, this will be the third time these teams are meeting each other in official capacity and there’s also the fact that Thomas Tuchel coach Borussia Dortmund for years between 2015 – 2017 before leaving to join PSG. Plus, Neymar may be available for this tie.

Another interesting stat is that PSG, based on history, have usually fared well against German oppositions and are coming into this match on the back of 23 undefeated matches in all competitions and that bodes well for the Parisians.

Dortmund on the other hand, are flying high in the German Bundesliga with the likes of Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho, and Erling Braut Haaland are all in sensational form and scoring goals for fun.

It will be interesting to see how both managers line up their teams given that, for all both teams attacking prowess, neither of them are particularly known to be defensively astute.

One thing we do know for sure is that this promises to be a thoroughly entertaining and attacking encounter with two of Europe’s most exciting teams locking horns in Dortmund.

Elsewhere,

Altletico Madrid hosts current European Champions Liverpool at Wanda Metropolitano. This version of Atletico may not be the version from a couple of years ago but with Diego Simeone at the helm, they can not be underestimated even if they haven’t been breathtaking this season.

Liverpool meanwhile are arguably the best team in europe right no now —scratch that — they’ve been the best team all season long seeing how they’ve navigated every hurdle in their path and are the only unbeaten team in Europe’s top leagues.

With the best defence in europe and a front three boasting the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohammed Salah, it is difficult to bet against them.

It is important to mention that these two are familiar foes when it comes to the champions league having played each other several times in the past. In fact, their last four matches has produced two draws and one win a piece for each team so anything is still possible.

Charles I Adebiyi Administrator

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