This Thursday the group stage of Champions League. Atalanta and Villarreal will collide in Bergamo (in a match that was scheduled for Wednesday but that the snow storm over the city suspended) to define the last classified to the round of 16 of the highest European competition.
This first stage left us moments for history. The main one, the elimination of FC Barcelona. The Barça team said goodbye through the false door of the competition after being beaten 3-0 by Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. He will have to be content with playing the Europa League.
Despite the pending meeting in Italy, we already know how the bass drums. In the first one, the group winners were consolidated. These are: Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Lille and Juventus.
While in the Pot 2, the seconds of each classification are located. PSG, Atlético Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Inter Milan, Benfica, Salzburg and Chelsea it’s conformed.
In this way, speculation between possible crosses between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo captured the attention of football fans. Their teams (PSG and Manchester United) could be matched by not finding themselves in the same pots.
The last time both players met in the Champions League was when ‘Leo’ wore the colors of Barcelona and ‘CR7’ those of Real Madrid. It happened in 2011. The Barça team managed to beat the whites in the semifinals by a 3-1 aggregate.
Let us remember that in the knockout stages of the Champions League, no team may face a club from their group or from their own federation. Likewise, the winners of the groups and seeds will play the first leg away and the second leg at home.
Only three teams managed to advance with perfect scores to the round of 16. Liverpool, Ajax and Bayern Munich had no trouble getting the lead in their group and are positioned as the favorites to fight for the title.
When is the Champions League round of 16 draw?
The pairings for the knockout stages of the Champions League will be announced this Monday, December 13, in the draw organized by UEFA at its headquarters in Nyon in Switzerland.
The transmission can be followed by the official UEFA website from 6:00 am (Peruvian time). trickdunia.com will bring you all the details and incidents of the event.
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