The threat of the big teams of the Premier League flies over Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the draw for the knockout stages of the Champions League which is being held this Monday in Nyon (12.00, Movistar Champions League and Eurosport).
The factors that will determine the crossings —to measure the first against the second, which did not compete in the same group and not be able to face teams from the same country— have given to Manchester City, Pep Guardiola is the opponent more possible for Atletico with 28.9 % chance, according to the journalist, and statistical MisterChip. Occur, the confrontation would play under the prism of the styles antagonistic to that advocated by their respective technicians. Liverpool, current runner-up of the competition, and Manchester United can play either Real Madrid and Barcelona. Imposes more the team of Jürgen Kloop, which is discussing the dominance in the Premier City, the United. This frightens more by pedigree, by the roster of players and by the skill of Jose Mourinho to play in the playoffs. For the game shown so far, the red devils bully rather little.
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The Madrid, in addition, it can also be paired with the uncomfortable and daring Tottenham for Mauricio Pochettino, thriving in the Premier and revitalized in the Champions League after achieving a draw in the Nou Camp and by the tripping of the Inter against PSV who provided the rating.
Of the three Spanish teams, is without a doubt Athletic, which will see a prize draw with more chances of facing one of the coconuts from the competition. Not having won in Bruges and finish second of their group behind Dortmund we have assumed that, apart from the City, can be measured to Juventus Christian, Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich. Only the Porto of Iker Casillas can be considered a rival more affordable for the set of Simeone. For durability style and the added punch of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juve is the rival most feared by the technical body and the players atletico, above the own City, PSG and irregular and aged Bayern, which is in full transition. To prevent Guardiola's team, the odds would appear for Atletico in this order: PSG (18,84%), Juventus (18,51%), Bayern (17,86%) and Porto (15,86%).tap the photo CHART: Statistics of the 16 classified
Out of the English clubs, both for Real Madrid and for Barcelona, for football, cool and offensive, is the Ajax team that they could complicate the pass to the quarterfinals. The ballast of the Dutch team are the facilities granted to the contrary from losses the innocent in the risky departures of the ball that practice. A priori, neither Schalke or Lyon should pose too many problems to both. The Rome, which can only deal with the Barcelona, it seems this year the uncomfortable and competitive team that signed the macho the last year of back to the Valverde 4-1 from the first leg.
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Schalke 04 (17,70%) is the opponent most likely to Madrid. After the germans, it appears Tottenham (17,21%), Liverpool and Lyon (17,19) and Manchester United (17,10%). Last is the Ajax (13,59%).
As for the whites, Schalke would be the one that more options would intersect with the Barcelona, but in this case with more options (with 18.3%). After appear Liverpool, United and Lyon (17,215). After them the Rome (16.08 per cent) and finally the Ajax (13.8 per cent).
The qualifiers of the final round will take place the days 12 and 13, and 19 and 20 February the adi, and 5 and 6 and on 12 and 13 march, the back. The videoarbitraje (VAR) will be used as from this round, as recently adopted by the UEFA in his last executive committee.
Villarreal, Sevilla, Betis and Valencia, head of series in the Europe League
Villarreal, Betis, Sevilla and Valencia, this from the group stage of the Champions League, will be seeded in the draw for the knockout phase of the Europa League, so that will be played the return match at home. The Lazio and Sporting of Portugal are, a priori, the two teams with the most complicated that can be to cope the four-team Spanish. The playoffs will be played on 16 February, the ida, and the 23, the back.