5 dream Champions League draws in the round of 16
The 2018-19 Champions League's group stage is over, and now sixteen teams have qualified for the next round. Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, PSG, Porto, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Juventus have topped their respective groups while Atletico Madrid, Tottenham, Liverpool, Schalke, Ajax, Lyon, Roma and Manchester United have come second. Here are the five dream Champions League draws that can happen this term.
Dortmund and Manchester United: Can United survive the German heat?
Borussia Dortmund are Bundesliga table-toppers and in tremendous form currently, even blasting Atletico 4-0 at home. Manchester United are going through the exact opposite phase, but have shown character in away matches this season, even defeating Juventus, one of the favorites this term. A draw between these two sides will be exciting, to say the least, but Dortmund will be the clear favorites.
Will Klopp's high-pressing football hold the Blaugrana at bay?
The last UCL meeting between the two teams was in the 2007 Champions League round of 16 where Liverpool won and went on to be defeated by AC Milan in the final. These two sides are playing different styles of football, where Barcelona concentrate on possession, Liverpool like to press high. This will be a battle between two of the finest European teams presently.
Atletico Madrid vs PSG will be a treat for fans
While PSG boast an envious front three of Neymar, Mbappe, and Cavani, Atletico have a strong defense, conceding the least number of goals in La Liga this term. PSG, having qualified from a tough group, will be raring to prove their merit on the European stage. Atletico were on equal points with Dortmund, and Costa-Griezmann's combination can make matters difficult for any opponent.
Tottenham drew with Barcelona, can they stop Real Madrid?
Tottenham Hotspur managed to hold Barcelona to a draw at the Camp Nou, and with the great promise they have shown this term, they will be eager to make a mark in the Champions League. Real Madrid, though not faring well in La Liga, have topped their group yet again, and will want to give their everything to defend the title successfully.
Bayern Munich vs Roma: Will Roma stop the Bavarians?
Bayern Munich are not in their finest shape right now, but considering the immense class present in their squad, they can never be ruled out. Roma have not been impressive in the Serie A, currently ranked eighth, but they had stopped the star-studded Barcelona side last season, and if they can replicate the form again, we can see their surprise entry into the quarterfinals.