🔮The UEFA Champions League is BACK: All Key Insights & Betting Tips
Just as all the top leagues in Europe are ending, it would not get any higher than this! The UEFA Champions league returns at a very critical second to push our exhilaration further. And the grand finale will be held on 23 August 2020 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal.
What gives it a tingling feeling is a reality that there might not be 2nd legs in the quarter and semi-finals. However, earlier than we even think about the sector-finals, why now not check the games that will return with the second legs.
So far, four teams have already certified their places for the quarter-finals, namely;
- Atalanta (Italy)
- Atletico Madrid (Spain)
- Paris Saint-Germain (France)
- RB Leipzig (Germany)
The following ties aren’t yet concluded as they must play the second legs, with the winner advancing to the next round as usual:
- Chelsea vs Bayern Munich (Bayern lead 3-0 on aggregate)
- Napoli vs Barcelona (1-1 on aggregate, Barca lead by away goals rule)
- Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City (Manchester city lead 2-1 on aggregate)
- Olympique Lyon vs Juventus (Lyon lead 1-0 on aggregate)
📅Round of 16 dates and Betting Tips
- Real Madrid vs Manchester City
City goes into the second leg with 2-1 lead. However, Real Madrid at home can be a tough side, as they got a crucial away goal.
- Juventus vs Lyon
By some means, Lyon took advantage and snatched a goal back in France, but with the old lady gunning for Champions League achievement, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to switch on the lights at the Allianz Stadium.
- Barcelona vs Napoli
After Barcelona lost the La Liga title to Real Madrid, Messi and co. will be back to make some amends and go for the recently elusive UCL title.
- Bayern Munich vs Chelsea
With Bayern Munich grabbing a cosy three-zero lead inside the first leg, it is extremely hard for Frank Lampard to turn the tide at the Allianz area in Germany.
💁What you need to know about the QUARTER & SEMI-FINALS!
The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final will be played as an instant knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal in August.
All the matches will be single-leg fixtures and will be played between Benfica’s Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (which will host the final) and Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade.
- Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain
Many football fanatics have been impressed with the performance of the new boys, Atalanta. This means that the French Giants must no longer underestimate this season’s dark horses, in any other case, we’d get dealt with a SHOCKER!
- RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid
RB Leipzig continues its progress as they climb the ladder of the Elite in European football teams. Simply ask Jose Mourinho whose Tottenham got thumped in both legs, within the last 16. However, their predominant hurdle is a stone-cold defensive Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals!
- Napoli/Barcelona v Chelsea/Bayern Munich
On this tie, Barcelona has a higher chance of progressing, particularly with that one away goal. And they’re most probably to take Bayern Munich who may not let a 3-0 lead slip as they welcome Chelsea back home in Germany.
- Real Madrid/Manchester City v Lyon/Juventus
Now, this tie might be a very last any soccer fan would die for. Juventus, in the event that they manage to conquer Lyon, might be in for a tough test as they shall face either Real Madrid or Manchester City… what a cracker this will be!
7–8 August – Round of 16 2nd legs
12–15 August – Quarter-finals (Lisbon)
18–19 August – Semi-finals (Lisbon)
23 August – Final (Estádio do game Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon)