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UEFA Champions League Round of 16

The group phase of this year's UEFA Champions League has just ended last week and the final sixteen teams are now defined.

Just looking at the list of those qualified teams, it is clear that this edition will be fought, one more time, by representatives of the most dominant leagues of the moment, that is England (with 3 representatives Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal), Germany (with four representatives Bayern Munich, Bayern Leverkusen, Borussia Dormund and Schalke 04) and Spain (with three representatives Barcelona, Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid). Those three countries take ten spots of the last sixteen. In contrast Italy has only one team Juventus, on this round, somewhat strange for what used to be one of the top world leagues.

As usual Real Madrid, Barcelona FC, Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC look like the strongest teams and heavy favorites to win the championship, but can not forget other great squads such as Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico de Madrid .

The draw for the Round of 16th, took place today and has defined the following series, which will be played between February 17th and March 18th, 2015:

  • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) vs. Chelsea FC (ENG)
  • FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) vs. FC Bayern München (GER)
  • FC Schalke 04 (GER) vs. Real Madrid CF (SPA)
  • FC Basel 1893(SUI) vs. FC Porto (POR)
  • Manchester City FC (ENG) vs. FC Barcelona (SPA)
  • Juventus (ITA) vs Borussia Dortmund (GER)
  • Bayern 04 Leverkusen(GER) vs Club Atlético de Madrid (SPA)
  • Arsenal FC (ENG) vs AS Monaco FC (FRA)

What are you favorites to make to the Quarter Finals? Any surprises you would like to see?

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scheng1 wrote on December 16, 2014, 12:07 AM

If Italy team wins, that will be a great surprise.

nbaquero wrote on December 16, 2014, 11:06 AM

scheng1 that would be a surprise for sure.

LadyDuck wrote on December 16, 2014, 11:50 AM

You know that I am not a football fan, anyway if I had to pick up a team from your list, my choice would be the Paris St.Germain. I am Italian but I do not like Juventus.

LoudMan wrote on December 16, 2014, 1:33 PM

You seem to be having fun. What sport is this?

nbaquero wrote on December 17, 2014, 10:57 AM

So nice to see you here LadyDuck Why not cheering for the Swiss team instead?

nbaquero wrote on December 17, 2014, 10:58 AM

LoudMan Ha Ha I am. I am sure you NEVER heard of a sport called Football (but it is called Soccer in the US), it kind of fun. LOL.

LoudMan wrote on December 17, 2014, 11:51 AM

See? I learned something here. I'm not the world's biggest sports fan but I enjoy watching a good game.

nbaquero wrote on December 18, 2014, 7:41 AM

Loudman that is nice, I feel the same with sports like Football (NFL type), I enjoy watching a good game too.

luisga814 wrote on December 31, 2014, 6:52 AM

I love football but because of my television is not in condition to watch that kind of sports. So I have to switch channel when watching television.

nbaquero wrote on December 31, 2014, 10:26 AM

luisga814 You can always try to watch it on the internet, even if its not live. Nice another soccer fan!

ConstantDementia wrote on January 1, 2015, 8:16 AM

I cannot wait for the round of sixteen to start already. I wonder whether Real Madrid can clinch this year/s title unbeaten.

nbaquero wrote on January 1, 2015, 3:49 PM

ConstantDementia they are certainly powerful, but I would like to see a hard fougth Champions League. Still Ream Madrid seems to be in good position to conquer the 11th title.