Europe’s elite’s do Battle
Its that time of the year again “February” and the Uefa champions league round of 16 knockout stages is upon us. Despite the absence of Dortmund,Arsenal,Napoli and atletico madrid, this stage still promises to bring all the fun,exitment,drama and emotions football has to offer.
Without futher addition lets take a look at today’s fixtures..
Juventus vs Tottenham. Tuesday 13th February. 20:45
The “old Lady” have enjoyed a sort of revival in 2018.boasting the. Best defence in the whole of europe and a quite formidable attack containing the likes of mandzukic,higuain and douglas costa.
Tottheham face a triky test against this well experienced juventus side, but will take some condidence after beating real madrid 3-1 at new wembly in group stages.Harry kane and co will Fancy their chances against this rock solid defence that has conceded only 5 goals in this championa league campaign.
however inexperience may be a barrier for this young Tottheham side against this highly experienced juve side.that has made it to the final on 2 occasions in the last 4 years,beaten by spanish opposition on both times.
Fc Basel vs Manchester city. Tuesday 13th.20:45
Man city are clear favourites to win this one but it wouldn’t be wise ti underate this Swedish side. Fc basel’s coach Raphael Wicky acknowledged that City are an “unbelievably strong” team but believes his side are still capable of an upset.
“We need a perfect game, we must show lots of courage and the fans have to be behind us. Everything must come together,” he said.
“We must have a perfect evening to pull off a surprise. But we believe we can do it.”
Man city are run away leaders in the premier league with only 1 loss in 27 games. With a devastating attack that includes in-form kelvin de brunye and Sergio aguero. However doubts over the fitness of key players like leroy sane,David silva and Fabian delp can prove decisive.