After a two-month break from Tuesday, the football Champions League 2020/2021 continues, after a duel in the group part, a knockout comes.
Over the next two weeks, the first matches of the eight-final playoff final are on the agenda, revenge is scheduled for March 9-17.
The quarterfinals will take place in April, the semifinals at the end of April and the beginning of May, the final culmination in Istanbul, Turkey will take place on May 29, 2021.
The eight-final program will open on Tuesday between FC Barcelona – Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig – FC Liverpool.
The Spanish-French duel will be a rerun from the eight finals of this competition in 2016/2017, then with a wild course. The Paris team won the first match 4-0 at home, but in retaliation they lost to the opponent 1: 6 and the Catalans advanced to the next.
However, they immediately failed in the quarterfinals at Juventus Turin, Italy. PSG must do without an injured Neymar on Tuesday, who five years ago during the so-called “Remontade” scored twice in the colors of FC Barcelona.
“We have very interesting matches ahead of us, as PSG is of high quality and we have improved recently,” said FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman according to the official website of the European Football Union (UEFA).
According to the local defender of the home team, Jordi Albu, it will be a balanced match. “They will decide the details,” he thinks.
Leipzig, Germany, will host the incumbent English champion FC Liverpool on neutral ground in Budapest, as current measures in Germany against the spread of the coronavirus do not allow the English to enter the country without restriction.
It will be an extremely specific duel for the goalkeeper of the German team, Péter Gulácsi, who is a native of Budapest and worked for FC Liverpool from 2007 to 2013.
“If we give a quality performance, we can significantly complicate the procedure for the opponent. That is our goal in two duels against Liverpool. We believe that we will eventually advance, “said 30-year-old Gulácsi, according to UEFA.com, recalling that since his time in” The Reds “, only Captain Jordan Henderson has remained on the team.
Even other English teams in the Champions League will not play directly with the opponents in the coming days, but on neutral ground. Manchester City will also play against Budapest’s Borussia Mönchengladbach in Budapest on February 24, the match Atlético Madrid – FC Chelsea will take place the day before in Bucharest, Romania.
On Wednesday, February 17, FC Porto – Juventus Turin and FC Sevilla – Borussia Dortmund are scheduled.
During the following week, in addition to the mentioned meetings of Mönchengladbach – Manchester City and Atlético Madrid – FC Chelsea, there will also be fights between Lazio Rome – Bayern Munich and Atalanta Bergamo – Real Madrid.
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by futbal.pravda.sk.
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