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It’s the Premier League vs the Bundesliga in the 2018/19 UCL round of 16

The UEFA Champions League returns with the undiluted action of the round of 16 stages in February as all teams now know the foe they'll have to beat to get to the last 8 of the competition. The UCL round of 16 draws brought further league competition for the Premier League sides. It can be recalled that the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United had to come up against Serie A sides who stood on their paths to qualification in one way or the other in the group stages of the UCL. Well, the UCL round of 16 stage is perfectly set for a rivalry between the Premier League and the Bundesliga as three clubs each, from the two leagues will have to battle each other come February and March 2019 for a place in the quarter-finals of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League. REA...
PSG chief blames poor officiating for PSG’s loss to Madrid

PSG chief blames poor officiating for PSG’s loss to Madrid

  PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelafi has blamed Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi for his supposedly poor decisions that went against PSG in the course of their 3:1 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their round of 16 tie at the Bernabeu. The opener on the night was scored by France international Adrien Rabiot, although Cristiano Ronaldo responded with a brace before Marcelo added the third to give the Madrid outfit some cushion before the second leg encounter in France. Whilst speaking with beIN Sports in an interview after the game, Al-Khelafi expressed his dissatisfaction whilst pointing out last year's loss to Barcelona at the Camp Nou. "We can also speak about the referee," Al-Khelaifi said. "Two yellow cards, which were not, and an offside against Kylian [Mbappe] th...