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UCL – PSG must be wary after walloping Barca in the first leg

The talking point from the first set of games of the round of 16 of the ongoing 2020/21 UEFA Champions League was the shock 4:1 thrashing of Barcelona by Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on Tuesday night. The Catalans may not be at their best in recent times but no one envisaged them being battered by a PSG side that have also flattered to deceive in the past, especially in the UCL. And more so, by the fact that Barca opened the scoring on the night. It's no more news that PSG are currently being managed by Mauricio Pochettino and thus, seem under the best of hands currently. However, his inexperience in the competition can also make room for possible shocks in the return leg. I don't believe that Barcelona can come up with any surprises at Parc Des Princes except to receive anothe...
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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...
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UCL – PL sides battle Serie A sides for a place in the round of 16

The UEFA Champions League returns tonight for the first set of games of the last match day and it's all set to be action-packed. Some teams have their destinies in their hands while others will have to rely on other results to favor their quest to make it to the UCL round of 16 stage. The likes of Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Napoli, and PSG will definitely steal the spotlight for Tuesday's fixtures as they are so near and yet so far with regards to qualification to the next stage. It's effectively a battle between the Premier League and the Serie A on which league's sides seal a place to the next stage tonight. The Premier Leagues sides such as Liverpool and Tottenham have to win tonight to stand a chance of making it to the next stage. Liverpool welcome Carlo Ancelott...