Champions League Returns Today: Which Game Are You Most Hyped For?
Feb. 18, 2020
The Champions League group stages did not disappoint with a record 308 goals scored - and Europe's elite club competition returns with the start of the knockout stages.
All four English teams - holders Liverpool, runners-up Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City - progressed to the last 16, with last season's finalists both in action this week.
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Can golden boys Haaland and Sancho derail high-flying PSG?
Paris St-Germain against Borussia Dortmund has been described as "the tie of the round", so will this finally be the French side's year? And can Dortmund's teenage star Erling Braut Haaland continue his sensational goalscoring spree?
Haaland now pairs up with fellow 19-year-old Jadon Sancho, who earlier this season became first ever player under the age of 20 to score 25 career Bundesliga goals.
So can the teenage duo lead the club to success?
PSG have won the Ligue 1 title in six of the last seven seasons and, as expected, are top of the table once more, 10 points clear of second-placed Marseille.
Thomas Tuchel's side were highly impressive in Group A, winning five and drawing one of their six games to come top ahead of 13-time European champions Real Madrid.
They face a Dortmund side that came second in Group F behind Barcelona, but knocked Serie A leaders Inter Milan into the Europa League.
The odds are definitely stacked against Diego Simeone
Klopp's side are running away with the Premier League title, dropping just two points all season, while Atletico are fourth in La Liga, 13 points behind leaders Real Madrid.
Atletico are not the Atletico team they were before, when they had that team of warriors - all fighters who were typical Diego Simeone players. They had a nasty side.
Atletico had to rebuild in the summer after key players Antoine Griezmann, Lucas Hernandez, Rodri, Diego Godin, Filipe Luis and Juanfran all departed.
There seems to be no way this Atletico side can trouble Liverpool with their injuries and inconsistencies.
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