The big star of Barcelona Lionel Messi had said he was eagerly waiting for the eighth-final matches of the Champions League, when the team is going to play against Manchester City. Messi also had said he would be extremely happy to meet with his partner in the Argentine national team Sergio Aguero. The number 1 scorer in the history of the tournament joked with his compatriot and close friend, who ‘carried’ the citizens on his back before the injury and ranks them ahead with two late goals in the clash with Bayern Munich.
Definitely, Barcelona vs Manchester City will be the most interesting match of the eighth-finals of the UEFA Champions League. So both teams will probably repeat their eight-final confrontation from the last season, when the Catalans defeat their opponents after Martin Demichelis received a red card.
Interestingly, and the winner of the trophy Real Madrid will repeat their eighth-final duel from the last season, going to play against the team of Schalke 04. Last year the White Ballet won both matches (as a host and a guest) with the total goal difference of 9:2.
This time, however, the draw finally dodged Arsenal and Bayern Munich. The Bavarians will play against Shakhtar Donetsk, but Arsene Wenger finally got lucky. The team will meet the former team Monaco.
Speaking of the other interesting fights, our attention is attracted to Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, which is a repeat of the final of 1997.
Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea are meeting again after the last season, when they played in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Here is a full list of the upcoming eighth-final matches in the UEFA Champions League 2014/2015, provided by Messi-Best :
Paris Saint Germain – Chelsea
Manchester City – Barcelona
Bayer Leverkusen – Atletico Madrid
Juventus – Borussia Dortmund
Schalke 04 – Real Madrid
Shakhtar – Bayern
Arsenal – Monaco
Basel – Porto
The first teams are the hosts in the first matches. And the first meetings will take place on the 17, 18, 24 and 25 February, and the revenges – on the 10, 11, 17 and 18 March. The exact dates for each match is yet to be specified.
So, if you are a punter, do not be worried! You have enough time to do some profound research on both teams, in order to be able to make your own conclusions, regarding the final results of the forthcoming matches. The more information you gather, the better for you and the bigger the chance for your soccer picks to turn out successful!