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Atletico Face Defending Champion

NUSADAILY.COM-NYON – Drawing the last 16 of the Champions League produced a number of big matches. One of them is the Real Madrid duel versus Manchester City. Meanwhile, defending champions Liverpool were challenged by Spain’s Atletico Madrid in order to determine the step to the quarter-finals of a prestigious match in the European universe.

Madrid has recorded four times competed against City. Unbeaten, Los Blancos posted two wins and two draws against City. While the Reds, Liverpool’s nickname is so powerful in the Premier League by winning its last eight matches.

So far, Liverpool and Atletico have met four times. As a result, Liverpool and Atletico both beat each other once and the other two matches ended in a draw. One other English team, Chelsea also received a tough test. The Blues will face Bayern Munich. Although his steps faltered in the German League, Bayern drove so smoothly in the Champions League. While Chelsea are still not consistent with Frank Lampard.

Pavel Nedved, a Juventus legend, is grateful that Juve have met Lyon this season. However, Juventus are banned from underestimating the French club. The draw of the last 16 of the Champions League was held at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday (12/16/2019) bringing Juventus and Lyon together. The Turin club qualified as Group D winners, while Lyon was runner-up in Group G.

Referring head to head of the two teams, the Old Lady is predicted to advance easily to the last eight. Lyon have faced Les Gones four times in the past five years. As a result, Juventus won three times and one match ended in a draw.

Nedved, who was also present at the last 16 round of the Champions League last season, assessed the drawing results this season to be lighter than last season. At that time, the draw of the Round of 16 brought Juventus to a relatively strong runner-up, Atletico Madrid.

“I see high tension in this round, we cannot complain because last season we met Atletico Madrid. We are happy today, but you can’t do much in the Champions League if you don’t show good performances in February and March,” Nedved was quoted as saying. detiksports through Sky Sport.
“The previous matches with Lyon were meaningless, only later appearances were decisive. What is important at the moment: we have to pay attention to the match and have to train to face it,” he added.(dtc/wan) 

Hasil Undian 16 Besar


• Borussia Dortmund vs PSG
• Real Madrid vs Manchester City
• Atalanta vs Valencia
• Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
• Chelsea vs Bayern Munchen
• Olympique Lyon vs Juventus
• Tottenham vs Leipzig
• Napoli vs Barcelona

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