NYON, Switzerland — Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Neymar. Historical success versus burning vision.
Two-time defending Champions League winner Madrid has been attracted Monday to play with the championship’s standout group in the previous 16, made possible since the 12-time champions finished second in their category although PSG won its team.
“They’re really very powerful in each section of this area,” Madrid manager Emilio Butragueno said. “However, I need to underlin we are the our gamers, they consistently rise to the even”
PSG purchased Neymar out of Barcelona to get a list 222 million euro ($262 million) commission at the offseason. The Brazil striker scored in five consecutive wins since the team finished before Bayern Munich in its own category.
Ronaldo scored in each of Madrid’s matches.
Barcelona, that contributes to Spanish league regardless of the reduction of Neymar, has been attracted to face Chelsea at a meeting of champions. Even the English club is just one of the very few competitions Lionel Messi has failed to score.
With eight former champions at the lineup, the other conflict of European winners pits Liverpool from Porto.
In Addition, It wa Basel vs. Manchester City; Sevilla vs. Manchester United; Juventus vs. Tottenham; Bayern Munich vs. Besiktas; along with Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Roma.
The legs will be performed out of Feb. 13-21, together with the yield games in March 6-14.
The final will be played in the Olympic Stadium at Kiev, Ukraine, on May 26.
Madrid and PSG fulfilled from the group phase two seasons back when the French group’s chief was Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They drew 0-0 at Paris and Madrid won 1-0 in the home.
“Ever since then they’ve strengthened. They’ve signed really, very great players,” said Butragueno, whose team lost out into PSG in its own pursuit of France ahead Kylian Mbappe.
Barcelona and Chelsea will renew a rivalry that’s comprised extreme semifinals from 2009 and 2012. Each took a twist to progress in another team’s arena and proceed to win the name.
Courtesy: The New York Times