NYON, Switzerland — Real Madrid vs Paris St.-Germain. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Neymar. Historical success versus burning vision.
Real Madrid, the most popular defending Champions League winner, has been made on Monday to play with P.S.G., among the championship’s standout teams, even at the previous 16. This has been made possible because Actual, a 12-time winner, finished second in its own category although P.S.G. won its category.
“They’re very powerful in each section of this area,” said Real’s manager, Emilio Butragueño. “However, I must underline, we’re the winners, and our gamers, they consistently rise to the even”
P.S.G. purchased the rights to Neymar out of Barcelona to get a listing fee of 222 million euros ($262 million) from the off-season. Neymar scored in five consecutive wins since the team finished before Bayern Munich in its own category.
Ronaldo scored in each of Real Madrid’s matches.
Barcelona, that contributes to Spanish championships, was attracted to face Chelsea at a meeting of champions. Chelsea, in the Premier League, is among the few competitions Lionel Messi has failed to score.
With eight former champions at the lineup, the next conflict of European winners pits Liverpool from Porto. Another matchups have been Basel versus Manchester City, Sevilla versus Manchester United, Juventus vs Tottenham, Bayern Munich vs Besiktas, also Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma.
The legs will be performed from Feb. 13 to 21, with all the yield games from March 6 to 14. The final will be played in the Olympic Stadium at Kiev, Ukraine, on May 26.
Real Madrid and Paris St.-Germain fulfilled from the group phase two seasons past, when P.S.G.’s chief was Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They brought, 0-0, at Paris, and Actual won, 1-0, in the home.
“Since then they’ve strengthened — they’ve signed really, very great players,” explained Butragueño, whose team lost out into P.S.G. in its own pursuit of this French ahead Kylian Mbappé.
Barcelona and Chelsea will renew a rivalry that’s comprised extreme semifinals from 2009 and 2012. Each took a twist to progress at another team’s arena and continue to win the name.
Courtesy: The New York Times