Real Madrid, the only Spanish team that survives the round of 16: this is how the Champions quarterfinal hype remains

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The Champions League You already know the eight teams that will play the quarter finals of the competition after the round of 16 ended last Wednesday with the elimination of Atlético at the hands of Chelsea and the pass of Bayern Munich, on the last day of this phase. There will only be a Spaniard in the draw next Friday, the Real Madrid, after Barça and Sevilla also confirmed their falls the previous week.

Zidane’s men will be part of the list of classified teams thanks to the firm elimination they played against him Atalanta, beating them in Italy by 0-1 and ratifying the pass at home with a resounding 3-1 victory. The whites, who had been left for dead in their tortuous group stage, could enjoy a mixed luck in a very even draw.

Three ‘coconuts’ stand out above the others, having achieved the classification comfortably and without suffering. The first of them is him Paris Saint-Germain, what left on the way to Barcelona thanks to the income of the forceful 1-4 of the first leg at the Camp Nou, and without its great star, Neymar, who was out due to injury. The Brazilian is joined by other of the best players in the world such as Mbappé, Keylor Navas or Verratti as great threats.

He also very reliably achieved his pass the Bayern Munich, the current champions, and a perfectly oiled soccer machine. The Bavarians eliminated Lazio 6-2 on aggregate and they are, surely, the most feared team on the continent. With the insatiable Lewandowski, the transformed Muller and the always reliable Neuer are the team that nobody wants to face.

For his part, Manchester City He is another of the great favorites to win the championship. Guardiola’s men reach the quarters having conceded only one goal in the entire competition and leaving in the way a Borussia Monchengladbach who did not pose a threat at any time, with a star Kevin De Bruyne. However, its great asset is the understanding of the squad, which already leads the Premier with a 14-point advantage. After his hit last year, winning the Champions League is the goal again number one.

One step below is the Liverpool of Klopp, who despite having been the most intimidating team in Europe until recently, this season the results have not accompanied and the sensations are contradictory. At least in domestic competition, since in the Champions League they have been consistent thanks to their two stars, Salah and Mané, and their defensive network, with only three goals conceded. In the round of 16, they gave Leipzig no chance with a 4-0 aggregate.

Nor should we disdain the other two of the executioners of the Spanish teams, who, a priori, would be two good news for Real Madrid. First of all, the Borussia Dortmund of Haaland, one of the best strikers in Europe who has already shown his most lethal in the tie against Sevilla, to whom he did four goals in two games.

Also, the Chelsea has shown since the arrival of Tuchel be one of the fittest teams in the world. With the German coach hired in January, the ‘blues’ still do not know defeat in 13 games and have only conceded two goals. This new face was suffered by Atlético, who could not get their hands on them in a tie in which they were subjected from beginning to end.

Finally, the ‘Cinderella’ of the draw will be the Port. The Portuguese team gave the big chime of the tie leaving Cristiano’s Juventus in the gutter, leaving the forward without scoring for the first time in fifteen years. After a tense extension they beat the Italian giant with only 10 players thanks to the double value of the goals away from home, and they will want to continue dreaming of being the surprise of this Champions League.

The draw will be held this Friday at 12:00 in Nyom, to decide the crosses, completely randomly, without conditions, which will be played on April 6, 7 (first leg), 13 and 14 (return).

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