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Real Madrid vs PSG

Real Madrid vs PSG Live

Los Blancos have the Ligue 1 side tonight (7.45pm) in the primary leg of their last-16 Champions League tie tonight in the blockbuster draw of the round.The two sides would have been among the top choices to lift the trophy toward the beginning of the competition yet one group will be thumped out heading into the quarter-finals.

There is a lot of weight on the two sides to advance in Europe this year with Real battling in the class while Unai Emery’s future supposedly relies upon how well he does in the competition.What’s more, the match could be chosen by the two hotshots for each group; Ronaldo and Neymar.The Brazilian moved to the French capital the previous summer from Barcelona to advance out of the shadow of Lionel Messi and has shone for his new club.Ronaldo interestingly hasn’t appreciated a similar accomplishment in La Liga, however in the Champions League gather stages he was relentless, scoring nine objectives in six matches.

Also, Matthaus trusts the Portugal global will have added motivating force to be the superstar against PSG.”There is no uncertainty Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain rely upon their star men, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar,” Matthaus disclosed to The Sun.”Them two will need to demonstrate they are superior to the other.”Ronaldo indicated last season how he can win these titles without anyone else.

“He put five past Bayern, got a cap trap against Atletico Madrid and scored twice versus Juventus in the last.”Ronaldo was extraordinary. He won Real the Champions League however isn’t at that level right now.”Neymar is paid more cash now and that will make Ronaldo irate. He doesn’t care for the reality he’s behind the Brazilian now and will need to give an execution that says “I’m the best and I’ve demonstrated it.”The Belgian is a best focus for Real Madrid who are hoping to shake up their group in the late spring.Peril’s stock kept on ascending as he scored twice as Chelsea beat West Brom 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.

Genuine will no uncertainty watch out for his advance in front of the following exchange window.Also, Redknapp supposes it is nailed on that the 27-year-old will move to the Bernabeu yet asserts it will be a major misfortune for the Premier League.”I think he has been stunning for English football yet I do expect that he leaves in the mid year,” Redknapp disclosed to Sky Sports’ The Debate.”I have an inclination that Real Madrid will come in.”You have a player that produces extraordinary minutes each time he gets on the field, he is at that level.”

Redknapp additionally included that once Hazard leaves he will be held in an indistinguishable regard from any semblance of John Terry and Frank Lampard by Blues supporters.”Once he has gone or in a couple of years the Chelsea fans will put him up there as one of the greats,” Redknapp included.”Up there with the John Terrys and the Frank Lampards.”What he has improved the situation that club. He has been an incredible marking since they got him from Lille.”

Porto vs Liverpool

Porto vs Liverpool Live

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino needs to influence Porto “to endure” in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie.Wednesday’s diversion at the Estadio do Dragao will be Liverpool’s first match in the knockout phases of the opposition since 2008-09.They beat their gathering scoring 23 objectives, a record for an English club and an aggregate outperformed just by Paris St-Germain’s count of 25.

Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius will keep his place in front of Simon Mignolet,”I don’t know whether Porto will be anxious however we will make their life troublesome and influence them to endure,” said Firmino, who has scored 20 objectives in all rivalries, incorporating six in the Champions League.Midfielder Emre Can is suspended for the tie, protector Joe Gomez has gone with the squad in the wake of missing the last two matches with knee damage while £75m record-marking Virgil van Dijk is set for his first appearance in the opposition for the club.

Klopp demands his side can rival the landmass’ tip top, having beaten “Europe’s most grounded football group” Manchester City 4-3 in the Premier League in January.”I know it as of now, we can contend with them, I don’t need to take a gander at them, “Klopp included.”Presently we need to demonstrate that we are not just piece of the opposition, we are very yearning. That is the manner by which it is and we need to consider it important.”Match certainties

Liverpool are unbeaten against Porto, having played them four times in all rivalries (Won two, drawn two). Their two experiences in Portugal both finished in draws.Their lone past experience in the knockout phases of an European rivalry was in 2000-01 in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals. Liverpool won 2-0 on total and went ahead to lift the trophy later that season.

Porto have lost their last three Champions League knockout recreations.Porto have achieved the knockout phases of the Champions League in sequential seasons out of the blue since 2009/10. They haven’t advanced past the quarter-finals since they lifted the trophy in 2004.

Liverpool were one of four groups to stay unbeaten in this present season’s Champions League bunch stages, close by Barcelona, Besiktas and Tottenham.Porto scored more objectives from set-piece (eight) than some other group in this present season’s Champions League aggregate stages.

Just PSG’s Parc des Princes stadium (16) created a greater number of objectives than Porto’s Dragao (15) in this present season’s Champions League assemble stages.Porto’s Vincent Aboubakar has scored five objectives and conveyed two aids this present season’s Champions League – the most productive crusade of his career.With Porto encountering a rollercoaster Group G battle and Liverpool completing their area on a free-scoring high, the gathering of these two various European Cup victors guarantees something stupendous. Sérgio Conceição’s side will hope to give the start that sets the Estádio do Dragão shaking, however the guests bring their own particular image of overwhelming metal football.Porto: José Sá; Maxi Pereira, Marcano, Reyes, Alex Telles; Ricardo, Sérgio Oliveira, Herrera, Brahimi; Marega, Soares

Out: Felipe (suspended), Danilo (calf)

Suspicious: Aboubakar (strong)

Misses next match if booked: André, Danilo

Watch ten extraordinary objectives from the round of 16

Added to squad since aggregate stage: Yordan Osório, Gonçalo Paciência, Majeed Waris

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané

Out: Can (suspended), Clyne (back)

Dicey: Gomez (knee)

Misses next match if booked: Moreno

Added to squad since bunch arrange: Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Ings, Virgil van Dijk

Jurgen Klopp had a spring in his progression at the Estadio do Dragao.

How both Liverpool and their director have missed evenings like these.

“It’s cool to be here,” Klopp said.

“You feel it when you go to the question and answer session. Generally I don’t care for it yet in a question and answer session in the Champions League I believe it’s somewhat more pleasant.

“It’s all there. It’s extremely energizing and we are confronting a solid side. I met Iker Casillas a couple of minutes back and you think: ‘Gracious yes! The goalkeeper isn’t too terrible!’

“It can rest easy, everything is great. The planes are better, the stadiums and urban communities are better, the nourishment is better, essentially everything in the Champions League is better!”

Spurs vs Juventus

Spurs vs Juventus Live Uefa Champions League prediction, TV, live streaming, start time, team news, line-ups, head to head, betting tips and odds.Tottenham face another tough Champions League examination as they take on Italian giants Juventus in the last 16 of the competition. Spurs breezed through to the knockout stages by finishing top of a group which included holders Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men taking 16 out of a possible 18 points.

Unfortunately for Spurs fans, their reward for a near-perfect group stage is a draw against Massimiliano Allegri’s Serie A title-winners Juventus, who have reached two of the last three Champions League finals. Spurs come into the game off the back of a dominant win over Arsenal in the north London derby, while the Old Lady are yet to concede a goal across all competitions in 2018.Scroll down for Standard Sport’s comprehensive preview…
Start time Juventus host Tottenham with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday, February
TV and live online coverage The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7pm. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 6.30pm with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.
Live Updates Tottenham will be without Toby Alderweireld for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Juventus.Alderweireld has not travelled to Turin as he continues to regain fitness following three months out with a hamstring injury.Otherwise, boss Mauricio Pochettino has a full squad to choose from for the first leg of the last 16. Victor Wanyama could come in to bolster the midfield.​Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Juventus vs Tottenham.We will bring you the latest team news in the build-up to kick-off.For all the latest Champions League betting odds, head to Betfair.Juve and Tottenham have never met in a competitive fixture, though Spurs beat the Italians 2-0 at Wembley last summer in a pre-season friendly.The Argentina international had returned to training ahead of the round of 16 first leg tie, and Mauricio Pochettino had been keen to face his opponent and test his side against the ‘best in the world’.

Dybala has been recovering from a hamstring injury picked up in early January, and will be a big miss for the Italian champions.

The 24-year-old has scored 17 goals in all competitions for Massimiliano Allegri’s side so far this season, however, the Juventus manager says he cannot risk losing the forward for the rest of the season.“We hope he’d be available, I can not take risks,” Allegri told reporters on Monday.

“He’s an important player, we can not accelerate his recovery & then lose him all the season.”

Barring Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham can name all their big names. Harry Kane is the focus in Italy and, while Allegri was full of praise for the England striker, he said he’d always rather Gonzalo Higuain in his ranks.Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has not travelled to Turin for Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against Juventus.

Alderweireld is being eased back from a hamstring injury he sustained in November and was not in the squad for Saturday’s victory over Arsenal.His fellow defenders Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters are also absent.Juventus, second in Serie A, will be without Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Andrea Barzagli and Blaise Matuidi.Alderweireld, who is out of contract in the summer, played the full 90 minutes of Spurs’ FA Cup replay win over Newport but has not played in the Premier League since the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United on 28 October.

“He had a massive injury and from day one we designed a plan to provide him with the best tools to recover as soon as possible and to be stronger than before,” said manager Mauricio Pochettino.”He has started to work with the team and it’s our judgement that he needs to build his fitness.”Spurs reached the knockout stage by topping Group H, which included Borussia Dortmund and holders Real Madrid.Juve, meanwhile, finished second behind Barcelona in Group D.The Serie A side have won their past 10 games in all competitions but must do without striker Dybala (hamstring). Matuidi’s place in midfield is likely to be taken by Claudio Marchisio.

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri said: “We know their strengths and we know that we will have to suffer for some parts of the game because Tottenham have four players with great quality in attack.”We have achieved very good results in Europe. Only Real Madrid have done better in my opinion in recent years.”