The knockout stages of the 64th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament is here and some of Europe’s biggest clubs remain in the competition.
However, the last-16 draw has thrown together some of the biggest clubs and ensure that some of them will be facing elimination at the first knockout stage.
Who will come out on top when the Champions League resumes?
Schalke 04 V Manchester City
Schalke 04 reached the last 16 stages of the Champions League from the Group D as runner-ups. The first place in their group reached Porto. However, Schalke are far away from the club that could compete with Manchester City. They’re struggling in Bundesliga are now at the 14th place of the table with 22 points. They lost to Bayern Munich in their last game (3-1) and don’t have the right mood, squad depth and passion to beat Manchester City. The Blues meanwhile destroyed Chelsea 6-0 in their last game and are in the best mood. Despite that, Manchester City have always been favourite of the clash.
Pep Guardiola’s side have met Schalke 04 six times, four games ended with a victory and two with the draw. Goal difference is 16:3. Domenico Tedesco’s squad need to be careful as they can concede goals as more as possible.
Who will go through? Manchester City