CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PREVIEWS & PREDICTIONS
We've found out the first 4 teams that are through to the last 8 and now it's team to finalise the last 4. Chelsea are the only ones almost certain to progress but there is still so much to play for in the other 3 fixtures! Who will join Liverpool, Bayern, Real Madrid and Manchester Cit in the quarter-finals?
AJAX VS BENFICA
This game served a thrilling 2-2 draw in the first-leg. Therefore it's still anyone's game.
Ajax have won their last 3 games after a shock defeat to Go Ahead Eagles. Haller has shown no signs of letting up and he is finding the back of the net for fun.
Benfica are undefeated in their last 3 games winning 2 of those. They have been quite strong defensively and that might just give them the edge in this thrilling encounter.
This game is poised on a knifes edge and just a moment of brilliance could secure a spot in the last 8!
ONE TO WATCH: DUŠAN TADIĆ PREDICTION: 2-1
MANCHESTER UNITED VS ATLETICO MADRID
This is certainly the stand-out fixture for the week. The first-leg ended in a 1-1 draw and United might consider themselves lucky to have only conceded once.
United will be feeling confident however because they are playing at home. Their current league form is not to great and the pressure to finish in the top 4 is heating up. Ronaldo will be looking to roll back the years with another stunning display against Atletico.
Atletico have won their last 3 games since the first-leg and they seem to have hit some form at the perfect time. They are still in 3rd place in La Liga and will be hoping to hold on for a top 4 finish at the end of the season.
If Ronaldo can replicate his performance against Spurs then there will only be one outcome!
The Theatre of Dreams is set for another memorable Champions League night!
ONE TO WATCH: LUIS SUÁREZ PREDICTIONS: 2-3
LOSC LILLE VS CHELSEA
Chelsea were able to claim a routine 2-0 win at home in the first-leg. They were completely dominant against Lille and will be hoping for a similar performance in the second-leg.
Lille have won 2 out of their 3 games since the fisrt meeting and they drew the other one. They are picking up some form and there might still be a chance for them to complete a great come-back.
Chelsea are still in 3rd place in the Premier League. The gap between Liverpool and Manchester City might be to big but they will be confident of holding on for a 3rd place finish. All the talks of the Chelsea ownership might just have a effect on the players.
Are we in for another massive Champions League come-back? Or will the defending Champions progress safely to the next round?
ONE TO WATCH: ROMELU LUKAKU PREDICTION: 1-2
JUVENTUS VS VILLARREAL
The first-leg ended 1-1 and therefore this game is perfectly poised. Parejo cancelled out Vlahovic's opener after the youngster scored a memorable goal.
Juve have won their last 4 games in a row and are certainly peaking at the right moment. The goals have been flowing and they have been defensively sound. Allegri will be hoping his side can secure a victory to progress to the quarter-finals.
Villarreal have won twice and lost one game since the first-leg. Unai Emery is a excellent tactician when it comes to European games and therefore it's impossible to call a certain winner.
Don't be surprised if this game goes to extra-time and maybe even penalties!
ONE TO WATCH: ALVARO MORATA PREDICTION: 1-1 ( JUVENTUS WIN 4-3 ON PENALTIES)
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