Upcoming Champions League Fixtures

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Champions League is continuing this week with four new fixtures ready to kick off. The games this week include RB Leipzig vs. Tottenham, Valencia vs. Atalanta, PSG vs. Dortmund, and Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid. The host cities for these matches are Leipzig, Germany; Valencia, Spain; Paris, France; and Liverpool, UK. These Champions League matches will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Erling Haaland and Neymar playing against each other in Dortmund vs. PSG.

RB Leipzig vs. Tottenham is set to take place on Tuesday with Leipzig leading 1-0 on aggregate. RB Leipzig is the second best team in the German Bundesliga and is on a hot streak as they have not lost within their previous five games. RB Leipzig manager, Julian Nagelsmann, will hope to have a similar result from the first match as they beat Tottenham 1-0 with Timo Werner scoring a penalty. Tottenham, on the other hand, is on a bad run of form as they have lost their last four games, including the first match between Leipzig. Head Coach of Tottenham, Jose Mourinho, will hope to create a miracle and snatch a big victory. Mourinho has lost key players such as Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, and Moussa Sissoko to injury. 

 

Valencia vs. Atalanta will also take place on Tuesday with Atalanta going to Valencia with a commanding 4-1 lead on aggregate. Both teams have their players fit and healthy for a thrilling match. 

According to Jonathon Johnson from ESPN, “Valencia’s home Champions League round-of-16 clash with Atalanta will be played behind closed doors” due to the recent spread of COVID-19. 

This could be a disadvantage to Valencia since this would have been a home game mostly filled with their fans. However, they will still try to spoil Atalanta’s party in order to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. 

 

PSG vs. Dortmund is an exciting match up between two historic European giants. Dortmund won the first leg 2-1 through two goals by Erling Haaland. For the second leg, PSG will rely on Edinson Cavani, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappé to lead the attack. Dortmund will hope for the same from Erling Haaland to score goals, but also hope the same from other stars such as Jadon Sancho and Julian Brandt. The second leg is taking place on Wednesday at the Parc Des Princes Stadium in Paris. The game is set to be a closed game with no fans due to the ongoing threats of COVID-19.

 

Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid features the reigning champions of the tournament. Atletico Madrid took a surprising 1-0 lead on aggregate as Saul Niguez headed a goal in the fourth minute. The second leg will be played at Anfield where Liverpool has a formidable home record having not lost once this season at home. Liverpool attackers Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino will hope to score for Liverpool and push them to the quarterfinals. Atletico Madrid will hope to cling onto their aggregate lead and be able to overthrow the Champions League winners off their throne.