1. LUIS SUAREZ burst into tears after leaving Barcelona’s training ground for to be the last time
  2. Luis Suárez will be from Atlético
  3. Alvaro Morata arrive to Turin
  4. Arturo Vidal, on his way to Milan to close his transfer with Inter
  5. Bale is back
  6. Bale is close to Tottenham but is not closed
  7. Real Madrid close the sale of Reguilón with Tottenham
  8. Man Utd announce Donny van de Beek transfer and will wear No 34 shirt
  9. James Rodríguez will be Everton’s new player in the Premier League
  10. Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1 (5-4 pens): Aubameyang gives Arsenal the Community Shield
  11. Barcelona fires its law firm for advising Messi
  12. BODYARMOR Becomes Official Sports Drink of Inter Miami CF
  13. Inter Miami CF Announces Diego Alonso’s Full Technical Staff
  14. This is Barcelona fans’ new year request…
  15. Welcome back to Milan; the second coming of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  16. Ronaldo defies the law of gravity to score a goal against Sampdoria
  17. What a boring goaless El Clasico !!!
  18. Let’s talk about UCL round of 16 fixtures
  19. Jurgen klopp signs contract extension with Liverpool till 2024
  20. Napoli sacks manager Carlo Ancellotti
  21. Lionel Messi wins the ballon d’or for a record 6th time
  22. José Mourinho can bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur
  23. José Mourinho’s new reign at Tottenham Hotspur
  24. A tale of two different Ronaldos
  25. Kyllian Mbappe makes history with a century goals
  26. Debunking Pele’s myth in soccer
  27. The decline of Brazilian soccer
  28. Real Madrid’s Galácticos (2005-06); the best ever?
  29. Where does the MLS stand among other top soccer leagues?
  30. Imagine Messi and Ronaldo playing for the same team(Barca)
  31. Cristiano Ronaldo is world most famous person
  32. The Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry
  33. Juventus obsession with winning the champions league
  34. What if Pep Guardiola decides to coach Real Madrid?
  35. The greatest entertainer in soccer’s history
  36. Arsenal new striking trio(P.A.L)
  37. Ronaldo hits a new milestone: 700 career goals
  38. Real Madrid and Vinicius Jnr: Catch them young
  39. Who is Juventus all time best soccer player
  40. Real Madrid’s greatest mistake of the century: Selling Cristiano Ronaldo
  41. José Mourinho next club
  42. Why hasn’t Lionel Messi received a standing ovation at Santiago Bernabeu stadium?
  43. Who made the number 12 jersey famous in soccer?
  44. The rise and fall of Ronaldinho (especially the fall)
  45. The Madrid derby; another goaless encounter
  46. Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player ever
  47. Can Chelsea do the impossible and win the EPL this season?
  48. Review of 2019/20 EPL week 7 matches.
  49. Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s emperor; a cat with 9 lives
  50. Can Eden Hazard restore Real Madrid’s lost glory?
  51. Liverpool reaches Champions League Final after sensational comeback against Barcelona
  52. Ribery makes official his departure for Bayern at the end of the season
  53. Beckham and its partners may demolish Fort Lauderdale stadium to build Inter Miami headquarters
  54. Jonathan Dos Santos defends himself from criticism
  55. There will be no final Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League
  56. Juventus wins its eighth consecutive Italian league
  57. Inter Milan recognizes being “finalizing” the signing of Diego Godín
  58. Cristiano returns with a goal against Ajax
  59. Bayern Munich prepares € 80m for Nicolas Pépé!
  60. Houston, we have a problem: DaMarcus Beasley out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
  61. Benfica qualifies in extremis
  62. Argentina and Colombia to co-host Copa América 2020
  63. Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick drives Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals
  64. Zinedine Zidane back as Real Madrid Coach
  65. Newcastle stuns Everton with a comeback and wins 3-2
  66. Juventus beat Napoli and sentenced Serie A
  67. LA Galaxy pays homage to Beckham with a spectacular statue
  68. Liverpool back on top in Goalless draw with Manchester United
  69. Messi the greatest in La Liga History
  70. UEFA Europa League Update: Road to Baku
  71. Champions League Round of 16 – Leg 1 of 2 Update
  72. Nani Joins Orlando City
  73. UEFA Pleased With VAR’s use in Champions League games
  74. Crisis in Dortmund
  75. Is Son The Best Player of 2019 Premier League?
  76. Manchester United Additions to summer shopping list
  77. Gareth Bale Faces up to 12 Games of Suspension
  78. Barcelona to face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey Semifinals
  79. MLS season kicks off March 2. Here are the home openers
  80. Newcastle United signs Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron for $26million
  81. Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes with David Beckham’s Inter Miami team
  82. Manchester United wealthiest club in Europe as Premier League dominates Uefa report
  83. The Top eight title races in Bundesliga
  84. Ronaldo comes on for Juve’s 2-2 draw at tough Atalanta
  85. It’s no longer a dream: Vinicius is a definite starter at Real Madrid
  86. Josef Martinez breaks combined MLS regular season-playoffs goal record
  87. Can Gonzalo Higuain feature in the Europa League if he joins Chelsea on loan in January?
  88. UEFA report highlights Jurgen Klopp’s astonishing Liverpool job as Reds compete with incredible finances of Man City

 

The draws for the round of 16 is finally here and we can’t wait enough for 18th and 19th February 2020 for the action to commence.

The draws are so exciting and some look so easy to predict.

But as usual, there won’t be any knock out in UCL games if there are no surprises.

I know Real Madrid and Juventus will thank their lucky stars that the spoiler of last season isn’t here any more: you know am talking of the young Ajax squad.


Let’s get to the draws immediately…

All the EPL teams have tough opponents (as usual) save Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur who are expected to edge Leipzig easily.

  1. Dortmund vs PSG: Thomas tuchel will travel back to his former club where he spent 2 season, and expect Neymay and his teammates overpower the yellow team. PSG will also seek to break the quarter final curse and hope to advance to to the semifinals, so Dortmund is just an obstacle that can’t stop them.

Winner: PSG

Real Madrid vs Manchester city:

This looks like the toughest draw not just in terms of the teams but the coaches.

Who doesn’t want to see another Zidane vs Pep Guardiola?

Pep will travel to the city where he has had the greatest football rivalry as a player and a coach.

Winner: tough to predict, but Madrid’s stability and experience will likely see them through, but never underestimate Pep Guardiola (he knows how to exploit your weakness).

Atalanta vs Valencia:

The underdogs fixture of the round of 16, the is a match many might not want watch, but I give it to Valencia.

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool:

Jurgen Klopp and his band of merry men will travel to the same stadium where they won their 6th UCL on 1st June 2019.

A tough match without doubt and the second must-watch after Madrid/City.

Klopp just need one goal at the Wanda Metropolitano, and he will finish the rest at Anfield.

Winner: My bet goes to Liverpool.

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich:

Coach Frank Lampard will likely want to repeat the miracle of 2012 UCL final when they eliminated the German favorites right at their home turf.

But Bayern Munich is coming for revenge.

Winner: I give it to either side

Lyon vs Juventus:

This is no match for Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo. Probably Mr. Champions league will use this opportunity to increase his UCL goals count.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Leipzig:

Another match that won’t command worldwide views except the genius Jose Mourinho comes up with his mind game,

But give it to Tottenham.

Napoli Vs Barcelona:

Messi and teammates will be so happy that the first leg will at Napoli, at least a draw at Naples is all they need to advance to the quarterfinals,

Because they will be no hiding place for Napoli at Camp Nou.

But for Maradona who played for both teams and had a record transfer in 1983 to Napoli will watch both matches and root for Napoli( he’s still worshipped with his pictures hanging in many temples).


Conclusion:

If only I can speed up the hands of time and make 2 months become 2 weeks, i would gladly do,

  1. We live for football.

Author: Okechukwu Ekemezie

The football doctor, Passionate football writer.
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