The Champions League is back with the second legs of the first round of 16 match ups and it doesn’t come any bigger than our feature game today.
Real Madrid Vs Psg
Los Blancos claimed a 3-1 first leg victory in Paris with a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and one from Marcelo after Rabiot had put Paris Saint Germain ahead before the break. The return leg still offers a lot to fight for in the Champions League as both teams still have solid chances of making it into the quarter finals of the competition.
Real Madrid welcome a Neymarless Psg team to the Bernabau knowing even a draw would be enough to see them through to the quarter finals of the champions league for the fifth consecutive season.
Luka Modric and Toni Kroos have been included in the squad alongside Cristiano Ronaldo despite concerns of illness.
Neymar is out of this match-up and there are injury concerns to Kylian mbappe and Marquinhos who both look a doubt for this match. Psg would be happy about getting an away goal in the first leg as it gives them some hope of progression to the last 8 of the Champions League.
Liverpool Vs Porto
If there was ever a game that seemed done and dusted, it’s this fixture. Liverpool have an unassailable lead after a 5-0 thumping of Porto in Portugal and now welcome them to anfield for the return leg.
Despite Jurgen klopp stating clearly that he would not rest any players, there is a possibility of a squad rotation especially considering the Reds battle with Manchester United coming up at the weekend.
Georginio wijnaldum and Ben Woodburn miss this encounter through illness but apart from that, there isn’t any real injury concern for the anfield club.
Porto have named a 20-man squad for their trip to Anfield and a number of regular players are absent. Defender Alex Telles and midfielder Danilo Pereira have not been included, while 20-goal striker Moussa Marega is out. Porto B players Luis Mata and Bruno Costa have been included in the travelling panel to face Liverpool in the Champions League.
Vincent Aboubakar who missed the first leg of this clash through injury is available and would likely feature on Tuesday night in this round of 16 match-up.
who makes it through to the next round?