This season’s Champions League quarterfinals offer an intriguing mix of heavyweight encounters, fairytale-style progressions and underdogs with considerably more bite than their bark.
Below we preview the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League 2016/17.
Quarterfinals – UEFA Champions League Preview
Juventus vs Barcelona
Finalists two years ago, the well balanced Italians will be hopeful that they can expose the defensive cracks in the Catalan armour… but preventing the Spanish side from scoring is a whole other issue altogether.
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Dortmund vs Monaco
Young, exciting players will be scattered across the field as these two collide for the first time in European competition. This tie features a pair of entertaining and compelling opponents in a battle not just for the semifinal, but for the title of official tournament dark horse.
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Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
The glamour tie of the quarterfinals throws up not just a salivating 2-legged contest between two of Europe’s most decorated clubs, but also ensures that for the first time since 2011, one of these sides will not contest a Champions League semifinal.
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Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City
The most industrious tie of the quarterfinals features an intriguing pair of underdog stories; in one corner, Atletico, consistent overachievers, favourites to neutrals for their work rate and determination, and in the other, the English champions, threatening to repeat the same unlikely path of fortune that defined their domestic success last season.
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