UEFA Champions League - Soccer Wiretap

Six Of World's Nine Best Clubs Play Each Other In UCL Round Of 16

Dec 12, 2017 10:31 AM

Six of the best nine clubs in the world have been drawn against each other in the Round of 16 stage of the Champions League, according to ESPN's Soccer Power Index.

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Juventus, Chelsea vs. Barcelona and Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain are three matchups we typically see in the quarterfinals or semifinals.

SPI ranks Barcelona as the best team in the world while Chelsea ranks ninth.

Before Real Madrid and PSG drew each other, the two teams combined for a 30 percent chance of winning the Champions League.

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Madrid-PSG, Chelsea-Barcelona Highlight UCL Round Of 16 Ties

Dec 11, 2017 8:28 AM

The matchups of the Round of 16 stage of the Champions League have been set with Real Madrid versus Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea versus Barcelona highlighting the ties.

Four first legs will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday 13/14 February, and the remainder the following week.

Juventus v Tottenham

Basel v Manchester City

Porto v Liverpool

Sevilla v Manchester United

Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain

Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma

Chelsea v Barcelona

Bayern Munich v Besiktas

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Champions League Round Of 16 Teams Set

Dec 7, 2017 10:53 AM

The Round of 16 for the 17-18 Champions League is now set following the final matches of the group stage.

Group A: Manchester United (winners), FC Basel (runners up)

Group B: PSG (winners), Bayern Munich (runners up)

Group C: Roma (winners), Chelsea (runners up)

Group D: Barcelona (winners), Juventus (runners up)

Group E: Liverpool (winners), Seville (runners up)

Group F: Manchester City (winners), Shakhtar (runners up)

Group G: Besiktas (winners), Porto (runners up)

Group H: Tottenham (winners), Real Madrid (runners up)

The next round will begin in February while the Round of 16 draw will take place on December 11th.

Teams cannot face a team they played in the group stage.

Pot 1 (club coefficient ranking): Manchester United (14), Paris Saint-Germain (6), Roma (30), Barcelona (3), Liverpool (32), Manchester City (8), Besiktas (28), Tottenham Hotspur (21).

Pot 2: Basel (20), Bayern Munich (4), Chelsea (15), Juventus (5), Seville (7), Shakhtar Donetsk (16), Porto (12), Real Madrid (1).

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Tags: Barcelona, Basel, Bayern Munich, Besiktas, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Porto, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Roma, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League

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