The UEFA Champions League last 16 first legs wrap up on Wednesday as the tournament then takes a two-week break until Mar. 8.
Manchester City head to a snowy Ukraine to face Dynamo Kiev hoping to fare much better than the other two remaining Premier League teams.
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With Chelsea losing narrowly to Paris Saint-Germain away from home in leg one, then Arsenal beaten 2-0 by Barcelona in their opener, many believe City possess the best chance of the PL clubs to advance to the quarterfinals. Manuel Pellegrini‘s side have been struggling for form as they opted to play the kids at Chelsea last weekend and were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 5-1 shellacking. With the stars set to return after that rest, it is now up to City to deliver and try to put the tie away in the first leg and advance to the last eight for the first-time in club history.
Kiev will make it tough, as Chelsea found out in the group stages, but haven’t played a competitive game since Dec. 9 due to the Ukrainian Premier League being on a winter break. Keeping Andriy Yarmolenko quiet will be the biggest task for Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany and Co. to deal with.
In the other game on Wednesday, reigning Dutch champs PSV Eindhoven host Atletico Madrid with the Spanish outfit the heavy favorites to advance. That said, if PSV can come flying out of the traps then Phillip Cocu’s side have a chance of causing an upset with his side currently top of the Eredivisie and have won seven of their last eight games. Diego Simeone’s Atleti have faltered in recent weeks, winning just two of their last seven games in all competitions. Can Antoine Griezmann fire them to glory before the second leg at the Vicente Calderon?
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UCL last 16 schedule, Wednesday, Feb. 24
Dynamo Kiev vs. Manchester City
PSV Eindhoven vs. Atletico Madrid