The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League is back as the Round of 16 second legs take place this week and two of the four Premier League clubs left in the competition are in action.
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Liverpool host Atletico Madrid at Anfield, while Tottenham head to RB Leipzig and both PL clubs have to overturn 1-0 deficits from the first legs.
Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool are on the cusp of winning their first league title but all of their attention this week will be on getting the better of Diego Simeone’s pesky Atletico who will relish the Anfield cauldron as they showed just how well they can defend in the first leg. Liverpool need yet another special Anfield atmosphere, and comeback, if the European champions are going to defend their crown.
As for Spurs and Jose Mourinho, he may actually start himself up front as Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and now Steven Bergwijn are all out injured. They trail 1-0 from the first leg against Leipzig and are lucky to still be in the tie as Julian Nagelsmann’s exciting side, led by Timo Werner, squandered several chances in the first leg in north London.
Elsewhere, Valencia host Atalanta in an empty stadium due to fears over the coronavirus spreading. The northern Italian side have a 4-1 lead from the first leg and their first-ever Champions League campaign looks set to continue to at least the quarterfinal stage. Another game in an empty stadium will be in Paris as PSG host Borussia Dortmund trailing 2-1 from the first leg. Neymar and Co. will be under pressure as their owners desperately want success in the Champions League but Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho stand in their way.
Below we predict the scores for the UCL round of 16 games taking place over the next two days. Feel free to make your own predictions in the comments section below, too.
Valencia 2-0 Atalanta
RB Leipzig 1-1 Tottenham
Liverpool 2-1 Atletico Madrid
PSG 3-1 Borussia Dortmund