The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 is about to start on 13th February, and the action promises to be very exciting. 16 Premier League and European clubs go face-to-face in the Round of 16, to fight for a spot in the 2017/18 Champions League quarter-finals, which will commence on April 3. Ahead of the first clash of the Round of 16, we take a look at the complete preview – Round of 16 UEFA Champions League Fixtures, Predictions, Where to watch online and on TV Channel.
Five Premier League sides have made it to this stage for the very first time which consists of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United. However, Chelsea will face Barcelona and Spurs’ will face Juventus making their Champions League progression slightly more difficult.
We bring to you, the 2017/18 Champions League Round of 16 fixtures, dates, and where to watch online, and on TV.
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Fixtures, Dates
The Round of 16 ties will be played on February 13, 14, 20 and 21 and March 6, 7, 13 and 14. The quarter-final draw will take place on March 16 when the round of 16 winners are confirmed. Quarter-final games are scheduled to take place on April 3 and 4, and April 10 and 11. After that the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League moves on to the semi-finals, the draw for which is scheduled for April 13, with games due to be held on April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2.
UEFA Champions League Fixtures, Round of 16 – 1st Leg
Tuesday 13th February: Kick-offs at 19:45 (GMT)
- Juventus vs Tottenham
- Basel vs Manchester City
Wednesday 14th February: Kick-offs at 19:45 (GMT)
Tuesday 20th February: Kick-offs at 19:45 (GMT)
- Bayern Munich vs Besiktas
- Chelsea vs Barcelona
Wednesday 21st February: Kick-offs at 19:45 (GMT)
- Sevilla vs Manchester United
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma
UEFA Champions League Fixtures, Round of 16 – 2nd Leg
Tuesday 6th March: Kick-offs at 19:45 (GMT)
- PSG vs Real Madrid
- Liverpool vs Porto
Wednesday 7th March: Kick-offs at 19:45 (GMT)
- Tottenham vs Juventus
- Manchester City vs Basel
Tuesday 13th March: Kick-offs at 19:45 (GMT)
- Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk
- Manchester United vs Sevilla
Wednesday 14th March: Kick-offs in GMT
- Besiktas vs Bayern Munich: 17:00
- Barcelona vs Chelsea: 19:45
Where to watch 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Online & on TV Channel?
You can watch the 2017/18 Champions League Round of 16 Online, on SonyLiv.
Where is the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Final?
The 2017/18 Champions League Final will be played on May 26, 2018 at the NSC Olimpiyskiy, also known as the Olympic Stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine. It has a capacity of 70,000 and is considered a Category 4 stadium by UEFA.
The two semi-finals’ winners will progress to the 2017/18 Champions League Final, and for better administrative facilitation, the ‘home’ team will be decided by a separate draw during the semi-final draw on April 13.
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Predictions:
Juventus vs Tottenham
Juventus have come really close to winning their 3rd Champions League title in recent years, only to fall short every time. Juventus, on the other hand, come into this match on a 16-game unbeaten streak, having only conceded just 1 goal in that run. While Tottenham will have the advantage of the playing the second leg at home, Juventus are virtually impossible to beat at home.
Juventus 2-1 Tottenham
FC Basel vs Manchester City
Basel will be looking to make it third time lucky as they take on City, in a bid to qualify for the quarter-final stage for the first time in Champions League history. Manchester City have been tipped as one of the favourites to win the 2017/18 Champions League trophy, following their early season charge and it will be a major shock to see them falter at this stage.
FC Basel 1-3 Manchester City
Porto vs Liverpool
This is one of the most difficult fixtures to predict in this week’s 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, as 2004 winners Porto take on 5 times champion Liverpool at the Dragao Stadium.
Liverpool will enter the first-leg knowing that a draw will be the perfect result, however, Porto will try and come out firing knowing that anything other than a win in the 1st leg of the Round of 16 could signal the end of their 2017/18 Champions League campaign.
Porto 1-1 Liverpool
Real Madrid vs PSG
PSG will enter this Champions League Round of 16 clash hoping to exorcise last seasons dramatic lose against Barcelona, while for Real Madrid, the only focus is the Champions League success, given that they trail league leaders Barcelona by 19 points in Spain. This match will surely turn into a goal-fest.
Real Madrid 2-2 PSG
Bayern Munich vs Besiktas
Although not as lethal as Bayern was a couple of seasons before, the club would still be confident of pushing the Turkish side out of the Champions League Round of 16 with ease, over the two legs.
Bayern Munich 3-1 Besiktas
Chelsea vs Barcelona
Both the clubs have a history of intense battles in the Champions League clashes. However, Chelsea will enter this encounter pretty low on confidence after struggling with their form and managerial issues, with Antonio Conte’s future uncertain at the Blues.
Chelsea 1-2 Barcelona
Sevilla vs Manchester United
Jose Mourinho must have been glad to see Sevilla being picked against them in the round of 16 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, as the Spanish team has struggled for the major part. On the other hand, Man United, have added Alexis Sanchez to an already lethal forward line.
Sevilla 1-2 Manchester United
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma
Both these teams performed well above expectations in the group stage, and this will be a tight game, whose outcome will be pretty difficult to predict.
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Roma