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Schalke – Manchester City, Atletico Madrid – Juventus, February 20

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Schalke – Manchester City, UEFA Champions League, Last 16

In run up to the last 16 clash between Schalke and Manchester City, the first of its kind in the UEFA Champions League, two players of the Manchester’s team did not arrive with their squad in Germany, having missed the final training on Tuesday due to health reasons.

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The readiness of Gabriel Jesus and John Stones for the evening match is doubtful, despite all previous victories of City over Arsenal (3: 1), Everton (2: 0), Chelsea (6: 0), and Newport (4:1), which confirm their right to be in the ranks of the leaders of the EPL and among the main favorites – potential winners of the Champions League.

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As for Schalke, the prospect is not bright, the team is closer likely to the losing their place in the German elite championship, rather than to participate in the European competitions next season. But the team will try to resist the “Citizens”.

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The match will be held at the Veltins Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, at 20:00 GMT.

The latest odds from top bookmakers:

FC Schalke 04
11.00
X
5.50
Manchester City
1.30

 

Atletico Madrid – Juventus, Champions League, Last 16

Two European heavyweights will clash in the Champions League Last 16 stage, when the host side, Atletico Madrid, will meet the Italian Juventus on February 20.

 

After two recent defeats in La Liga, Atletico hope to reach to the final, which will take place at their own Wando Metropolitan.

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Juventus’ plans are more ambitious, because of their goal is to reach the third final in five years after losing to Barcelona in 2015 and Real Madrid in 2017.

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Atletico Madrid square off with Juventus the third time already. The first time clubs faced each other in the UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 group stage. There were an Atletico victory with the score of 1: 0 in Madrid and a draw in the return match. A similar outcome can be expected today, both teams are very similar as for the number of famous players so by the level of training.

 

UEFA Champions League 2018-19 | 16 stage

Venue: Wanda Metropolitan, Madrid

Beginning: 20:00 GMT, February 20

The latest odds from top bookmakers:

Atletico Madrid
2.90
X
2.85
Juventus
2.90

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