Fabinho, celebrating one of the goals of the Liverpool against the FC Barcelona


The Champions League appears in the scene, and does it with important absences

Published:18/02/2020 - 14:00h

Updated:18/02/2020 - 14:00h

This week returns the Champions League and, although the FC Barcelona won't play the first match of eighth until next week in Napoli, already breathes the emotion of the maximum European competition

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The FC Barcelona will not travel to Naples until the next week to face the gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League, but already breathes in all Europe the illusion and the expectations generated by the maximum competition of the old continent. This week eight teams will confront between them in the fight by four places of face to the following round, with authentic partidazos like Athletic-Liverpool and Dortmund-PSG.

After the two crosses of this Tuesday, this Wednesday will be the turn of Valencia, that visits to the Atalanta, and of the Tottenham of José Mourinho, that will receive to the RB Leipzig. The week of the 25 and 26 February will arrive the turn of the other participants that surpassed the phase of groups, with the Naples-Barça and Chelsea-Bayern the Tuesday 25 February and the Real Madrid-Manchester City and the Olympique of Lyon-Juventus, a day afterwards.

In the cases of some teams, will have to confront to his respective clashes with drops of weight in the alignments. In the FC Barcelona will not be Luis Suárez neither Ousmane Dembélé (can that neither Jordi Alba), whereas Harry Kane follows lesionado in the Tottenham and Memphis Depay in the Lyon, all they with several months of drop by in front. Also it will lose the duel of gone Marco Reus in the Dortmund, although it has the reinforcement of Haaland.

And Joao Félix has been descartado by Simeone for the gone against the Liverpool in the Athletic of Madrid, to the not being still to the one hundred by one hundred after ultimar the period of recovery of his last injury. In the Real Madrid, Eden Hazard just finish to reappear after a long injury and still has to recover the competitive rhythm, whereas also it gives the case of big 'cracks' that have been playing to an inferior level to the that expects of them, at least up to now.

Exciting clashes in 1/8 of Champions League

It was as it was, it is clear that will live some eighth of exciting final with the big majority of the best clubs of Europe between the 16 survivors. The FC Barcelona will not be able to trust in front of the Naples if it wants to happen of round, since the team directed by Gattuso has recovered the winning rhythm with the step of the weeks, and in Saint Paolo can be very dangerous.

Duels of height to enjoy of the football in pure state. Already it is here the decisive phase of the season 2019-20, and the question is: it will be the Barça prepared? After the gone of eighth of final in front of the Naples, remember, to the culés will touch them measure to the Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu, in full fight by LaLiga when being separated by so only a point in the classification. It arrives the hour of the truth.

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