Pep Guardiola, during a match in Santiago Bernabéu


Pairings with morbid in the 16 of the Champions League 2019-20

Published:16/12/2019 - 13:15h

Updated:16/12/2019 - 13:16h

The draw of the 16 final of the Champions League 2019-20 has left pairings with a lot of morbid, beginning by the return of Pep Guardiola to the Santiago Bernabéu

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The draw of the eighth of final of the Champions League 2019-20, celebrated this Monday 16 December in Nyon (Switzerland), has left pairings with a lot of morbo between the big colossuses of Europe, that anybody will want to lose from the month of February. In Barcelona key, the culés will measure to some Naples in low hours and this will suppose that Leo Messi play in the territory of Diego Armando Maradona, Saint Paolo, where the 'Lint' shined during several seasons before falling in decline.

In addition to the Naples-Barça, the rest of crosses are the following: PSG-Dortmund, Liverpool-Athletic, Bayern-Chelsea, Juventus-Lyon, Valencia-Atalanta, Real Madrid-City and Leipzig-Tottenham. Some of them do not have too many inducements, although the precedents of other crosses are definitely motivating. It fits to stand out the Real Madrid-Manchester City, that will suppose the return of Pep Guardiola to Santiago Bernabéu.

Todos los enfrentamientos de los octavos de Champions
All the clashes of the eighth of Champions

The best trainer of the history of the FC Barcelona already visited the sanctuary merengue to the control of the Bayern Munich in the season 2015-16, and the thing was not him too well. It finish deleted in the round of semifinals and remained to the doors of the final, that the Real Madrid finish winning easily. Now, the one of Sampedor will have the challenge to bend to the Real Madrid as it already did many times with the Barça... Although the Manchester City is not the same.

The motivating factor for Pep is that possibly the City do not have already options to conquer the Premier League in the month of February, by what all his efforts will centre in trying delete to the merengues in the eighth of League of Champions.

Another of these crosses that will be curious to see is Chelsea-Bayern, two clubs that already confronted in the final of the Champions League 2011-12, the only 'orejona' that have been able to win the 'blues'. The morbo will be served in Stamford Bridge, a stadium that by the way knows very very one of the current players of the Bayern, Philippe Coutinho, by his previous experience in England with the Liverpool.

Dortmund-PSG And Liverpool-Atleti, also interesting

Also it will be necessary to put attention to the Dortmund-PSG, that will mean the return of the current technician of the Parisian club, Thomas Tuchel, to the team where trained before giving the jump to the French capital. Tuchel Has very good memories of Dortmund, but sure that they will not receive him of the all well in the Signal Iduna Park, where remember that it headed to Ousmane Dembélé does some seasons.

The Liverpool-Athletic, finally, could say that it is the most spectacular clash beside the Madrid-City. Although there is not special rencillas between 'reds' and 'colchoneros', the mere fact to see like rivals to two of the best trainers of the world, Simeone and Klopp, already is of by himself alluring. The 'morbo' will be served in this eliminatory, in which it could happen anything. It touches to enjoy of the Champions in pure state.

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