Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Soccer: The Draw

We present the draw for the Champions League (next round on February 12/13 and 19/20) and the Europa League (February 14 and March 7) and analyse their current form, seeing where the teams are positioned today in their national championships. Pride of place in the Champions League goes to Manchester United v. Real Madrid, a dual of titans.

There are no Russian clubs in the Champions League, however, there are three in the Europa League: Zenit Saint Petersburg, Anzhi Makhachkala and Rubin Kazan. Zenit faces Liverpool FC, and then if they pass to the last 16, the winner of Basel/Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk; Anzhi have Hannover 96 and if successful, the winner of Newcastle/Metalist Kharkiv; Rubin get Atlético Madrid and then the winner of Levante/Olympiacos.

 

Champions League Last 16 (Club, country, position in league)

First leg February 12

Celtic (Scotland, 1) - Juventus (Italy, 1)

Valencia (Spain, 11) - Paris Saint-Germain (France, 1)

February 13

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine, 1) - Borussia Dortmund (Germany, 3)

Real Madrid (Spain, 3) - Manchester United (England, 1)

February 19

FC Porto (Portugal, 2 one game less) - Malaga (Spain, 4)

Arsenal (England, 5) - Bayern Munich (Germany, 1)

February 20

Galatasaray (Turkey, 1) - Schalke 04 (Germany, 7)

AC Milan (Italy, 7) - Barcelona (Spain, 1)

 

Second leg March 5

 

Manchester United - Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund - Shakhtar Donetsk

March 6

Paris Saint-Germain - Valencia

Juventus - Celtic

March 12

Schalke 04 - Galatasaray

Barcelona - AC Milan

March 13

Malaga - FC Porto

Bayern Munique - Arsenal

Europa League Last 32

February 14 and 21

BATE Borisov (Belarus, 1) - Fenerbahçe (Turkey, 3)

Inter Milan (Italy, 2) - Cluj (Romania, 5)

Levante (Spain, 6) - Olympiacos (Greece, 1)

Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia, 3) - Liverpool (England, 12)

Dínamo Kiev (Ukraine, 3) - Bordeaux (France, 7)

Bayer Leverkusen (Germany, 2) - Benfica (Portugal, 1)

Newcastle United (England, 15) - Metalist Kharkiv (Ukraine, 4)

Stuttgart (Germany, 9) - Genk (Belgium, 5)

Atlético Madrid (Spain, 2) - Rubin Kazan (Russia, 7)

Ajax (Netherlands, 3) - Steaua Bucharest (Romania, 1)

Basel (Switzerland, 2) - Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine, 2)

Anzhi Makhachkala (Russia, 2) - Hannover 96 (Germany, 11)

Sparta Prague (Czech Republic, 3) - Chelsea (England, 3)

Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany, 8) - Lazio (Italy, 3)

Tottenham Hotspur (England, 4) - Lyon (France, 2)

Naples (Italy, 5) - Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic, 1)

Last 16 (March 7 and 14)

Naples/Viktoria Plzen - BATE Borisov/Fenerbahçe

Bayer Leverkusen/Benfica - Dinamo Kiev/Bordeaux

Anzhi Makhachkala/Hannover 96 - Newcastle/Metalist Kharkiv

Stuttgart/Genk - Borussia Mönchengladbach/Lazio

Tottenham/Lyon - Inter Milan/Cluj

Levante/Olympiacos - Atlético Madrid/Rubin Kazan

Basel/Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk - Zenit Saint Petersburg/Liverpool

Ajax/Steaua Bucharest - Sparta Prague - Chelsea

Clubs in UEFA Competitions (Champions League and Europa League)

7 - Germany

6 - England, Spain

5 - Italy

4 - Ukraine

3 - France, Russia

2 - Czech Republic, Portugal, Romania, Turkey

1 - Belarus, Belgium, Greece, Netherlands, Scotland, Switzerland

 

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Pravda.Ru

 

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