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The key match ups as the Champions League returns for the Round of 16

The UEFA Champions League returns tomorrow for the competition’s round of 16 with three English sides still in the running.

Liverpool will travel to RB Leipzig tomorrow before the action continues next week when Chelsea take on Atletico Madrid on February 23 and Man City will play Borussia Monchengladbach on the 24th.

But let’s focus on the match ups happening this week matches in detail

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool

If there was a ever a good time to play Liverpool this is probably it. The reigning Premier League champions have lost their last three games and with their list of injured players stacking up it’s difficult to see how they will stop the rot.

Leipzig meanwhile have won their last four games and have only lost twice in 13. They are currently second in the Bundesliga but only four points off of leaders Bayern Munich.

However, this first leg will be played at Hungary’s Puskas Stadium due to Covid restrictions in Germany that prevent the game from being played in Leipzig. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to take advantage of this particularly because the second leg will be played at Anfield.

The fact that Liverpool will be without 10 first-team players and that their confidence is rock bottom after those three consecutive defeats will not bode well for them.

This will be the first competitive meeting between the sides and it could prove to be a memorable one.

Barcelona vs PSG

Arguably the biggest match up in the entire round, this is the first time the two sides have met since Barcelona’s infamous comeback in the same stage of the competition four years ago. But, a lot has changed for both teams in that time.

Barcelona will come into this one with a lot of confidence having thrashed Alaves 5-1 at the weekend in a performance that included a

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