Second leg Champions League round of 16: dates, times and TV channels

The first leg matches of the Champions League round of 16 culminated this week with heart-stopping encounters. Among the games that gave the most to talk about, the 4-1 that the FC Barcelona by the PSG, with a Mbappé plugged in and with a huge streak of plays and goals. For now, rumors loom that the Frenchman could migrate to another club when this season ends.


The 4 keys to Zidane’s success at Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is in his second stage at the helm of the Whites. Despite the fact that this season has had some ups and downs, the Frenchman’s career on the Madrid bench is outstanding.

In his first stage at the helm of Real Madrid he won three consecutive Champions League and won LaLiga Santander on one occasion, among other titles.

In this second stage, Zidane has won LaLiga Santander and the Spanish Super Cup. This season, after falling in the Copa del Rey against Alcoyano and in the Super Cup against Athletic, he only has LaLiga and the Champions League, although he is very much alive in both competitions.

It is no coincidence that Zidane has won all the titles mentioned above with Real Madrid. Everything is based on a roadmap with which he manages to motivate his players and get the most out of them.

Following, We show you these four keys to success that have led Zinedine Zidane to become one of the best coaches in the world.


In its first stage, Zidane had all the first team players and made them feel important. The entire squad was very plugged in and any player who jumped onto the field performed 100%.

These rotations allowed Real Madrid to reach the end of the season without a trace of fatigue and with options in both LaLiga Santander and the Champions League.

However, in this second stage he is not resorting as much to rotations. In large part due to the poor performance of some footballers.

Despite this, all the members of the first team are having their opportunities and, in addition, he has made their debut to several Castilla youth players who are earning a place with the ‘older’.


Zinedine Zidane is a very close coach with his players. He likes to talk to everyone on a regular basis and know how they feel at all times.

He is a very open-minded coach who knows that communication is essential for the squad to perform at the expected level. He likes to use the word to motivate his pupils.

With these talks, Zidane wants his players to gain confidence and take the field with a positive mentality that helps Real Madrid achieve victory.


The French coach of Real Madrid has shown that his pulse does not tremble when making decisions at key moments and that he is not afraid of any rival.

Zidane goes out for all in each meeting and does not speculate with the result. He always bets on an offensive strategy for his duels, be it a LaLiga Santander match or the Champions League final.

On many occasions, Zidane has been criticized for his changes but most of the time the play has gone well and has left everyone with their mouths open.

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Zidane has become an expert when it comes to playing finals. The French coach knows how to face these games and, to date, he has not lost any at the helm of Real Madrid.

Likewise, in key LaLiga Santander matches, such as the last ones of last season, he knows how to take that spirit out of the ‘finals’ to get the game going at all costs.

This course, Real Madrid has managed to save a deep crisis with this attitude, recovering the feelings of last season and getting the best version of each and every one of the players.


Cassano: “Atlético and Simeone don’t give a damn about the Champions League”

The defeat suffered by Atlético de Madrid last Tuesday, against Chelsea in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League continues to create criticism. The rácano game shown by those of Cholo Simeone has no excuse and that is how its detractors see it.

One of the last to criticize Atlético de Madrid has been the former Madrid player Antonio Cassano, a player who always speaks very clearly and this time it has been no less. These have been his words:

“Simeone? If you are born square, you cannot die round. They don’t give a damn about the Champions League, they know they can’t win it ”. But the Italian did not stop there and continued with his criticism:

“They saw the light at the end of the tunnel that they can win LaLiga, these two games in the league are fundamental, before the Classic. You can also tie in the Classic, so they would always be at a safe distance and they can win LaLiga”, referring to the derby as Classic.

To end his fierce criticism, he ended by adding: “They are throwing the Champions League and launching in LaLiga, that’s my thought.” The former Roma player spoke on BoboTV, Cristian Vieri’s live channel on Twitch.

Vieri himself, who was a striker for Atlético de Madrid, also criticized Atlético’s work: “You can’t play like that, they have fantastic players but they play too bad for what they have at their disposal.”


What happened in Bucharest has triggered some somewhat excessive reactions. In France, one of the star reporters of ‘L’Equipe’, perhaps exceeded his reflections. Bertrand Latour was fattened with the colchoneros, in the program The Estelle Team:

“It is one of the teams that I hate the most in Europe for 10 years. It is always a joy to see this team lose that has won so many games unfairly. I do not support this team. I prefer not to see this team.”, he pointed.

“It’s better this year in LaLiga, but he’s been pissing everyone off for 10 years by playing 10 years ago and winning only by destroying the opponent’s game”exclaimed the journalist.


Who was the Fury player of the Champions League match on Tuesday and Wednesday? – Ten

The first leg of the round of 16 Champions League they were played this week and they left many emotions.

There were four games that were played where three great cracks fight to be chosen as the player Fury highlight of the day.

The first one is Ferland Mendy, left side of Real Madrid who was the one who gave the victory to his team in Italy against Atalanta. With a long-distance shot and with his right leg he made it 1-0 in the final part of the game, placing the meringues with many options to advance to the quarterfinals, since the second leg is in Spain.

Another of the great figures of the day was the Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, who at minute 68 scored the only goal of the commitment against Atlético de Madrid with a spectacular Chilean. It was without a doubt the best goal of this Champions League match.

See: This was Giroud’s Chilean goal against Atlético

Last but not least, it appears Robert Lewandowski, who led the win for Bayern Munich against Lazio in Italy. The Polish striker scored the first of four goals scored by the Germans.

Who was the player Fury of the day of Champions League Tuesday and Wednesday? Vote now for your favorite.


The final of the Champions League could be played in the American continent

More and more changes contemplate the UEFA for the next few years and one of them would be to carry the Champions League, the most important club tournament in the world, to the American continent.

The winds of change have prompted UEFA’s senior executives to make various modifications to the tournament and to have a few more in mind to make it more attractive and productive (financially).


Given the threat posed by the creation of the European Premier League The European Super League With the best clubs in the ‘Old Continent’, UEFA already plans to expand the number of participants from 32 to 36.

Another of the innovations to the Champions League would be that the final be played outside of Europe, according to the British newspaper The Sun and The New York Times. New York, Miami and Doha (capital of Qatar, in Asia) would be the main candidates to host the event.

So far, however, these modifications are just rumors that UEFA’s top brass are analyzing and would not be applied in the short term, but until 2024.


Champions League: Remo Freuler apologizes for his expulsion

Champions League The midfielder appeals to the comeback in the second leg


Champions League: Josep Guardiola’s dart after Manchester City’s victory at Borussia Monchengladbach

Manchester City achieved a new victory and this time it was 2-0 over Borussia Monchengladbach in the first leg of the round of 16 Champions League, heading his classification without major complications and reaching an incredible streak of 19 games won in all competitions.

Those led by Josep Guardiola are at a high level of performance and after the match in Budapest the coach threw a dart at his critics. “We have a lot of money to sign a lot of incredible footballers. That’s the reason. We always win for the money, it’s true.”, he stated.

The Catalan highlighted his team for the incredible streak they are getting. “Without the quality of our players we could not do it. The humanity of this group … The players are fantastic, they have an incredible relationship with each other and they face every game with the aim of winning it”.

For the celestial now it is time to think about the important duel that the Premier League calendar holds. “Enjoy the night with the best possible food and in three days to think about West Ham. People are already talking about the second leg, but it is in three weeks. The next goal is West Ham”, he pointed out.

Manchester City took a resounding step to the quarterfinals of the Champions League with goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesús against the German team, who must come back as a visitor.


Champions League: Guardiola’s City beat M …

The Manchester City He had no problems returning to England with an advantage that leaves him alone to define the second leg of the Champions League round of 16: although the scoreboard was not bulky and the 2-0 can be misleading, those led by Pep Guardiola completely annulled Borussia Mönchengladbach in Budapest and sealed the first game of the series with a deserved victory.

From minute zero, Guardiola’s pupils made it clear why they are absolute leaders of the English Premier League and one of the best teams of the moment: at 29, after a cross from the Portuguese João Cancelo, his compatriot Bernardo defined head to mark 1 to 0 and also materialize on the scoreboard the supremacy that was already evident from the beginning en el estadio Puskás Arena.

Portuguese Cancelo, with a surgical precision in Budapest, was the one who also threaded the second goal of the Manchester team. At 64 minutes, when City still dominated the game but the Germans were shyly encouraged to reach Ederson’s goal, the side re-invented an exquisite centerAgain for Bernardo, only this time his countryman received and came down for the arrival of Gabriel Jesús. The Brazilian killed Sommer and scored his second goal so far in the Champions League.

With this victory, the cast of Guardiola continues writing his intractable numbers: stretched neither more nor less than 26 games his undefeated, with the included record of have won the last 19 games of that accumulated. His latest defeat? On November 21 of last year, when on the ninth date of the Premier League they fell 2-0 to Tottenham of the Portuguese Mourinho.

A victory was also won by Real Madrid after their visit to Atalanta in Italy, by the same instance of the competition, although in their case the 1 to 0 cost them more than expected after they stayed with one more footballer from 17 minutes after what seemed an exaggerated expulsion of Remo Freuler.

The team of the French Zinedine Zidane took 86 minutes in taking advantage of the numerical advantage, after the German referee Tobias Stieler showed the Swiss the direct red, realizing that he had knocked down a Mendy on an obvious scoring occasion. Four minutes from the end, the Frenchman had his revenge: he took an exquisite right hand that assured, on the hour, a merengue victory that already seemed that it did not arrive.


Pep Guardiola placed Bayern Munich as a favorite in the Champions League

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The coach of the Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, was satisfied with the victory by 0-2 this Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against the Borussia Monchengladbach, in what was the nineteenth successive victory, which grants them a favoritism for the title that the Catalan did not finish seeing.

“When I see how Bayern played on Tuesday, I don’t think so (be favorites). It’s a big challenge to get the players back and make sure they are in the best possible condition, but if people want to say that we are favorites, ok, we will accept it“Guardiola pointed out to BT Sports after the game.

Santpedor’s team considered “good” the performance offered by his team in a first leg game that “is always more difficult”, but warned that must be “cooler” on their occasions. “The one against one of Gabriel Jesús against the goalkeeper with 0-1 …. In this competition you have to be perfect to make sure you pass,” he warned.

Finally, Guardiola praised Bernardo Silva ante el Gladbach, a “very smart” player. “We need offensive midfielders to attack the area and he did. Has to improve sometimes and take risks in some positions, but he’s very smart. He gives us something special and has a good physique, “he remarked.


Atalanta – Real Madrid: Gasperini: “If I talk about the expulsion, UEFA sanctions me for two months …”

Atalanta – Real Madrid The Italian coach was angry with the expulsion

Gasperini, giving instructions.