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Four Talking Points From Champions League Round Of 16

The 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League knockout stage is done and dusted and the last eight teams were finally confirmed on Wednesday night.

Liverpool puts a bravura performance at the Allianz Arena to reach the last eight against all odds beating Bayern Munich 1-3 as they aim for a sixth Champions League title under Jurgen Klopp.

The teams that will be seeded against each other on Friday when the draws will be made at UEFA headquarter, Nyon in Switzerland is; Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Porto and Tottenham.

Here are some talking points from the second leg of the Champions League games played on Tuesday and Wednesday.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, CRISTIANO RONALDO’S LEAGUE: The Juventus superstar is no how resting on his oars as he hopes to help the Bianconeri lift the Champions League title this season.

Having loss 2-0 in Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg, Ronaldo inspired Juventus to reach the quarterfinal against all odds as he scored a hat trick to become the first player to do that in multiple clubs.

Should Juventus go ahead and win this season Champions League, Ronaldo will equal Clarence Seedorf record of players who have won the Champions League with three different clubs.

MANUEL NEUER JOIN THE CENTENARY LEAGUE: Despite failing to prevent three goals into his own net that saw Bayern Munich failed to reach the quarterfinal of the Champions League at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, Manuel Neuer still has something to reflect on.

The German international made his 100th appearance in the Champions League for the Bavarians to join the league of players who have achieved that milestone in the European elite club competition.

Neuer is now the fifth Bayern Munich and fourth German international to reach that milestone after Phillipe Lahm (112), Arjen Robben (110), Thomas Muller (105) and Oliver Kahn (103).

BARCELONA TURN CAMP NOU TO SLAUGHTERHOUSE: Barcelona is in no way, slowing on their quest for a treble this season. They currently sit on top of the La Liga table and have booked their place in the final of the Copa del Rey and is yet to lose at home in all competition.

The Blaugrana 5-1 demolition of Lyon was their 30th home victory in the Champions League a record that has now surpassed Bayern Munich who had a 29 home record.

They have now reached the quarter-final of the Champions League for a record 12th time in the history of the competition.

ENGLISH TEAM FINDING THEIR WAY BACK TO THE TOP: Chelsea was the last Premier League team to lift the Champions League title in 2012 when they defeated Bayern Munich.

Since then, the English teams have failed to make more progress in the Champions League in terms of winning the title. The closest was Liverpool, who played last season finale but lost the title to Real Madrid.

This season could see the possibility of an English team lifting the Champions League as for the first time in 19 years, four teams from the Premier League made it to the last eight.

Liverpool. Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham made it to the quarter-final, which means there is a chance for one of the club to reach the final and probably lift the title.


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