These are the top 5 Round of 16 matches to watch in the Champions League.
After much brouhaha, the Round of 16 fixtures of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League have been drawn up. The tournament has delivered some memorable moments, as well as some surprise exits for some top European clubs. However, the competition seems to be getting hotter after the round of 16 draws served us some exciting matches.
Here are the top five most exciting matches in the round of 16.
1. Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain
PSG will not be happy to face Real Madrid, considering the form they have been in. However, many neutrals will be happy to watch that match. The match also promises to be exciting because Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos could face his former club.
Real Madrid are in incredible form under Carlo Ancelotti, while Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema are also firing in the goals. On the other hand, PSG have not been consistent throughout their campaign and have not really dominated the game against any strong opposition.
2. Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United
Manchester United would have hoped for easier opposition after finishing top of their group but will have to make do with facing Diego Simeone’s side. The fixture will see two of the biggest clubs in England and Spain butt heads over two legs. It is also unpredictable as either team can qualify. Cristiano Ronaldo has an incredible record against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and will be hoping to deliver another eye-catching performance when they meet.
3. Inter vs. Liverpool
Serie A champions Inter Milan will clash with Liverpool in what promises to be an action-packed game. Both teams are combative and play at a fast pace, which will make the game enjoyable.
The Nerazzurri are starting to find their feet this season after a slow start to the campaign. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s men will be hoping to see off Inter and continue their UCL title dream.
4. Villarreal vs. Juventus.
Villarreal qualified to the Champions League after winning the Europa League last season. The Yellow Submarine has been further impressed by qualifying from their group. However, they will face Juventus for a place in the quarterfinals. Juventus have not been in great form, but would fancy their chances against Villarreal. This is another unpredictable clash, which makes it a must-watch.
5. RB Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich
On paper, it would look like Bayern Munich would obliterate Austrian side RB Salzburg in this clash. Be that as it may, Salzburg will know that they have nothing to lose and all to play for in that game. The Austrian club also plays an entertaining style of football, which will excite any neutral.