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Opinion: Checkout The UEFA Champions League Team Of Round 16

Racheal91
By Racheal91 | self meida writer
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are out of the competition after the superstars failed to help their teams overturn their first leg deficits . This is first Champions League since 2004-2005 season that neither of the stars with be in the quarter-final. 

Chelsea have qualified for the last 8 for Champions League for the first time in 7 years after a 3-0 aggregate win over la liga side Atlético Madrid.

PSG progress to the last eight with a 5-2 aggregate win over Barcelona 


2017 Champions Liverpool secured a 4-0 aggregate win over Bundesliga side RB Leipzig to move to the next stage. 

Manchester City are through to the quarter-final after a 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Monchengladbach 

Real Madrid progressed to the next stage with a 4-1 aggregate win over Serie A side Atalanta 

Defending Champions Bayern Munich secured a 6-2 aggregate win over Lazio to move the last eight. 

Borussia Dortmund qualified for the next stage with a 5-4 aggregate win over Sevilla 

Juventus drop out of the competition on away go with Porto qualifying for the next stage instead 

Below is my Champions League team of Round 16

Keylor Navas(GK) 

The Costa Rican goalkeeper was solid against Barcelona to help PSG progress to quarterfinal. He made 9 good saves in the match most importantly keeping Lionel Messi penalty out. 

Defenders - Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) Pepe(Porto), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Pepe (Porto), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla)


Juan Cuadrado(RB) 

The fullback was the most creative player for Juventus against Porto. He created 13 chances and assisted Federico Chiesa for Juventus second goal. He made 6 successful tackles, 6 successful dribbles and 5 recoveries. 

Sérgio Ramos(CB)

The Madrid skipper was tidy with his performance against Atalanta. He made 2 recoveries, 3 interceptions winning 1 aerial duel. He scored a second half penalty after Vinicius junior was fouled in the box

Pepe(CB) 

The Portuguese defender put in a solid performance against Juventus. He made 18 clearances, 8 recoveries, 2 interceptions and won 3 aerial duels. He also made 1 successful tackle and 5 clearances. He scored a second half penalty. 

Marcos Acuna (LB) 

The Argentine defender created 3 chances, made 9 recoveries, 2 interceptions, and won 4 aerial duels. He also made 2 successful tackles, 1 dribble success and 1 clearance. 

Midfielders - N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Luca Modric (Real Madrid) Sérgio Oliveira (Porto), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla) 


N'Golo Kante(CM) 

The French midfielder put in a Man of the Match performance for Chelsea against Atletico Madrid, he created 2 chances, made 13 recoveries, 2 interceptions, 4 successful dribbles and 2 clearances. 

Luka Modric (CM)

The Croat put in Man of the Match performance against Atalanta BC. He completed the most passes (89) in the match. He assisted Karim Benzema for the opening goal of the match. He also made 16 recoveries, 5 interceptions and 3 successful tackles

Sérgio Oliveira (CM) 

The Portuguese international put in a solid performance against Juventus to help Porto progress to the quarter-final . The midfielder created 2 chances, made 7 recoveries, 2 successful tackles and 2 clearances. He scored a penalty in the first half and also scored a low freekick in extra time to see Porto progress to the next stage. 

Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) 


Federico Chiesa (RW) 

The Italian was the main goal threat for Juventus against Porto. He scored twice and hit the woodwork with one of his shots The attacker made 6 recoveries, 1 successful tackle and completed 3 successful dribbles.

Erling Braut Håland(ST) 

The Norwegian youngster continues his impressive form in the Champions League. He scored twice in the match, his fourth brace in four consecutive Champions league matches. He broke Harry Kane record to become the quickest player to reach 20 Champions League goals in just 14 appearances. He won 5 duels, made 3 clearances, 4 recoveries and 1 interception. 

Youssef En-Nesyri (LW) 

The Moroccan was solid against Borrusia Dortmund. He scored a twice against the German side but was unable to help Sevilla overturn the first leg deficit. 

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