UEFA Champions League Sets Our Screens Alight!
On Wednesday, Manchester City will face off against FC Basel in a UEFA Champions League encounter. The Citizens are ahead on a 4-0 aggregate after winning the first leg away. Basel would have to pull out all their strings to beat City at home.
Tottenham will host Juventus in what promises to be an exciting encounter. Going into this game, both sides are locked in a 2-all aggregate and will be fighting to secure a win at Wembley.
On Thursday, March 8, AC Milan will host Arsenal in the first leg of their Europa League match. The Gunners will be hoping to secure an away win.
Manchester City v FC Basel (UEFA Champions League)
League Rankings: Man City (EPL) 1st & Basel 2nd (Super League)
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Useful facts: Having edged Chelsea 1-0 in their EPL encounter last weekend, the Citizens now turn their attention back to the Champions League where they host Basel at home in the second leg of the Last 16 tie. Pep Guardiola’s men hold a 4-0 victory over the visitors having comfortably beaten them in the first leg away at St. Jakob Park last month. A brace from Ilkay Gundogan and goals from Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero were enough to see the Citizens put one foot in the quarter-finals. They will hope that their previous form against the Citizens of Basel will prevail once again at Etihad on Wednesday evening.
Samora Motloung: Man City
Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus (UEFA Champions League)
League Rankings: Spurs 4th (EPL) & Juventus 2nd (Serie A)
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Useful facts: Spurs were able to earn themselves an away goal advantage when they came from two goals down to record an impressive 2-2 draw against Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie in February. The Lily Whites will look to put in more work when they host the current defending Italian champions. However, with the Black and Whites of Italy being the more experienced side in the competition than their opposition, they will look to use that to their advantage when they clash at Wembley, with hopes to advance to the quarters.
Samora Motloung: Juventus
AC Milan v Arsenal (Europa League)
League Rankings: AC Milan 7th (Serie A) & Arsenal 6th
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Useful facts: The Gunners make a tough trip as they travel to face Italian side, AC Milan for the first leg of the Europa League Last 16. This could be the only cup that the Gunners win this season. The under-pressure Arsene Wenger will be hoping to use this match as a turnaround tool and end his woes, with his side having suffered four consecutive losses in all competitions recently. The last trip the Gunners of London made to Italy saw them being thumped 4-0 by the Milan giants in a UEFA Champions League fixture. Meanwhile, Rossoneri will hope their regained form will help them claim a spot in the next round of the competition.
Samora Motloung: AC Milan