My 2019/20 Champions League Knockout Stage Predictions | Atletico vs Liverpool, Real vs Man City…

My 2019/20 Champions League knockout stage predictions previewing Atletico vs Liverpool and Real vs Man City as well as the other 6 games. This season’s Uefa Champions League round of 16 games look exciting and here’s how I think it will go.

Let’s start off with what will arguably be the tie of the knockout stages, Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain. Before the January transfer window we could have said the same, but the signing of Erling Braut Håland brings an even bigger hype to this Champions League tie. With the tie already having some of the best attacking players in Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho – the Norwegian’s addition to Lucien Favre’s Dortmund setup has already brought goals and will have everyone looking forward to what the young superstar will have in the locker against Thomas Tuchel’s PSG.

Moving over to the two English and German ties, we have Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig facing Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Frank Lampard’s Chelsea facing Hans-Dieter Flick Bayern Munich.

RB Leipzig have been in fine form this season and you would be crazy to write them off here. However, it’s hard to bet against Jose Mourinho when it comes to knockout games. The man is an absolute master of the dark arts and he has already made his Spurs side incredibly difficult to beat. Leipzig are also going through something of a defensive crisis with 21 year old Dayot Upamecano – the only senior centre back available until mid March.

Bayern Munich have taken more shots and scored more goals than any other team in the Champions League so far this season and I think they’ll be too much for Chelsea in Frank Lampard’s first ever Round of 16 game as a manager. Robert Lewandowski is currently the competition’s top scorer having bagged a frankly outrageous 10 goals in just five games.

Chelsea do have their own in-form centre forward in the form of Tammy Abraham, who has adapted to life at the top level incredibly well. Abraham has taken a really impressive 2.5 penalty area shots in the UCL this season, but Bayern are clearly later in their cycle as a squad than Chelsea are at the moment and I can’t look past them for this tie.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City & Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be taking on the Madrid sides in the first round of the knockout stages. Whilst Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been very much dominant in English football, Klopp would want to guide his Liverpool side to back to back Champions League trophies. As for Pep Guardiola’s Man City, the Champions League title is still the missing piece of the puzzle in Manchester City’s mission to establish themselves amongst Europe’s elite since their financial backing.

Whilst Man City have Laporte back from injury, he’s still without a proper partner, with both John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi ticking timebombs.
Zidane has got Madrid playing as an organised unit this season that look to either dominate or compact the centre of the pitch for his opposition, exactly where City look to operate this season where 71% of their Champions League shots have come from, a competition high. City have also struggled sides that have the defensive capacity to stand strong without the ball before exploiting City on the counter, with City already losing to Liverpool, Manchester United, Wolves twice and Mourinho’s Spurs in the league alone.
Personally, I can see Zinedine Zidane ending Pep & Man City’s season in March.

Moving on, Liverpool are the best team in the world at this moment in time and so it’s incredibly hard to look past them here. However, Diego Simeone’s Atleti are an awkward match. Napoli’s flat 4-4-2 is the only shape that has beaten Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and this is a formation that Atletico are very comfortable in playing.
We saw in that Napoli game that this Liverpool side can struggle defending against two strikers as they go man to man with Liverpool’s centre backs and this is something that I would expect Simeone to look to exploit.

Who do you think will progress to the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League?

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  1. Napoli beat Liverpool earlier this season and have been doing very well in their games that aren’t regular Serie A season games. They still probably won’t win but I think they need more credit than they’ve been getting

  2. Dortmund vs psg =Dortmund
    Man city vs Real Madrid =man city
    Athletico vs Liverpool =athletico
    Rb Leipzig vs Spurs =spurs
    Atalanta vs Valencia =Atalanta
    Barca vs Napoli =Barca
    Juve vs Lyon =juve
    Bayern Munich vs Chelsea = Bayern
    Champions league winner will be Manchester city and they will beat Barca in the final

  3. Dortmund VS PSG

    Dortmund 1-0 PSG (35') Haaland
    Dortmund 1-1 PSG (52') Mbappe

    Leg 2 –
    Parc Des Princes

    PSG 1-0 Dortmund (11') Icardi
    PSG 1-1 Dortmund (43') Reus
    PSG 2-1 Dortmund (76') Cavani
    PSG 3-1 Dortmund (84') Cavani

    PSG win 4-2 on aggregate

    Atleti VS Liverpool
    Wanda Metripolitana

    Atleti 1-0 Liverpool (90 + 1') Godin

    Leg 2 –

    Liverpool 1-0 Atleti (20') Salah
    Liverpool 2-0 Atleti (53') Mane
    Liverpool 2-1 Atleti (59') Trippier
    Liverpool 3-1 Atleti (87') VVD

    Liverpool win 3-2 on aggregate

    Atalanta VS Valencia
    San Siro

    Atalanta 1-0 Valencia (71') Gomez
    Atalanta 1-1 Valencia (79') Parejo

    Leg 2 –

    Valencia 1-0 Atalanta (31') Rodrigo
    Valencia 1-1 Atalanta (44') Zapata (P)
    ET –
    Valencia 1-2 Atalanta (116') Illic

    Atalanta win 3-2 on aggregate

    Tottenham Hotspur VS RB Leipzig
    Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

    Tottenham 1-0 Leipzig (2') Lo Celso
    Tottenham 2-0 Leipzig (68') Son

    Leipzig VS Tottenham Hotspur
    RB Arena

    Leipzig 0-1 Tottenham (47') Berwijin
    Leipzig 1-1 Tottenham (64') Olmo
    Leipzig 1-2 Tottenham (80') Son

    Tottenham win 4-1 on aggregate

    Chelsea VS Bayern Munich
    Stamford Bridge

    Chelsea 1-0 Bayern (14') Mount
    Chelsea 1-1 Bayern (50') Lewandowski
    Chelsea 1-2 Bayern (52') Lewandowski

    Bayern Munich VS Chelsea
    Allianz Arena

    Bayern 1-0 Chelsea (40') Gnarby
    Bayern 1-1 Chelsea (43') Abraham
    Bayern 2-1 Chelsea (77') Coutinho
    Bayern 3-1 Chelsea (81') Gnarby

    Bayern win 5-2 on aggregate

    Napoli VS Barcelona
    Stadio San Paulo

    Napoli 1-0 Barca (24') Mertens

    Barcelona VS Napoli
    Camp Nou

    Barcelona 1-0 Napoli (6') Messi
    Barcelona 2-0 Napoli (26') Alba
    Barcelona 3-0 Napoli (59') Messi (P)
    Barcelona 4-0 Napoli (84') Greizemann

    Barcelona win 4-1 on aggregate

    Lyon VS Juventus
    Goupama Stadium

    0-0 FT

    Juventus VS Lyon
    Allianz Stadium

    Juventus 1-0 Lyon (25') Ronaldo
    Juventus 2-0 Lyon (74') Dybala

    Juventus win 2-0 on aggregate

    Real Madrid VS Manchester City
    Santiago Bernebau

    Real 1-0 Man City (45') Benzema
    Real 1-1 Man City (58') Sterling
    Real 2-1 Man City (90 + 4') Bale

    Leg 2 –
    Etihad Stadium
    Man City 0-1 Real (7') Hazad
    Man City 1-1 Real (19') Gundogan (P)
    Man City 2-1 Real (27') De Bruyne
    Man City 2-2 Real (75') Rodrygo
    Man City 3-2 Real (78') Aguero

    Real win on away goals

    Quarterfinalists –
    Bayern Munich 🔴
    Liverpool 🔴
    PSG 🔵
    Juventus ⚫
    Tottenham ⚪
    Real Madrid ⚪
    Barcelona 🔵
    Atalanta 🔵

    Quarterfinals –

    Liverpool-Real Madrid

    Liverpool VS Real Madrid

    Liverpool 1-0 Real (43') Mane
    Liverpool 1-1 Real (57') Benzema

    2nd Leg –

    Real 1-0 Liverpool (20') Vinicus Jr
    Real 1-1 Liverpool (36') Salah
    Real 2-1 Liverpool (76') Ramos (P)
    Real 3-1 Liverpool (83') Hazard

    Real win 4-2 on aggregate

    Barcelona VS Bayern Munich
    Camp Nou

    Barcelona 1-0 Bayern (51') Messi
    Barcelona 2-0 Bayern (64') Suarez
    Barcelona 3-0 Bayern (86') Messi
    Barcelona 3-1 Bayern (90 + 1') Lewa
    Barcelona 3-2 Bayern (90 + 5') Muller

    Leg 2 –
    Allianz Arena

    Bayern 1-0 Barcelona (44') Gnarby
    Bayern 1-1 Barcelona (78') Messi
    Bayern 2-1 Barcelona (79') Lewandowski

    Bayern win on away goals

    Tottenham VS Juventus
    Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

    Tottenham 1-0 Juve (42') Moura

    Leg 2 –
    Allianz Stadium

    Juve 1-0 Spurs (56') Ronaldo
    Juve 2-0 Spurs (88') Dybala

    Juve win 2-1 on aggregate

    PSG VS Atalanta
    Parc Des Princes

    PSG 1-0 Atalanta (17') Neymar
    PSG 2-0 Atalanta (22') Mbappe
    PSG 3-0 Atalanta (90 + 1') Mbappe

    Leg 2 –
    San Siro

    PSG 1-0 Atalanta (2') Icardi
    PSG 1-1 Atalanta (19') Illic
    PSG 2-1 Atalanta (34') Neymar
    PSG 3-1 Atalanta (36') Neymar
    PSG 3-2 Atalanta (57') Zapata (P)
    PSG 3-3 Atalanta (74') Illic

    PSG win 6-3 on aggregate

    Semifinalists –
    Real Madrid
    Bayern Munich

    Real VS Bayern
    Santiago Bernebau

    Real 1-0 Bayern (51') Marcelo

    2nd Leg –
    Allianz Arena

    Bayern 0-1 Real (24') Benzema
    Bayern 1-1 Real (46') Muller
    Bayern 1-2 Real (76') Benzema

    Real win 3-1 on aggregate

    PSG VS Juventus
    Parc Des Princes

    PSG 1-0 Juve (38') Neymar
    PSG 2-0 Juve (59') Neymar

    2nd Leg –
    Allianz Stadium

    PSG 0-1 Juve (4') Ronaldo
    PSG 0‐2 Juve (39') Dybala
    PSG 0-3 Juve (90 + 2') De Ligt

    Real VS Juventus
    Ataturk Olympic Stadium

    Real 0-1 Juve (17') Dybala
    Real 0-2 Juve (48') Ronaldo

    Juve win the UCL

  4. Liverpool will beat Atlético
    PSG will beat Dortmund
    Atalanta will beat Valencia
    Real Madrid will beat Man City
    Barca will beat Napoli
    Bayern will beat Chelsea
    Juventus will beat Lyon
    Leipzig will beat Spurs

    Real Madrid will win the whole thing
    Mark my words

  5. Only man united have won the premier league and champions league the same season. Chances of Liverpool doing the same is high following the success last season. With all the fire power going for the league title and club World Cup, Liverpool look tired. The leagues wrapped up and if focus is on going all the way in the champions league, I won’t be surprised if Liverpool win it. Unbeaten under klopp in the champions league knockout stages since 2015, 2 finals in that period aswell. For me it’s between Liverpool or Real Madrid

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