The Champions League returns to role this week as they play the second round of matches in the knockout round. After the defeat of Valencia and Real Madrid tie, is the turn of Malaga and FC Barcelona, the two Spanish teams that managed to be seeded and will face Porto and Milan, respectively.
Having led their groups during the first phase makes this first game is away from home. The first play will be visiting Malaga Porto on Tuesday in a game that will start at the usual time of 20:45 and will be broadcast on La1. On Wednesday, at the same time, it is the turn of the boat that travels to Milan, a clash that can be followed through Canal + Liga Champions.
Malaga signed an impeccable group stage and now has to face to face with an opponent that is not easy. Porto leads the league in Portugal with Benfica and is in a good shape because he has not lost at all so far this year, taking stock of 7 wins and 2 draws. The Colombian James Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez are the two main dangers of the Portuguese team that usually has a good eye at the time of signing strikers to replace those that sell to large teams.
Pellegrini’s team will be supported by about 3000 spectators. The Andalusian team coach has downward Eliseu and Gamez doubt that will clear up hours before the game. Also Tuesday play Arsenal and Bayern Munich in one of the matches with over these eighths name. The German team won again this weekend and has the Bundesliga in his pocket while at Arsenal we were worse things and that was eliminated in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
On Wednesday there luxury game because both teams will leave San Siro that can boast of having won the tournament on numerous occasions. Barca is overwhelming favorites for this tie also gave last year with victory for Barca team. The match will be special to Bojan who will face the team that formed the Spanish striker but now have much competition up after the arrival of Balotelli and good performance is giving Stephan El Shaarawy.
The shock of this week will close with a match between Galatasaray and Schalke 04. The Turkish team has been one of the market leaders in winter have been made with two players who already know what it is to lift the trophy, Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba are just landed on the computer.