Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Champions League: Last 16 Matches under way

Champions League: Last 16 Matches under way

Tuesday February 14, the first round of the Champions League last 16 gets under way with the matches Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) - APOEL FC (CYP) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) - FC Barcelona (ESP). The results were, respectively 1-0 and 1-3. Barça has thrown down the gauntlet!

Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) 1 - APOEL FC (CYP) 0

Lacazette, 58

One goal to nil, 18 shots to one, 64% of ball possession against 36% shows to what extent Lyon dominated the game.

Lyon: Lloris, Cris, Koné, Réveillère, Cissokho, Källström, Ederson, Bastos, Lacazette, Gonalons, Lisandro. SUBS:Vercoutre, Dabo, Fofana, Umtiti, Gourcuff, Gomis, Briand.

APOEL: Chiotis, Jorge, Kaká, Poursaitides, Morais, Sousa, Boaventura, Charalambides, Pinto, Aílton, Tričkovski. SUBS: Pardo, Satsias, Manduca, Alexandrou, Solomou, Marcinho, Solari.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) 1 - FC Barcelona (ESP) 3

M. Kadlec, 52                                            Alexis Sanchez 41, 55

                                                                  Messi, 88

The first half belonged to Barcelona, with two shots on target and one goal, while Leverkusen did not manage a single shot on goal. In the second half, the Germans came storming back with 4 shots on target and equalised on 52 minutes. However, Barça managed a further five shots on goal and added a couple more goals. Messi, inevitably, was on the scoreboard.

Leverkusen: Leno, Schwaab, Reinartz, Friedrich, Ćorluka, Kadlec, Castro, Rolfes, Bender, Augusto, Schürrle SUBS: Yelldell, Oczipka, Da Costa, Toprak, Ortega, Bellarabi, Kiessling.

Barcelona: Valdés, Alves, Puyol, Abidal, Fàbregas, Iniesta, Mascherano, Busquets, Adriano, Sánchez, Messi SUBS: Pinto, Bartra, Thiago, Dos Santos, Roberto, Pedro, Cuenca.

Second Legs of these games to be played on Wednesday March 7

 

The Draw

1. Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) - APOEL FC (CYP)

2. SSC Napoli (ITA) - Chelsea FC (ENG)

3. AC Milan (ITA) - Arsenal FC (ENG)

4. FC Basel 1893 (SUI) - FC Bayern München (GER)

5. Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) - FC Barcelona (ESP)

6. PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS) - Real Madrid CF (ESP)

7. FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS) - SL Benfica (POR)

8. Olympique de Marseille (FRA) - FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)

First Leg Wednesday February 15

AC Milan (ITA) - Arsenal FC (ENG)

FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS) - SL Benfica (POR)

Second Leg: Tuesday March 6

First Leg Tuesday February 21

SSC Napoli - Chelsea FC

PFC CSKA Moskva - Real Madrid CF

Second Leg: Wednesday March 14

First Leg Wednesday February 22

FC Basel 1893 - FC Bayern München

Olympique de Marseille - FC Internazionale Milano

Second Leg : Tuesday March 13

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

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