The stage is set for the ardent football viewers to rejoice yet another thrilling knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League. When it comes to club football, there aren’t many competitions as big as the Champions League. Players dream all their life to life the prestigious trophy once and those who do cherish the moment for the rest of their lives.
Every year the UEFA Champions League treats us with the enticing matchups, thrilling twists and above all the high-intensity drama that makes this elite club competition a spectacle.
This season has been no different as we’ve got to see some shocking results followed by some sensational comebacks some heroic performances.
When it comes to entertainment, the Champions League raises the bar every year! And it's no secret that the main drama commences in the knockout phase when the clubs are vying to outlast every other club in order to be the one, the one to lift the prestigious trophy!
The draw took place at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon and some mouth-watering fixtures are set to tantalize us! The road to Madrid is on for these 8 teams as they now know what lies ahead for them.
Now that we're down to the last 8 and the quarterfinal encounters set, the football enthusiasts are geared up to witness yet another exciting ride in the book of Uefa Champions League.
Here's how these scintillating battles could turn out.
#1 Juventus vs Ajax
Real Madrid fans will hope that their former hero will get them some payback when faces Ajax in the quarterfinals. Juventus have drawn Ajax in what promises to be a very thrilling quarterfinal in the UEFA Champions League.
Ajax had a breathtaking round-16 journey as they overcame the defending champions, Real Madrid to reach the last 8. The Dutch side was the favourite to proceed but the sheer determination of young Ajax starlets ensured their passage to the last 8. Ajax have reached the quarterfinals of the tournament for the first time since 2003 and will look to build on their emphatic victory over Real Madrid in the round of 16 when they battle Juventus in a bid to reach the semi-finals.
Talking about Juventus’ and their champions league ambitions, the Italians will believe this is the year that they lift the prestigious UEFA Champions League trophy.
Bianconeri didn’t enjoy a really smooth passage as they needed Cristiano Ronaldo’s masterclass to overcome the 2-goal deficit in their round Of 16 clash against Atletico Madrid.
Atletico travelled to Turin riding high on a 2-0 advantage but little did they that an old friend was there waiting for them in the name of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo displayed one of the most commendable and inspirational performances of recent times as his hat-trick assured Juventus a place in the quarterfinals.
While Ajax does have a dynamic squad, we’ve got to give it to Juventus courtesy of their experienced squad a certain phenomenon who goes by the name of Cristiano Ronaldo!
Prediction: Juventus to proceed