Football: UEFA Champions League Round 16
Monday, February 24, 2014
ANKARA - The remaining four first leg matches of the UEFA Champions League Round 16 will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Turkish team Galatasaray will host English giants Chelsea at Turk Telekom Arena on Wednesday. The match between two teams will kick off at 21:45 local time in Turkey. In Galatasaray, Turkish winger Aydin Yilmaz suffering from ankle injury will miss the match. Meanwhile in London, team Chelsea's Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel is unable to play for this match owing to a knee injury. The two teams will play for the third time with each other. The previous matches were in UEFA Champions League 1999-2000 season, where both matches resulted in an English victory.
Another English Premier League team, Manchester United will play away to Greek side Olympiacos on Tuesday. The match in Piraeus kicks off at 20:45 CET. Russian team Zenit encounter Germany's Borussia Dortmund in Saint Petersburg for the first time, the match at Zenit's home ground will kick off at 18:00 CET.
Team Schalke meet Spanish giants Real Madrid in Gelsenkirchen, the match at Schalke's stadium, Veltins Arena kicks off at 20:45 CET. Both teams are looking for a win in their debut showdown. In Schalke two German midfielders Dennis Aogo and Marco Hoger will miss the match because of their injuries while in Real Madrid German-Tunisian midfielder Sami Khedira is unable to play in this match because of his knee injury.
The fixture of the four first leg matches in Round 16 is as follows:
Zenit vs Borussia Dortmund at 18:00 CET
Olympiacos vs Manchester United at 20:45 CET
Galatasaray vs Chelsea at 20:45 CET
Schalke vs Real Madrid at 20:45 CET
Second leg of these matches are going to be played on 18-19 March.
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