Champions League Round of 16 resumes Tuesday
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
ANKARA - Four second leg matches in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 will be played Tuesday and Wednesday at 20:45 CET.
German team Bayern Munich will host Arsenal on Tuesday at their home stadium Allianz Arena, while Spanish team Atletico Madrid will face Italian side AC Milan in Spain at Vicente Calderon Stadium.
On Wednesday, Barcelona will challenge Manchester City at Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium and Paris Saint-Germain will host German Bayer Leverkusen at France's Parc des Princes Stadium
"Die Bayern" will be a full team on the pitch but Arsenal lack their Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has a red card suspension for this match. The team's two regulars - Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere - will also miss the match due to injuries. Bayern Munich, the recent winners of the UEFA Champions League, toppled Arsenal 2-0 in the first leg match in London.
AC Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo and forward Stephan El Shaarawy will miss the game with Spanish team Atletico Madrid due to a suspension and injury, respectively. Meanwhile Atletico's 19-year-old Spanish defender Javi Manquillo won't play in this match due to his back injury. The first match between the two sides in Milan ended as a 1-0 Spanish victory.
Catalan giants Barcelona have no injured or suspended players for Wednesday's match with English team Manchester City. Meanwhile, Manchester City's Argentine center-back Martin Demichelis is suspended, and Montenegrin international Stevan Jovetic and Serbian defender Matija Nastasic are doubtful for the showdown. The round's first leg in England ended as a 2-0 Catalan triumph.
Paris Saint-Germain have the advantage against Germany's Bayer Leverkusen in qualifying for the next round as PSG vanquished Leverkusen 4-0 in Germany in the first leg. PSG has no suspended or injured players, but Leverkusen has injured players, such as German defender Jens Hegeler and Australian forward Robbie Kruse, while Bosnian defender Emir Spahic is suspended for the match.
Fixture of the four matches in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 is as follows:
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal at 20:45 CET
Atletico Madrid vs AC Milan at 20:45 CET
Barcelona vs Manchester City at 20:45 CET
Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayer Leverkusen at 20:45 CET
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