As the quarter-finals kick-off tomorrow, here are my quick predictions for probably the best UCL champions quarter-final draws in a long time
PSG – Atalanta: PSG are missing Veratti, but managed to get Mbappe fit in time for this one. Atalanta defense has been leaky recently, however, their whirlwind attacking football that Gasperini has conjured up will catch PSG cold. They will not see this coming. I’m going for the Atalanta upset and a high-scoring match
Barca – Bayern: Bayern are still my favorites to win it all, extremely well-coached team that is full of serial winners and so much speed and different ways to beat you. If Barca score 1st and Messi happens, this could be a tasty tie. Still picking Bayern
Leipzig – Athletico: Simeone must be “licking his lips” at a Timo-Werner less Leipzig side who’re also playing their 1st UCL Quarterfinals. This will be a tight affair as Nagglesman will see Simeone coming. I go with A.Madrid to nick it in extra time
Man City – Lyon: This will be a lot closer than people imagine. Lyon gave City lots of problems in the group stages. Man City will go through just because Pep understands how robust and battle-ready this Lyon side is.
Let us know your predictions for this round?