Champions League | Round of 16 | February 22

Hey y’all. Its the Round of 16 in the Champions League. We are in the knockout stages of the competition where its score more goals or go home. Here’s what that means.

Round of 16 Rules

  • The Round of 16 is made up of the group winners and runners up from the 8 groups in the Champions League group stages.
  • The teams play two games, with each team playing one game at home
  • Group winners host their second game in the round of 16
  • The team that scores more goals over the two game advances to the next round
  • If the score at the end of both games is tied, the away-goals rule is applied (the away-rule is simple, who scored the most goals away from home)

Champions League games on Tuesday, February 22

Chelsea v Lille

Where: Stamford Bridge

Time: 3pm Eastern | 2pm Central

How to Watch: Paramount+

Chelsea has been dominant at home in the Champions League this season. They didnt get up a goual in the group stages. Expect Chelsea to win, but depending on the performance it could be closer than it needs to be.


Villareal v Juventus

Where: Estadio de la Ceramica

Time: 3pm Eastern | 2pm Central

How to Watch: Paramount+

Juventus is coming into this game with a lot of injuries all over the field. They have enough talent in the squad to still win a game like this but its hard to pick them to win away from home with all the headwinds they are facing.


Champions League games on Wednesday, February 23

Atletico Madrid v Manchester United

Where: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano

Time: 3pm Eastern | 2pm Central

How to Watch: Paramount+

This should be a matchup of titans but with both teams severely underperforming who knows what you will get from this game. Atletico should have the advantage at home, but have been giving up a lot of goals lately so Manchester United always has a shot even if they aren’t at their best.


Benfica v Ajax

Where: Estadio da Luz

Time: 3pm Eastern | 2pm Central

How to Watch: Paramount+

This matchup will probably be most entertaining to watch, with each club fatally tied to their desire to play attractive football. Defense will be at a premium this game, and Ajax has a slightly better defense and a better all around offense.


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