UEFA Champions League predictions, fixtures and results – 23-24 February

Eight more team are in action this week, as the first legs of the Uefa Champions League’s first knockout round are completed.

Four fixtures take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the two matches involving English Premier League teams switched to neutral venues due to Covid-19 restrictions in Germany and Spain.

Bayern Munich kick off their knockout push on Tuesday when they tackle Lazio who finished second in Group F.

There will be a third season-long UEFA men’s football club competition for the first time in more than 20 years next season.

Elsewhere on Tuesday Atletico Madrid play Chelsea.

Atletico do sit top of Spain’s La Liga, though, while the Blues are now headed by Thomas Tuchel who replaced Frank Lampard as coach at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid take centre stage on Wednesday night when they play their first leg against Atalanta in Bergamo.

Manchester City face Borussia Monchengladbach in their last 16 first leg.

City are in insatiable form in the English Premier League and in the Champions League, where they won five out of six pool games to top Group C before Christmas.

Champions League 2020-21 last 16 fixtures

Fixture1st leg2nd leg
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man CityFeb 24Mar 16
Lazio vs Bayern MunichFeb 23Mar 17
Atletico Madrid vs ChelseaFeb 23Mar 17
RB Leipzig vs LiverpoolFeb 16Mar 10
Porto vs JuventusFeb 17Mar 9
Barcelona vs PSGFeb 16Mar 10
Sevilla vs Borussia DortmundFeb 17Mar 9
Atalanta vs Real MadridFeb 24Mar 16

The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.

August 8-11:Preliminary round
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final