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A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal1

Transfer Window: Done Deals

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Champions League last 16: Fixtures, previews, team form and latest odds for knockout stages of the Champions League

The Champions League trophy
The Champions League trophy

The Champions League returns with the knockout stages kicking off on Tuesday and there are some huge ties to come over the next few weeks. We've got all you need to know about the last 16.

Liverpool and Man Utd play big guns Bayern Munich and PSG respectively while it's Spurs v Dortmund and Man City v Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Last year's beaten finalists Liverpool have been handed a testing trip to Germany to face Bundesliga giants Bayern - an opponent very familiar to former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp.

Rejuvenated Manchester United, meanwhile, also face a tough assignment as they take on PSG - but the French side are without Neymar, possibly Cavani, but still have Mbappe and company - who qualified ahead of Liverpool in their group.

Premier League champions and tournament favourites City will fancy their chances against Schalke, while Spurs taking on current German league leaders Dortmund could turn out to be one of the ties of the round given how both sides like to play.

Champions League last 16 ties

  • Manchester United v PSG
  • Roma v Porto
  • Ajax v Real Madrid
  • Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund
  • Liverpool v Bayern Munich
  • Lyon v Barcelona
  • Atletico Madrid v Juventus
  • Schalke v Manchester City

Champions League outright odds

  • 3/1 Man City
  • 9/2 Barcelona
  • 13/2 Juventus
  • 7/1 PSG
  • 9/1 Liverpool
  • 11/1 Real Madrid

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Champions League last 16 guides

Manchester United v Paris St-Germain

  • To Qualify: 6/4 | 8/13
  • First leg: Old Trafford (Tuesday, 12 February) Second leg: Parc des Princes (Wednesday, 6 March)
  • Man Utd: W3 D1 L2 F7 A4 | Top scorer: Paul Pogba (2)
  • PSG: W3 D2 L1 F17 A9 | Top scorer: Neymar (5)

United did well to get through their group behind Juventus and that was in the dark days of Jose Mourinho - and now they're flying after going 11 games unbeaten under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The test could hardly be any bigger but the Red Devils will be full of confidence as they take on the French giants, but there is a glimmer of hope.

PSG have gone out in the last 16 the last two seasons, and they will be without star man Neymar for both games while Edinson Cavani is a doubt with a thigh injury, meaning Kylian Mbappe will lead the line. Could United provide a big upset?


Roma v Porto

  • To Qualify: 5/6 | 5/6
  • First leg: Stadio Olimpico (Tuesday, 12 February) Second leg: Estadio do Dragao (Wednesday, 6 March)
  • Roma: W3 D0 L3 F11 A8 | Top scorer: Edin Džeko (5)
  • Porto: W5 D1 L0 F15 A6 | Top scorer: Moussa Marega (5)

Porto are unbeaten in 26 games including walking through their group with five wins and a draw, so they'll have no fear against last season's beaten semi-finalists. Roma have lost just two in their last ten games but playing at home in the first leg is a disadvantage unless they can build up a big lead.


Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund

  • To Qualify: 6/5 | 3/4
  • First leg: Wembley (Wednesday, 13 February) Second leg: Signal Iduna Park (Tuesday, 5 March)
  • Tottenham: W2 D2 L2 F9 A10 | Top scorer:Harry Kane (4)
  • Dortmund: W4 D1 L1 F10 A2 | Top scorer: Raphael Guerreiro (4)

Spurs produced a minor miracle by getting through their group with a draw in Barcelona having secured just a point from their first three games. The German leaders offer a tough assignment though, with Dortmund edging out Atletico Madrid for top spot in the group stages.

There's no Harry Kane of course but Son Heung-min has been carrying the load well, and there's a lot resting on the home leg at Wembley as Dortmund are unbeaten at home this season in 90 minutes.


Ajax v Real Madrid

  • To Qualify: 100/30 | 2/7
  • First leg: Johan Cruyff ArenA (Wednesday, 13 February) Second leg: Santiago Bernabeu (Tuesday, 5 March)
  • Ajax: W3 D3 L0 F11 A5 | Top scorer: Dušan Tadić (5)
  • Real Madrid: W4 D0 L2 F12 A5 | Top scorer: Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema (3)

Ajax picked the wrong time to fail to score in a game for the first time September, with Real Madrid on the horizon. Gareth Bale reached 100 goals for Real at the weekend as Real Madrid made it 19 wins out of 25 under Santiago Solari.


Liverpool v Bayern Munich

  • To Qualify: 5/6 | 5/6
  • First leg: Anfield (Tuesday, 19 February) Second leg: Allianz Arena (Wednesday, 13 March)
  • Liverpool: W3 D0 L3 F9 A7 | Top scorer: Mohamed Salah (3)
  • Bayern: W4 D2 L0 F15 A5 | Top scorer:Robert Lewandowski (8)

It was a group of two halves for Liverpool as they won all three home games but suffered disappointing defeats away from Anfield - and you'd think they may have to try and get something from a trip to Munich in the second leg.

Bayern topped their group without losing and they, like Liverpool, currently sit in second place in the table as they trail Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race. The Reds will have to cope in the first leg without Virgil van Dijk who is suspended, which doesn't help with Robert Lewandowski around.


Lyon v Barcelona

  • To Qualify: 6/1 | 1/7
  • First leg: OL Stadium (Tuesday, 19 February) Second leg: Camp Nou (Wednesday, 13 March)
  • Lyon: W1 D5 L0 F12 A11 | Top scorer: Maxwel Cornet, Nabil Fekir (3)
  • Barcelona: W4 D2 L0 F14 A5 | Top scorer: Lionel Messi (6)

Lyon proved against Manchester City that they can cause even the best teams problems, and if they follow that blueprint they could well give Barcelona a hard time in both legs of what could be a pretty good tie to watch.

Lyon recently ended PSG's unbeaten Ligue 1 run and Barcelona have been drawing games recently so it's not as much of a gimme as you'd first think. Watch out for the French side in this one.


Schalke v Manchester City

  • To Qualify: 20/1 | 1/16
  • First leg: Veltins-Arena (Wednesday, 20 February). Second leg: Etihad Stadium (Tuesday, 12 March).
  • Schalke: W3 D2 L1 F6 A4 | Top scorer: six players (1)
  • Man City: W4 D1 L1 F16 A6 | Top scorer: Gabriel Jesus, David Silva (3)

Getting through the group behind Porto was an achievement for a Schalke side who failed to qualify for the Champions League for the last three seasons, but it looks a step too far to try and beat a red-hot Manchester City side.

The first leg comes just before City face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup but Pep Guardiola has proved his squad is more than big and good enough to cope with a packed fixture list.


Atletico Madrid v Juventus

  • To Qualify: 13/8 | 4/7
  • First leg: Wanda Metropolitano (Wednesday, 20 February) Second leg: Allianz Stadium (Tuesday, 12 March).
  • Atletico: W4 D1 L1 F9 A6 | Top scorer: Antoine Griezmann (4)
  • Juventus: W4 D0 L2 F9 A4 | Top scorer: Paulo Dybala (5)

Another good-looking tie that offers intrigue more than the goals you'd expect given how these teams play, and the first leg in particular should be a lively affair given Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Madrid. The reception he gets should be interesting to say the least.

These are the games he was bought for, though, so he will surely have an impact on this tie, but this should be a full-blooded affair and is a tough one to call.

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A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal1

Transfer Window: Done Deals

Get all the complete signings in the summer 2019 football transfer window from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Get all the football gossip from the National Papers2

Paper Talk: PSG Pogba swap?

PSG have approached Manchester United about the possibility of directly swapping Neymar for Paul Pogba according to one of Tuesday's UK newspapers.

Jack Clarke
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Tottenham close in on Clarke deal

Tottenham are set to complete their first signing in 18 months with the addition of Leeds winger Jack Clarke.

Nick Powell4

Stoke confirm five new signings

A flurry of transfer activity at Stoke saw five new signings announced by the Sky Bet Championship side on Tuesday.

The latest rumour and gossip from the back pages5

Paper Talk: Ole wants £63m man

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