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Champions League: Who will make it to the quarter-finals?

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With half of the first legs for the last 16 of the Champions League now complete, I predict the outcome of the remaining first and second leg ties...

PSG v Bayer Leverkusen

As we expected, PSG managed to pull through in Germany. However, I personally did not predict PSG to win by such a high margin. 4-0? Surely Leverkusen can do better. However, PSG are a very strong team with some high-quality players.

They boast the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Ezequiel Lavezzi and many more. There is little doubt about PSG finishing the tie off in France. 

Second-leg prediction: 3-0

Barcelona v Manchester City

Barcelona managed to pull off a win in Manchester against a City side who have been almost unbeatable at home this season, losing only one home league game to leaders Chelsea. I personally expected it to be a tight game and did expect City to pull off a tight win, but the Catalans proved me wrong. They should finish the tie off in Spain, though it could be tight.

Second-leg prediction: 2-0

Atletico Madrid v AC Milan

AC Milan surprisingly lost at home to an Atletico side performing over expectations, consistently in La Liga's top three with city rivals Real and Barcelona. They pulled off a tight win in the San Siro in the first leg. AC Milan have not been great and they have been in mid-table most of the season. I would expect it to be tight again in the second leg - with a draw the most likely outcome.

Second leg-prediction: 1-1

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Arsenal couldn't beat the holders of the Champions league itself, Bayern Munich, at the Emirates Stadium in the first leg The London outfit suffered a blow early on with Mesut Özil's missed penalty, then went on chasing the game. Bayern have been, in my opinion, the best side in Europe this season. They should cruise through to the last eight.

Second-leg prediction: 2-0

Galatasaray v Chelsea

We are yet to see either of these legs. The first leg is being held in Turkey on Wednesday, with the second obviously in London. Wesley Sneijder and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba should lead the attack for the Turkish champions. They are fantastic players and came close to beating Real Madrid last season. This again will be a tight game.

First-leg prediction: 1-1

Second-leg prediction: 2-0

Schalke 04 v Real Madrid

The first leg is in Germany, although I would expect Real Madrid to cruise through this game considering the form they have been in. With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric on the attack, both legs will be exciting and high scoring.

First-leg prediction: 0-4

Second-leg prediction: 2-0

Zenit v Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund should win this easily, though it may be tight. Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the attack and the combined forces of these two should be enough to see them through.

First-leg prediction: 0-2

Second-leg prediction: 0-2

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