Sixteen teams remain in contention for the the 2016-17 Champions League crown, and this week, those clubs will play the first leg of their respective home-and-away series, with plenty of star power on offer across the board.
Here are five key battles to watch in the Round of 16:
Reunited: Umtiti vs. Cavani
In this clash of giants, Paris Saint-Germain‘s Edinson Cavani takes on a familiar foe in former Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti, who is likely to start alongside Gerard Pique for Barcelona in the absence of Javier Mascherano. You could call it a reunion, but the two meet under very new circumstances.
Cavani is now free of the shadow cast by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has notched 33 goals in all competitions as PSG’s new target-man. He is no longer limited to a wing role and, as such, center-back Umtiti will need to deal with the Uruguayan directly, rather than rely on his full-backs.
Exposed: Insigne vs. Danilo
Source:: the score la liga