PSG-CHELSEA (Tuesday 16 / 2)
The new European classic in its third edition. On the first day, there is a duel that is already one of the new classics of the competition after being faced in the last two seasons. Chelsea won in the quarterfinals of the 2013-14 and PSG in the second round on the last season. Both thanks to the double value of away goals. PSG arrives leader unbeaten at home with the insured title. They recovered Verratti and Pastore, who have been ailing. Chelsea (12th to 20 points behind the leader) showed on Saturday (5-1 at Newcastle) may be the best time of the season. Terry injured, is doubtful.
BENFICA-ZENIT (Tuesday 16 / 2)
Benfica should take advantage of the long Russians break. A knockout competition with an open outlook. In favor of Benfica, its greater experience in the competition and be in top competition. Second in their league, three points behind the leader. They lost on Saturday against Porto (1-2) after stringing out eight consecutive wins and 14 league games unbeaten. Zenit Vilas-Boas drains his long preseason concentration of a half months and friendly matchs. Has not played a competitive match since the last round of the Champions (9-12). They have three good reinforcements. He has won his last three visits to Portugal.
ROMA-REALMADRID (Wednesday 17 / 2)
Zidane-Spalletti, duel of substitutes technical. Rudi Garcia and Rafa Benitez qualified their respective teams for the knockout but will Spalletti and Zidane who will play the quarterfinals. Premiere in competition for the French. Both coaches have changed booklet on how long they have in office, but while Madrid has clearly defined his style, Rome is in the period of tactical tests with the addition of three winter signings. Reaches third ten points behind leaders, Juventus. Marks the same position as Real Madrid in the league. De Rossi, Nainggolan and Casemiro are warned of suspension.
GENT-WOLFSBURG (Wednesday 17 / 2)
Between the two rookies, any outcome is possible. Both are released in knockout and seen its current form, the tie seems wide open. The theoretical favoritism German club is not being ratified by their latest results, on the contrary that the Belgian champion. The Gent through a best form. Shares the lead in the Belgian league with Bruges and has only lost three games. They didn't lose in the first round in their field. On Sunday, Wolfsburg corrected his bad back after the winter break. They won (2-0) at Ingolstad after seven games without a win (four defeats and three draws).
The next week
ARSENAL - BARCELONA (Tuesday 23 / 2)
JUVENTUS - BAYERN MUNICH (Tuesday 23 / 2)
PSV - ATlÉTICO (Wednesday 24 / 2)
DINAMO DEKIEV - MANCHESTER CITY (Wednesday 24 / 2)