Tournament To Resume on February 13th, 2018

Published on December 12th, 2017 5:53 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
The Real Madrid defensive midfielder and team anchor, Casemiro.  Pictured in pre-match training.  Focused. The Round of 16 draw for the 2017-18 Champions League tournament was held earlier this week.

One of the biggest shocks of the draw - Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain will be squaring off in the Round of 16. Many people were choosing one of these two teams to win the Champions League tournament this season, and now one of them is destined to be out of the tournament following the Round of 16. The star power will be out of the stratosphere for this pairing, as Ronaldo and Neymar will square off to see who can advance to the quarter-finals.

Chelsea v Barcelona is also going to be a high-powered match-up, as Lionel Messi and company will be attempting to take down the defending English Premier League champions.

Here is the full list of the matches for the Round of 16:

Juventus v Tottenham
Porto v Liverpool
Basel v Man City
Real Madrid v Paris Saint Germain
Bayern Munich v Besiktas
Chelsea v Barcelona
Sevilla v Man Utd
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma

Chelsea FC left winger, Eden Hazard, with the expression on his face probably in line what it was when he found out that his opponent in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2017/18 will be no other than Lionel Messi and Barcelona FC.

As a result of the draw, both Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain have seen their odds to win the tournament reduced dramatically.

Here are the most recent odds to win, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: December 12th, 2017 10:41 am GMT
Odds Subject to Change

Man City, 4.00
Bayern Munich, 5.50
PSG, 6.00
Barcelona, 8.50
Real Madrid, 9.00
Man Utd, 15.00
Liverpool, 15.00
Juventus, 17.00
Tottenham, 23.00
Chelsea, 34.00
Roma, 34.00
FC Porto, 101.00
Sevilla, 101.00
Shakhtar Donetsk, 101.00
Besiktas, 201.00
Basel, 401.00

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, with a half smile during a press conference after a Champions League match.  The season is 2017/18 and his team are the favourites to win the tournament coming into the round of 16.

Manchester City has been absolutely terrorizing the English Premier League this season, and given their very favourable Round of 16 draw, now have the best odds to win.

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