UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg preview: Inter, Atletico face off, PSV entertain Yellow Submarines

Having reached the final last season, Inter Milan will now look to take a step towards the quarter finals when they host Atletico Madrid at the San Siro Stadium. 

Inter finished runners up in Group D, level on points with Real Sociedad after picking up three wins and three draws.

They come into this on the back of a 4-0 win over bottom of the table Salernitana, extending their lead at the top to nine points while having a game in hand. 

Atleti on the other hand finished top of Group D, picking up four wins and two draws to finish four points clear of second placed Feyenoord.

Following a 1-0 loss to Sevilla, they returned to winning ways at the weekend with a comprehensive 5-0 thrashing of Las Palmas, but Diego Someone’s men will have it all to do against a rampant Inter side, having won just one of their last seven away games in the Champions League.

PSV Eindhoven and Borussia Dortmund will battle it out for a quarter final spot at the Philips Stadion.

The Peasants finished runners up to Arsenal in Group D, winning two, drawing three and losing one of their six fixtures to finish one point ahead of third placed Lens.

They are in dominant form in the Eredivisie this term, boasting a 13 point lead over Feyenoord at the top having won 20 and drawn two of their 22 matches this term. Dortmund made it out of the “group of death” in top spot, winning three, drawing two and losing just once to finish three points clear of both PSG and AC Milan in Group F.

They are currently unbeaten in their last 10 matches, drawing six and winning four. This form has seen them lie in fourth spot in the Bundesliga, five points off third placed VFB Stuttgart. 

They are also unbeaten in their last five games away from home, and won two out of three away games in the group stage. It’s a tricky one to call on paper, but both sides are certain to give their all.

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