BAYER LEVERKUSEN v MONACO (20:00 GMT)
The German membership eradicated Atletico Madrid from European competitors on the head-to-head rule, after each completed stage on 5 factors in Champions League Group B. Xabi Alonso’s facet have had one thing of an underwhelming marketing campaign domestically however their outcomes have picked up since this draw was made, with the return of star playmaker Florian Wirtz from a cruciate ligament rupture coinciding with a run of six wins in eight.
Together with prime scorer Moussa Diaby, Wirtz shall be key on this tie in opposition to a Monaco crew who’re buoyant following Saturday’s house win over Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain. Philippe Clement’s males had been unfortunate to complete second behind Ferencvaros of their European group however they’re on an eight-match unbeaten run within the French prime flight, a sequence which has seen them plunder 22 targets, with Wissam Ben Yedder being one of many continent’s most prolific marksmen.
JUVENTUS v NANTES (20:00 GMT)
Nonetheless reeling from a factors deduction which has left them marooned in mid-table in Serie A, Juventus shall be among the many favourites to go all the best way on this competitors, regardless of their disappointing ends in the Champions League group stage. Whereas Paul Pogba has been dogged by damage since becoming a member of from United in the summertime, the Previous Woman nonetheless provide loads of menace in assault, with Dusan Vlahovic main the road and Federico Chiesa again from a long-term damage.
The Italian membership go up in opposition to final season’s Coupe de France winners Nantes, who’re experiencing their first marketing campaign in Europe for over twenty years. The Canaries are struggling domestically however beat Olympiacos house and away of their Europa League group and can hope to drag off a shock in opposition to a facet they as soon as met within the Champions League semi-finals, again in 1996.