The last 16 of the 2023/24 Champions League qualifiers are out and every football fun is excited and paying attention to Round of I6. Let’s probe into the teams and matches that have a place in this other phase of the prestigious tournament. Below are the details.
Note: The qualifiers are in no particular order.
Atletico Madrid (ESP)
The match hosted at De Kuip saw Atletico Madrid secure their last 16 position in Group E against Feyenoord.
One notable scoring opportunity was in the last dying seconds of the game like your last dime in the casino machine, when Antonie Griezman found a weak link in the box space and fired a closing shot into the top corner.
AC Milan (ITA)
AC Milan qualified for the Round of 16 a couple of weeks ago when it beat PSG 2 - 0 at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.
The victory was a major win for AC Milan which has been struggling to score throughout this season.
Manchester City (ENG)
Manchester City solidified their qualifying to Round of 16, Group G by beating Young Boys, 3 -0, on October 11, 2023.
Initially, they had won their first four matches in the group by defeating: Sevilla 2-0, RB Leipzig 2-1and Borussia Dortmund 2 -1.
Real Madrid (ESP)
A couple of days ago, on 29th November 2023, Real Madrid secured their victory against Napoli 4 -2. This marked the fifth victory in the stage in a raw solidifying its dominance in the UEFA Champions League qualification.
The team finished top of Group C with 15 points from the contested five games.
Tottenharm Hotspur (ENG)
The Spurs qualified for the EUFA Champions League Round of 16 after defeating Sporting CP 1-0. Son Hueing-min scored in the 74th minute securing victory for the team.
Totternum Spurs finished top in their Group D with 11 points.
On November 28th, 2023, Barcelona secured their Round of 16 slot by defeating FC Porto 2-1. It's a huge win for Barcelona considering the team missed out in the last three seasons.
Their win places them top in the Group, while Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk remain to battle for the second place.
Bayern Munich (GER)
Bayern Munich had a better first half against FC Copenhagen that allowed it to qualify for the Round of 16 Group A although the game ended at a 0 - 0 score.
One notable scoring opportunity was when Thomas Muller of Bayern came closest with a header, but it was saved by Kamil Grabara.
Inter Milan (ITA)
The game results between Inter Milan and Viktoria Plzen at the San Siro Stadium ensured Milan finished top two, hence qualifying for UEFA Champions League Round 16.
The performance was epic with the team controlling ball possession throughout the match. Inter Milan’s win is historic because the last it cut was the 2010-11 season, over a decade ago.
Lazio beat Celtic 2 -0 to qualify for the Round of 16 in the UEFA in Rome. The team finished second with 10 points, slightly behind Atletico Madrid with 11 points in Group E.
Football fans await to get more unpredictable outcomes and breathtaking clashes. The ability for this phase of the tournament to live up to expectations of most people, promises more electrifying actions in the rounds coming.