The real war of the stars… UEFA Champions League, round of 16 from tomorrow￼
The European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League returns to the ‘real’ showdown of the stars.
Starting with two matches between AC Milan (Italy) and Tottenham (England) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG, France) and Bayern Munich (Germany) at 5 a.m. on the 15th, 8 matches in the first leg of the round of 16 will be held until the 23rd. The second leg of the round of 16 will be held from the 8th to the 16th of next month in a home and away format. It is a real sword fight between the strong teams who placed 1st and 2nd in each group by playing 6 games each in 8 groups of the group stage.
A big match will be held from the first day of the round of 16. PSG and Bayern Munich, who faced each other in the 2019-2020 season UEFA Champions League final, will meet at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, PSG’s home. In the round of 16, the 1st and 2nd teams from each of the 8 groups will face each other. Bayern Munich took first place in Group C and PSG placed second in Group H, and the conditions for the two teams to face each other were met, and the match between the two teams was concluded through a draw in November last year.
In the 2019-2020 season final, Bayern Munich laughed. Kingsley Coman (27) from the PSG youth team scored the winning goal and Bayern Munich won PSG 1-0 and lifted the ‘Big Year’ (UEFA Champions League championship trophy). The two teams also met in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League the following year. In the first and second games, a total of 1 win, 1 loss, and 3 goals were exchanged, but PSG, who scored 3 goals in the away game, advanced to the semi-finals with a lead on the away score. As the two teams have met in the past two UEFA Champions League knockout matches so far, a fierce battle is expected in the third head-to-head.
On the 22nd, defending champions Real Madrid (Spain) and Liverpool (England) face off. These are the teams that faced each other in the final last season, and they are the ‘Champions League Masters’ who have won the UEFA Champions League a record 14 times (Real Madrid) and 6 times (joint 3rd place with Liverpool), respectively. Only when they overcome each other can they challenge for a ‘two-game losing streak’ (Real Madrid) or a ‘first championship in four years’ (Liverpool).
The performance of Korean players in the Star Wars is also a highlight. Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (31) faces AC Milan on the 15th. As Harry Kane (30) and Tottenham are active as the core of the attack, the selection for the first leg of the round of 16 is expected. AC Milan have only 1 win and 4 losses in their last 5 matches. The defensive line collapsed and they gave up 13 points in 5 games. Son Heung-min has scored 19 goals (5 assists) in the UEFA Champions League finals. Adding just one goal brings him to 20 Champions League goals.
Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) will also face Frankfurt (Germany) on the 22nd. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Min-jae, who advanced to Italian Serie A this season and has a reputation as the best defender in the league, will continue his reputation as an impregnable defender against Bundesliga teams. 카지노
With huge prize money at stake in the UEFA Champions League, fierce battles between football’s top stars unfold. According to data released by UEFA prior to the tournament, the prize money the Champions League winning team receives is 20 million euros (approximately 27.3 billion won), which is 15.5 million euros for finalists plus 4.5 million euros for victory. It is about half of the prize money (42 million dollars, about 53.7 billion won) allocated to the 2022 World Cup winners in Qatar. However, the group stage (15.64 million euros, about 21.4 billion won), the round of 16 (9.6 million euros, about 13.1 billion won), the quarterfinals (10.6 million euros, about 14.5 billion won), and the semifinals (12.5 million euros, about 17.1 billion won) ), etc., the prize money is accumulated every time you go up to the next round. In addition, the Champions League winners play against the UEFA Europa League winners in the UEFA Super Cup, where winners receive additional prize money. The American sports magazine Sporting News said, “Last season’s champion, Real Madrid, took a total of 83.2 million euros (about 113.8 billion won), including the prize money for winning the Super Cup (4.5 million euros, about 6.2 billion won).”