Identify the encounters in the round 1/8 Champions League

The draw ceremony for the 1/8 round of the Champions League 2020/2021 brought a lot of interesting and interesting matches. Join our soccer prediction experts to evaluate the team’s chances of going forward in each match.

Monchengladbach vs Man City

I wonder if there is an invisible force behind or not, but once again, Man City falls into a fairly easy bracket in the knockout round. The visit to Monchengladbach reminds the Green Man many beautiful memories when he defeated the representative from Germany in the 2015/2016 season.

Although Gladbach has successfully overcome the difficult group with the appearance of Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but football experts still rate Man City much higher. With better force and experience in the European arena, The Citizen can completely reach the goal of reaching the quarterfinals if they play properly.

Lazio vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich is definitely a name that no team in group 2 wants to meet. They are currently the champions of the Champions League and still maintain the same destructive form as last season. Therefore, people who watch football live have partly seen the “sad ending” for Lazio.

Despite a spectacular return to Europe’s No. 1 arena, but with the encounter with Bayern too early, Lazio’s chances seem very small.

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea

This is one of the matches that is considered the most attractive in the eighth round. Despite playing impressively and excelling at the top of the table, Chelsea is quite black when it comes to the most potato opponent in group 2 called Atletico Madrid.

With forces of the same level, Atletico Madri and Chelsea will certainly bring a dramatic and attractive showdown. Football experts believe that coach and coach Frank Lampard with his innovation this season will be able to make a story.

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool

RB Leipzig went on to prove that they were one of the four best teams in Europe last season was well deserved. Being in the same group as PSG and Man Utd, however RB Leipzig played great and directly sent the red devil away from the Champions League in a very convincing way.

The Cow Herd will be a big challenge for Premier League champions Liverpool. However, with their level, The Kops are still the most appreciated ones. In particular, playing the second leg at Anfield’s home field will be a big advantage for coach Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students when RB Leipzig is not playing well on away land.


Chelsea super goalkeeper made MU – Rashford discouraged

The performance of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with Chelsea in the great battle with MU was extremely excellent. The £ 22million rookie of the West London team has discouraged high-form striker Marcus Rashford.

The performance of rookie Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is much more appreciated than David de Gea. The Whoscored page scored 7.2 for the Senegal goalkeeper, with De Gea 6.5 points, even though both kept clean sheets.

Edouard Mendy’s performance against MU convinced the most demanding audience. According to statistics from ESPN, the visitors’ “keeper” has a total of 4 saves, De Gea’s number is 1. Without the focus from start to finish of the £ 22 million goalkeeper , especially at the last minute, maybe Lampard’s team failed.

Edouard Mendy’s performance against MU was a bit “malfunctioning”. In the 30th minute of the match at Old Trafford, the score is 0-0. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, after receiving the ball from midfielder Kurt Zouma, was caught by 2 MU players.

The contract of 22 million pounds of Chelsea confidently passes to Thiago Silva in a very open position. However, the handling phase of the goalkeeper born in 1992 made Chelsea fans startled when they almost brought the ball to the home net. Fortunately for Mendy and Chelsea when the ball went all the way across the cross border.

But above all, it was still a great personal match for Mendy. And even more special, all 4 matches that this rookie in the Chelsea’s restricted area, the West London team kept a clean sheet.

Remember before the match against MU, Mendy was the first Chelsea goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in both of his first Premier League matches since Petr Cech did it in 2004. And after the MU match, Mendy even tried to extend that record himself.

Before making Marcus Rashford and MU stars regret, in France, Edouard Mendy made the attacking stars like Neymar and Mbappe silent. Last season, he helped Rennes finish third in Ligue 1.

Last season’s statistics show that Edouard Mendy could be an upgrade over Kepa. The Senegalese goalkeeper conceded 32 goals last season, less than Kepa (59). The success rate of Edouard Mendy (69.8%) was also much higher than that of Kepa (58.5%). Besides, Mendy only conceded 5 goals from outside the penalty area. Kepa picked up the ball 12 times in the net when facing shots from afar!

It is worth mentioning about this young goalkeeper. Just six years ago, Edouard Mendy suffered unemployment after the expiration of his contract with French fourth-tier team Cherbourg. Wanting to challenge the new club, the representative at that time “painted” a beautiful prospect to bring Mendy to a club in the English second division.

But Mendy soon discovered that the promise was false. One year unemployed, Mendy was forced to consider giving up football to do something else for life. The only thing that kept Mendy in football is because of his endless passion.

Edouard Mendy searched for where he started and practiced without pay for a year. That club Le Harre, which has trained him since he was 13 years old. And now, Mendy shines brightly in the biggest Premier League match, before also in the Champions League front.

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The 10 greatest African players in history (Part 2)

8. Michael Essien – Ghana

Essien was once known as one of the world’s leading central midfielders and he spent the best years of his Chelsea career. Emerging in the colors of Bastia and then Lyon in France, the 33-year-old midfielder was bought by the Blues in 2005 for £ 24.4 million. After eight seasons on Chelsea pay, Essien moved to AC Milan in 2013 and is now on the other side of his career.


Throughout his career, Essien has won many titles such as 2 championships Legue 1, 2 Premier League, 4 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Champions League. In addition, he was also voted BBC’s “Africa Player of the Year” in 2006, “Ghana Player of the Year” in 2008. “Chelsea Player of the Year” in 2007.

7. Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast

Similar to Essien, Yaya Toure is also considered one of the best central midfielders that African football has produced. At the age of 31, the Ivory Coast star remains an important part of Manchester City’s squad and has helped the club win two Premier League titles in the last three years.

Before that, in the Barcelona shirt, Toure also performed extremely well and with the Catalan giants winning La Liga, the King’s Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup. In early 2015, Toure helped Ivory Coast to win the Cup of African Nations after defeating Nigeria in the final. As for the individual title, Toure won the title of “Africa’s Best Player” for 4 consecutive years from 2011 to 2014.

6. Jay-Jay Okocha – Nigeria

Jay-Jay Okocha is one of Africa’s most technically skilled players with dribbling and dribbling moves. During his career, Okocha did not play for many major European clubs except Paris Saint-Germain, but he is still known and loved by many fans.

This 1973 midfielder stormed the Premier League in the Bolton Wanderers shirt from 2002-2006. Okocha helped Nigeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and was voted the best player in Nigeria every seven years.