The 2016/2017 Uefa Champions League has finally separated the boys from the men, as the competition enters its round 16. There are 8 new comers for this year’s round 16. The first leg encounter is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday February, 21 and 22 respectively.

Last eight hopefuls

The likes of Juventus, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco are favorite to move to the last eight, following their history and overall performance for the season.

Top challengers

Atletico Madrid has been in the last eight for the preceding four seasons. The team will be away in Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday February 21, hoping to beat the German side in the first leg of their encounter.

AS Monaco is expected in England to tackle the English side Manchester City on Tuesday, Leicester City whom are the current holders of the Premier League title will also be away in Spain to trash it out with Sevilla on Wednesday. However, Juventus, the Serie A champions are booked with Fc Porto.

FC Porto came second in the group stage, and were matched Juventus who came first in their group. However, Juventus is favored to win the first leg having enjoyed a sis-match winning spree.

Porto is second place in the Primeira Liga while Juventus is at the first position at the Serie A. This round of 16 encounters could be described crown holders versus crown holders for their respective home leagues.

Sevilla put more pressure to on Leicester City

Leicester City is hopeful of away win on their forthcoming encounter with Sevilla. The team was beaten hands-down by Millwall in their FA Cup encounter on Saturday February 17.

However, Leicester are likely to maintain their form in the Champions League having beaten Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen in their group stage.

Sevilla has recorded 11 defeats at home in La Liga this season, while Leicester City struggling seriously not to suffocate in regulation for the season. This is surprising for a defending champion, and a team whom as shown impressive performance in the Champions League