Early Friday morning here in the states the Quarterfinal matchups for the UEFA Champions League were announced and they gave us some interesting collisions.
VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) vs. Real Madrid (Spain)
Prediction: Real Madrid should handle Wolfsburg pretty easily. I expect this tie to be over after the first leg.
FC Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. S.L. Benfica (Portugal)
Prediction: Bayern Munich somehow came back to defeat Juventus and move on into the Quarterfinals. I see the Bavarians using that momentum into a lashing of the Portuguese champions.
FC Barcelona (Spain) vs. Atletico de Madrid (Spain)
Prediction: Barcelona don’t fear many teams in the world, and they shouldn’t, but Atletico Madrid is a nightmare draw for Barca. I still favor the Catalans to move through but this tie will be a rock fight.
Paris Saint-Germain (France) vs. Manchester City (England)
Prediction: PSG should wipe the floor with Manchester City, especially with City missing centerback Kompany for an extended period of time. Manchester City are shady at best on defense and PSG should be licking their chops with the attacking talent they can run out on the pitch.