Fifth round of UCL’s group stage to likely de­ter­mine qual­i­fied teams for round of 16

The Daily News Egypt - - Front Page - By Alaa Moustafa

On Tues­day, the matches of the fifth round of the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League will start.The round would de­ter­mine -to a great ex­tent- the teams qual­i­fied for the round of 16, as Real Madrid plays against Ital­ian A.S Roma in the 7th group.

The Span­ish team tops the group with the dif­fer­ence of nine points, which is the same dif­fer­ence be­tween the team and A.S Roma. Re­venge is sought against the royal team af­ter it man­aged to rip apart the net of Roma with three clean goals in the first leg.

This will be San­ti­ago So­lari’s first Euro­pean match as a leader of the tech­ni­cal body of Real Madrid.

Roma play­ers’ mo­rale is sim­i­lar to that of Real Madrid play­ers, as Roma suf­fered a great de­feat by one goal against Udi­nese on Satur­day.

In an­other Span­ish-Ital­ian derby match, Va­len­cia plays against Ju­ven­tus in the Al­lianz Sta­dium within the matches of the eighth group. The Ital­ian team tops the group with nine points and hopes to col­lect the match’s points in or­der to of­fi­cially qual­ify for the round of 16. On the other hand, Va­len­cia ranks third with five points.

English Man­ches­ter United hosts its Swiss coun­ter­part BSC Young Boys in the Old Traf­ford sta­dium. Man­ches­ter comes within the group with seven points.If it won the match points with Je­vun­tus, it will of­fi­cially qual­ify to the round of 16 with the Ital­ian team.

The other pole of Man­ches­ter flies to France to meet Lyon in the Parc Olympique Ly­on­nais within the com­pe­ti­tions of the sixth group. Within the matches of the same group, Ukra­nian Shakhtar Donetsk will play against Ger­man Hof­fen­heim in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena sta­dium. The home team comes in third place with three points, while Shakhtar comin at the bot­tom of the group with two points.

Fi­nally, the Ger­man gi­ant, Bayren Mu­nich, will meet its Por­tuguese Benifica in the Al­lianz Arena.The Bavar­ian team tops the group with 10 points.

At 7:55, Dutch Ajax will be play­ing against AEK Athens.

Ser­gio Ramos

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