Club Brugge is doing quite well in this season in Jupiler League, with that exception away to Gent, overly looking, being potent in almost every match played.
They routinely outplayed underdogs from Oostende last time out at home with a 3:0 result, being in complete control from the begging of the clash. The hosts scored two over Lang and one over Vanaken, not putting their victory in question at any moment, but it has to be said that they had a player more on the field since the 45th minute.
They are in a very tough group with PSG, Leipzig, and Manchester City, but will definitely do their best to be as competitive as possible in the Champions League campaign.
Offensive players Providence and Izquierdo remain sidelined coming off from injury problems. Defender Balanta (6/1) shouldn’t be involved either.
Shakhtar positively surprised in their last clash in Europe on the road to France when they proved the bookies wrong and recorded a close 0:1 victory against much favored Monaco.
Overly looking, they were a more aggressive squad during the first part and took the lead over Pedrinho in the 19th, but the situation has changed in the second when they were severely pushed back by the hosts, but luckily, kept their sheet clean for the rest of the encounter.
sive midfielder Pedrinho (6/2) might not be ready for all ninety minutes, with midfielder Solomon (6/1) probably being doubtful, similar to another midfielder Sudakov (5/1). Central-back Bondar and forward Junior Moraes are sidelined for some time already.
The Citizens did a spectacular job in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals when they managed to be victorious on the road in France, outplaying PSG with a 1:2 result.
They had some difficulties during the first part when they were pushed back by the home side and found themselves in deficit since the 15th minute when Marquinhos was effective.
However, the second part of the match was a different story, as the guests visibly appeared better, while the hosts started to lose their focus. They equalized over De Bruyne in the 64th and deservedly took the lead via Mahrez in the 71st, not leaving much room for the home side to be dangerous for the rest of the clash.
The Citizens have no fresh injury nor suspension worries and will be able to field up their strongest eleven.
PSG had a very difficult task last time in the Champions League when they clashed spears with the Bavarians, but showing great individual skills, managed to progress further to the semi-finals.
The Parisians had a great result from the first leg in Germany, as they recorded a 2:3 victory in a very interesting encounter, and even though they suffered a 0:1 loss at home a week later, previously mentioned great performance in Munich brought them one step closer to finally grab a much desired Champions League title.
Left-back Bernat (3/0) is injured and out. Doubtful for the moment are central defenders Diallo (19/0), Marquinhos (21/1), and midfielder Rafinha (19/0).
Manchester City met the expectations in their last European clash against Dortmund when they managed to be victorious in both matches with an identical 2:1 result.
The Blues did a good job in the first leg against Porto when they appeared confident enough and recorded a 0:2 victory, playing as a visiting side on a neutral location in Sevilla.
A team from London appeared much sharper at the finishing, even though it can not be said that the “hosts” were just standing aside, and took the lead first in the 32nd over Mount.
Chelsea had a slight ball possession advantage in the continuation and managed to double the lead in the 85th via Chilwell after he took advantage of a mistake that the opponent’s defense made, and created a pretty nice background for the upcoming second leg.
The Blues could miss central-back Christensen (13/0) and forward Abraham (20/6) hoping to recover on time for the match . Participation of midfielder Kante (26/0) is questionable at the moment.
Liverpool is entering this second leg with a pretty nice background, as they were victorious in the first, outplaying the Germans with a 2:0 result.
The fact is that their form significantly decreased, as they lost the race for a title in Premiership, and might even miss the European exit this season, currently being at 8th spot in the overall standings. In their last match against underdogs from Fulham, the Reds made another setback, suffering a defeat with a minimal result, playing at their home stadium.
Juventus will have to give more than one hundred percent if they want to compensate for a 2:1 deficit from the first leg against Porto when they clashed in Portugal.
They are currently at 3rd place in Serie A, appearing quite good in the last two matches, as they recorded two consecutive victories. Last Saturday evening, they welcomed Lazio, and looked quite good in the offense, outplaying them with a 3:1 result. The hosts conceded first in the 14th minute, but responded in the best possible manner, leveling up the score in the 39th over Rabiot.
In the continuation, Morata performed quite well, scoring two goals in the 57th and from the penalty in the 60th, leaving his whole squad with a nice background for the second leg of the knockout phase.
Lazio is coming to this first leg of the knockout phase after they successfully won over Sampdoria at home with a narrow 1:0 result.
The Romans opened the match with more confidence, taking advantage of the pretty much passive appearance by the visiting side in the first forty-five minutes. The hosts took the lead in the 24th over Alberto, and even though the rest of the clash went by without any more goals scored, Lazio can be satisfied with their appearance, especially during the first part of the encounter when they looked quite dominant.
They are at 5th place in Serie A, having the same amount of points as the Champions League-placed team from Bergamo.
A break in the Champions League campaign is over, and Leipzig can move their attention to the highly anticipated clash with Liverpool on Tuesday evening. Overly looking, they are in great shape, second only to the Munich giant in the domestic league, but still with a chance to grab the title, as they are only four points in deficit.
In their last match at home against underdogs from Augsburg, they seemingly played just enough to record a 2:1 victory. The hosts completely dominated during the first part, deservedly taking the double lead with goals over Olmo (a penalty) and Nkunku, and even though they lowered the game rhythm when the match moved to the second and conceded one from the penalty in the 77th, they kept their focus for the rest of the clash, not leaving much room for a surprise to occur.