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UEFA Champions League update

Arsenal, Leicester City, Man City, Barca, Real Madrid, PSG to compete in Champions League Round of 16

The 25th UEFA Champions League season is well under way, with sixteen top-tier European titan clubs still in the tournament getting ready to battle in the Round of Sixteen in February and March. The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organized by the UEFA or Union of European Football Associations and contested by top-division European clubs. England Premier League clubs still in the 2016 – 2017 tournament are Arsenal, Leicester City, and Manchester City – Tottenham Hotspur was knocked out. Other titan European sides who will compete in the upcoming 2017 Round of 16 in February and March are Monaco, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Sevilla, Juventus, Napoli, Paris Saint Germain, Porto, and Real Madrid.

Current holders Real Madrid are the most successful team to date in the European Cup and UEFA Champions League in the past, followed closely by their arch-rivals FC Barcelona. After nearly 25 years and more than 220 games apiece, only five points separate the Merengues and Barca. Bayern Munich are third, Manchester United who are not in the UEFA Champions League this term are in fourth, Arsenal are fifth, and Juventus are in sixth just ahead of AC Milan. Madrid have played the most matches (231), earned the most wins (136) and scored the most goals (483) yet leaked the most goals (247). Manchester United have earned the most draws (54), and Porto have the most losses.

Champions League last 16 clubs recent domestic league results

  • Eibar 0-4 Barcelona
  • Juventus 2-0 Lazio
  • Osasuna 3-4 Sevilla
  • Monaco 4-0 Lorient
  • Arsenal 2-1 Burnley
  • Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Hertha Berlin
  • Athletic Club 2-2 Atlético Madrid
  • Benfica 4-0 Tondela
  • Southampton 3-0 Leicester City
  • Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
  • Real Madrid 2-1 Málaga
    Ramos 35 43; Juanpi 63
  • AC Milan 1-2 Napoli
  • Werder Bremen 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
  • Nantes 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain
  • Porto 4-2 Rio Ave
  • Freiburg 1-2 Bayern München

Champions League last 16 transfers

Here is a list of January transfers to date listed by every Last 16 club.

Arsenal
IN: Cohen Bramall (Hednesford Town)
OUT: None

Atlético Madrid
IN: None
OUT: None

Barcelona
IN: None
OUT: None

Bayern München
IN: None
OUT: Julian Green (Stuttgart), Holger Badstuber (Schalke, loan)

Benfica
IN: Marcelo Hermes (Grêmio)
OUT: Adel Taarabt (Genoa, loan), Ola John (Deportivo La Coruña, loan), Gonçalo Guedes (Paris Saint-Germain), Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Borussia Dortmund
IN: Alexander Isak (AIK)
OUT: Adrián Ramos (Granada, loan), Neven Subotić (Köln, loan)

Juventus
IN: Tomás Rincón (Genoa), Mattia Caldara (Atalanta - loaned back to Atalanta)
OUT: Mame Thiam (Empoli, loan), Simone Zaza (Valencia, loan), Grīgorīs Kastanos (Pescara, loan), Patrice Evra (Marseille)

Leicester
IN: Wilfred Ndidi (Genk)
OUT: Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace), Luis Hernández (Málaga)

Bayer Leverkusen
IN: None
OUT: Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Hamburg, loan), Robbie Kruse (Liaoning)

Manchester City
IN: Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras)
OUT: Pablo Maffeo (Girona, loan), Manu García (NAC Breda, loan), Bruno Zuculini (Verona)

Monaco
IN: Franco Antonucci (Ajax)
OUT: Mehdi Beneddine, Tafsir Chérif and Paul Nardi (all Cercle Brugge, loan), Corentin Jean (Toulouse, loan)

Napoli
IN: Leonardo Pavoletti (Genoa), Leandrinho (Ponte Preta)
OUT: Roberto Insigne (Latina, loan), Raffaele Maiello (Frosinone, loan)

Paris Saint Germain
IN: Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Gonçalo Guedes (Benfica)
OUT: Jonathan Ikone (Montpellier, loan), Hervin Ongenda (Zwolle)

Porto
IN: Tiquinho (Guimarães)
OUT: Evandro (Hull City), Adrián López (Villarreal, loan), Silvestre Valera (Kayserispor)

Real Madrid
IN: None
OUT: Martin Ødegaard (Heerenveen, loan)

Sevilla
IN: Clément Lenglet (Nancy), Stevan Jovetić (Internazionale Milano, loan), Walter Montoya (Rosario Central)
OUT: Timothée Kolodziejczak (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CENTURIANS

The following is a list of the twenty-nine football players to have made 100 or more appearances in the UEFA Champions League counting the Group Stage through to the Champions League Final. Iker Casillas has made the most appearances. Those footballers marked with an * are still active in club competition.

162: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)*
151: Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
142: Raúl González (Real Madrid, Schalke)
141: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
133: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)*
125: Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, Milan)
124: Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
120: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
119: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Milan, Paris)*
118: Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)*
115: Xabi Alonso (Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern München)*
115: Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
112: Thierry Henry (Monaco, Barcelona, Arsenal)
111: Petr Čech (Sparta Praha, Chelsea, Arsenal)*
111: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)*
109: Philipp Lahm (Stuttgart, Bayern München)*
109: Paolo Maldini (Milan)
109: Gary Neville (Manchester United)
109: John Terry (Chelsea)*
108: Ashley Cole (Arsenal, Chelsea, Roma)*
108: Patrice Evra (Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus)*
108: Andrea Pirlo (Inter Milan, Milan, Juventus)*
107: David Beckham (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan, Paris)
106: Víctor Valdés (Barcelona)*
105: Frank Lampard (Chelsea, Manchester City)*
103: Luís Figo (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
103: Oliver Kahn (Bayern München)
101: Gianluigi Buffon (Parma, Juventus)*
100: Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea)

As the Year of the Rooster gets under way in China, it is notable that some great European international players including Hulk, Oscar, and Carlos Tevez have made a move east to play for clubs in China. Some former UEFA Champions League top talents that will feature in the Chinese Super League when the 2017 season begins in March listed by appearance in Champions League along with their club names in European football and the Chinese League are:

92/3: Ricardo Carvalho (POR – Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Monaco) – Shanghai SIPG
59/2: John Obi Mikel (NIG – Chelsea) – Tianjin Teda
56/20: Hulk (BRA – Porto, Zenit) – Shanghai SIPG
52/4: Axel Witsel (BEL – Standard Liège, Benfica, Zenit) – Tianjin Quanjian
46/13: Carlos Tévez (ARG – Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus) – Shanghai Shenhua
45/7: Ramires (BRA – Benfica, Chelsea) – Jiangsu Suning
45/12: Alex Teixeira (BRA – Shakhtar) – Jiangsu Suning
39/10: Burak Yılmaz (TUR – Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Trabzonspor, Galatasaray) – Beijing Guoan
39/9: Ezequiel Lavezzi (ARG – Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain) – Hebei CF
36/10: Obafemi Martins (NIG – Internazionale, Wolfsburg, Rubin) – Shanghai Shenhua
31/16: Eran Zahavi (ISR – Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Tel-Aviv) – Guanghzhou R&F
30/8: Oscar (BRA – Chelsea) – Shanghai SIPG
28/14: Jackson Martínez (COL – Porto, Atlético Madrid) – Guangzhou Evergrande
22/6: Gervinho (CIV – Arsenal, Roma) – Hebei CF
15/0: Stéphane Mbia (CMR – Marseille) – Hebei CF
12/0: Fredy Guarín (COL – Porto) – Shanghai Shenhua
9/0: James Holland (AUS – Austria Wien) – Liaoning Whowin
9/2: Robbie Kruse (AUS – Leverkusen) – Liaoning Whowin
7/1: Alan (BRA – Salzburg) – Guangzhou Evergrande
6/0: Fredy Montero (COL – Sporting CP) – Tianjin Teda
5/1: Nemanja Gudelj (SRB – Ajax) – Tianjin Teda
5/0: Graziano Pellè (ITA – AZ) – Shandong Luneng
4/1: Alan Kardec (BRA – Benfica) – Chongqing Lifan
4/0: Renato Augusto (BRA – Leverkusen) – Beijing Guoan
4/0: Sun Xiang (CHI – PSV Eindhoven) – Shanghai SIPG
2/0: Junmin Hao (CHI – Schalke) – Shandong Luneng

2017 ROUND OF 16 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TICKETS, FIXTURES

February 14 Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona Tickets Parc des Princes, Paris, France
February 15 Bayern Munich v Arsenal Tickets Allianz Arena. Munich, Germany
February 15 Real Madrid v Napoli Tickets Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
February 21 Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid Tickets BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany
February 21 Manchester City v AS Monaco Tickets Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom
February 22 Fc Sevilla v Leicester City Tickets Estadio R. Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla, Spain
March 7 Arsenal v Bayern Munich Tickets Emirates Stadium, London, United Kingdom
March 8 FC Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain Tickets Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
March 14 Leicester City v Fc Sevilla Tickets King Power Stadium, Leicester, United Kingdom
March 15 AS Monaco v Manchester City Tickets Louis II Stadium, Fontvieille, Monaco

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