Champions League: Preview, fixtures, predictions

Champions League: Preview, fixtures, predictions

The final fixtures of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg fixtures will be played tonight.

Juventus, Leicester City, Sevilla and FC Porto are all in action tonight in the Europe's top club competition.

Here are the matches to be played tonight and its previews:

FC Porto vs Juventus

Portuguese giants Porto have not beaten Juventus in three previous meetings but the Dragons unbeaten in last six home games with Italian opposition.

Champions League: Preview, fixtures, predictions

Juventus are favorites against Porto

Juve won all three away games in this season's competition and they are one of the favorites for the title.

Chiellini and Barzagli will play as they have shaken off thigh problems but Bonucci is overlooked after a row with head coach Massimo Allegri.

Champions League: Preview, fixtures, predictions

Massimo Allegri

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Possible line-ups

Porto: Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Marcano, Felipe, Alex Telles; Danilo, Herrera, Óliver Torres; Brahimi, André Silva, Soares.

Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanić, Khedira; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín.

Out: Bonucci (discipline)

Champions League: Preview, fixtures, predictions

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic

The second leg will be played in Turin on 14 March.

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Sevilla vs Leicester City

Sevilla, third in Liga, host relegation-threatened Premier League champions Leicester City who have never played in Europe after Christmas.

Champions League: Preview, fixtures, predictions

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli

Sevilla have not reached last eight in Europe's top club competition since 1957/58. Foxes have lost six of last eight fixtures in all competitions.

Champions League: Preview, fixtures, predictions

Leicester City have yet to click this season

Possible line-ups

Sevilla: Rico; Mariano, Rami, Lenglet, Escudero; N'Zonzi, Iborra; Vitolo, Nasri, Jovetić; Ben Yedder.

Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Drinkwater, Mahrez, Ndidi, Gray; Okazaki, Vardy.

Out: Wague (shoulder), Slimani (glute)

Source: Sports.naij.com

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