Champions League – Away advantage


The Champions League knockout rounds are underway and we at Draftsoccer saw a couple of away teams be patient and pounce on the chances when they popped up.

In Manchester, a patient Barcelona team finally got their breakthrough in the second half when Lionel Messi put home a clear penalty after being fouled by Martin Demichelis. With Dani Alves slotting home a very late 2nd, Barcelona has taken a strong hold on this tie ahead of the 2nd leg at the Camp Nou.

Over in Germany, Paris Saint-Germain routed Bayer Leverkusen with a 4-0 victory.

Will this all hold true in day 2 of this week’s games? Can Atletico Madrid surprise AC Milan in Italy? It would certainly be less of a shock if Bayern head into London and beat Arsenal. The question is, can anyone hold Bayern to a draw right now?