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22 May, Wednesday

Night will start with UCL matches

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At midnight, 2 matches will be held in UEFA Champions League, the second leg of the round of 16. "Juventus" will be the host team against the "Atletico Madrid" in Turin. the head coach of "Juve" Massimiliano Allegri says about the match in the press conference: "We have to rise up to this tie" Allegri says it will be this good!  Rival team "Atletico" head coach Diego Simeone share his opinions before the match begins: "We have to be very careful" It is important to notice about suspensions and injuries that Alex Sandro is suspended, Sami Khedira is injured player in "Juventus". Diego Costa, Thomas Partey are suspended, Filipe Luis and Lucas Hernandez are injured players in "Atletico Madrid". However, Barzagli and De Sciglio are considered doubtful because of their injuries. 

Madrid team is considered a favorite because of they beat Italians at home. But Spanish will play carefully in Turin as in Madrid. 

Referees of the match: Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED), Assistant Referees: Sander van Roekel (NED) Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

fourth official: Dennis Higler (NED) VAR Referees: Danny Makkelie (NED), Pol van Boekel (NED)

"Schalke" and "Manchester City" will be faced in Manchester. Despite 3-2 victory in Germany, City head coach Pep Guardiola says that "We are teenagers in this competition. That's how I feel. You have to dream, to point as high as possible and at the same time accept there are other teams thinking the same. We cannot deny how strong they are." 

"Schalke" head coach Domenico Tedesco says about the match-"We are obviously massive outsiders, but we still have a small chance." So said Tedesco, taking into account his opponents, who are without De Bruyne and Otamendi among others this evening. 

Both of teams have injured players. In both teams, these numbers are equal to the 3. Bravo, Stones, De Bruyne are injuries in "Manchester City"  and Schöpf, Mascarell, Caligiuri are injuries in "Schalke". Additionally, Fernandinho, Otamendi will miss the match because of the suspension. 

Referees of the match: Clément Turpin (FRA) Assistant referees: Nicolas Danos (FRA) Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Fourth official: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) VAR referees: Nicolas Rainville (FRA), François Letexier (FRA)

Next last two round of 16 matches will be played on 14 March. 

Azad Nuriyev

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