With the draw held at UEFA headquarters at Noon, Switzerland on the 16th of December, 2019 at 4:30 IST, the fate of many European giants has been decided. While some clubs face known rivals, others have a lot of challenge upcoming bin their path. As the rule for the draw being no two teams of the same group as well as not two teams from the same country facing each other, the knockout stage features some great football entertainment for the football fanatics. As the group stage witnessed some of the high profile matches, the expectations of the fans increased a lot.
The knockout stage features teams from Top 5 European League including some of the big names of world football like Barcelona, Bayern Munich and many more. The fans shall witness the contest with utmost excitement as the round of 16 hosts England's top 4 teams including the defending champion Liverpool and Guardiola' ManCity. The Spanish league is not left behind as it also has 4 teams fighting for the most prestigious crown in English football. While the German Bundesliga has 3 teams taking part including the table topper of grp stage Bayern Munich. The 26 times Bundesliga team was the only team to win all of their 6 fixtures in the group stage, with their star striker Robert Lewandoski scoring 10 goals. The Italian Serie A will be representing the Knockout with 3 teams Juventus, being a favorite.
Lastly, the Paris Saint Germain will also be there along with Olympus Lyonnaise to represent French League 1. The star attraction of the knockout stage will be the battle between Manchester City and Real Madrid. Both teams shall contest to their fullest and shall try to be the better team. Another match between the Red devil Liverpool and Atletico Madrid will be worth watching. Apart from these two, Bayern Vs Chelsea and Napoli Vs Barcelona will also draw attention. The group stage also saw the defeats of some of the best clubs, Inter Milan and Ajax being popular among them. Last year's semifinalist Ajax was defeated by Valencia in their last group stage match and so was forced to play in the Europa League. They shall face Spanish side Getafe in the Europa League round of 32. Thus to sum up, an exciting event is knocking at the door and we can't keep calm for the match, which shall start from 19th February 2020. So the new year shall witness another team to be the champion of Europe.