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At the start of the season I made my predictions for the Champions League Group Stage, and 14 out of 16 teams tipped to qualify were correct, with Schalke getting through instead of Galatasaray (Group D), and Lyon ahead of Shakthar Donetsk (Group F). So now it is time for the knockout stages, let us have a look at who will advance to the Quarter Finals.
Champions League Round of 16
Legs to be played on 12th February & 6th March
Manchester United v Paris Saint Germain
This tie could not come about …

Another Champions League season is upon us, with some interesting groups being drawn. But which teams will advance to the knockout stages from their respective groups and which teams will finish third and go on to play in the knockout stages of the Europa League? Here are my predictions…
Group A
Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco & Club Brugge
Europa League winners Atletico have had a rather awkward start to their domestic league season, but will still qualify from this group. They have added some good new signings to bolster their midfield …

After a 3rd place finish last season ended Jesualdo Ferreira’s 4 year reign in charge of Porto, the appointment of Academica De Coimbra boss Andre Villa Boas was greeted with a hint of optimism and a sense of déjà vu. They had been successful under Jesualdo Ferreira, winning 3 Portuguese league titles in the process, but it would be impossible to emulate the success of Jose Mourinho, who 2 Portuguese league titles, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League before moving to Chelsea. Villas Boas and Mourinho had worked with …