Barca's Atleti test, Madrid in trouble vs. Wolfsburg & Ibra faces City
Can Real Madrid turn around a 2-0 deficit at home to Wolfsburg to react the Champions League semifinals? Manchester City and Paris St-Germain -- who's your winner there? Barcelona take a slender 2-1 advantage to Atletico Madrid while Benfica will need to turn around a 1-0 deficit against Bayern Munich.
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REAL MADRID: Barcelona's mini-stumble has added a bit of intrigue to the Liga title race but Real Madrid remain third-favourites and desperately need to turn this tie around to stay in contention in Europe. A Wolfsburg goal cannot be ruled out but Real are capable of scoring four against pretty much any side on their day and know that Tuesday is a day of reckoning for the entire season.
Wolfsburg 1-2 Real Madrid -- Rob Train
WOLFSBURG: Wolfsburg all but blew their chances of returning to Europe next season with a 1-1 draw against Mainz at the weekend. While they have suffered domestically, it has been a different story in the Champions League where the Germans are edging towards a major upset against Real. If they can fight the first heavy attacks, and again strike from the counter, it could well happen.
Real Madrid 3-1 Wolfsburg -- Stephan Uersfeld
MAN CITY: With City contemplating the need for Martin Demichelis, the script is being written for yet another slapstick moment, but they showed in the first leg there is no great gulf in class between the two sides. A fit-again Kevin De Bruyne can make all the difference.
Manchester City 2-1 Paris St-Germain -- Simon Curtis
PSG: The French champions let themselves down in the first leg and leaked two potentially decisive away goals. Hampered by suspensions and injuries, Laurent Blanc must choose a starting XI capable of winning at the Etihad without conceding. Le President rested many likely starters in Saturday's win at Guingamp and will expect big performances from those stars.
Manchester City 1-2 Paris St-Germain -- Jonathan Johnson
ATLETICO MADRID: Atletico will be confident, having taken Barca miles out of their comfort zone during the opening half hour of the first leg. Were it not for a moment of madness from Fernando Torres coupled with extremely lenient refereeing towards Luis Suarez, Los Rojiblancos might well have won. The Calderon will be rocking and an early goal can rattle Barca, who are in wretched form. If Diego Simone is ever going to break the Luis Enrique hoodoo, it is now.
Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid -- Joe Walker
BARCELONA: Without a win in three league games, Barca clearly aren't at their best, and the last team their leggy-looking attack would hope to face is rock-solid Atletico. A first leg lead means Luis Enrique doesn't need to win this one however, and with Atleti forced to open up in search of goals, the Catalans should progress.
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona -- Lee Roden
BENFICA: All looks rosy on the surface for Benfica; on course for a third successive Liga after Saturday's dramatic win at Academica and alive and kicking in the Champions League after the narrow defeat in Munich. There are two major flies in the ointment, though -- their lack of an away goal and the absences of their two best players for the Lisbon return in Jonas (banned) and Nico Gaitan (injured). Rui Vitoria's side show their extraordinary guts regularly but this is a task too far.
Benfica 0-2 Bayern Munich -- Andy Brassell
BAYERN MUNICH: Despite an uninspiring performance on home soil in the first leg in Munich, Bayern should comfortably seal a fifth straight Champions League semifinal spot in the return in Lisbon. When (not if) Bayern score the crucial away goal, Benfica would need three to progress and that is not happening -- even against a makeshift Bayern backline.
Benfica 0-2 Bayern Munich -- Mark Lovell