πŸ”ŸπŸ† Tuesday's Champions League matches could be defined by battles between the number 10s
πŸ”ŸπŸ† Tuesday's Champions League matches could be defined by battles between the number 10s
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πŸ”ŸπŸ† Tuesday's Champions League matches could be defined by battles between the number 10s

Tonight's round of 16 action takes us to London & Naples with playmakers taking centre stage.

🇧🇷 Brazilians in London

It's a rematch of the 2012 Champions League final that Chelsea won dramatically on penalties in Munich. Bayern will have revenge on their minds and they enter this tie as overwhelming favourites, but nothing comes easy in the knockout stages of major tournaments.

Chelsea's number 10 Willian watched his team's win over Tottenham on the weekend from the bench, but he may be included from the start tonight. His compatriot Philippe Coutinho, the man who wears 10 for Bayern, is unlikely to be in their starting XI but his knowledge of the English game should prove invaluable off the bench after his time with Liverpool. 

🎩 Little magicians in Naples

Standing only 1.63m tall, Napoli skipper Lorenzo is most certainly a great example that it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. Insigne's side has shown plenty of fight in recent weeks, climbing back into 6th in Serie A after a sequence of results that included a win over leaders Juventus. They've also gotten big Italian cup wins over Lazio and Inter. Insigne wears 24 on his back but he's a true number 10, and he'll be up against the world's most iconic exponent of the fabled jersey number tonight. 

Lionel Messi recently experienced a "goal-drought" in LaLiga but after a run of four games without a goal, he scored four times on the weekend against Eibar. A showdown with the great man will be something that Lorenzo Insigne will relish as he passionately leads his team, represented by Diego Maradona all those years ago, into battle.

Which of these talented playmakers will come out on top tonight?

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