The round of 16 in the Euro League goes into the second round
On Thursday we can look forward to an exciting EuroLeague matchday, because except for the match between Red Star and Rangers everything is still completely open. Galatasaray could force a draw at Camp Nou and now they hope for a lucky punch with their own fans behind them. Leverkusen will try everything possible to turn the tide against Atalanta again, but they will go into this final without the injured youngster Florian Wirtz and they have to win with at least two goals against the Italians, so no easy task for the Werkself. The other games also promise an action-packed matchday and as always, here we show you interesting players who can help you to succeed on this matchday.
Iñaki Peña (78 credits (₵), Galatasaray): In the first leg, he already showed that he can keep his goal clean and impressed with four saves. In addition, he made 13 “super passes” and scored 413 points in the end. The second leg won’t be an easy one for Gala and I expect a lot of balls to come at their keeper so he can score a lot of points for you in the goal again.
Jordi Alba (115 Credits (₵), Barcelona): The Catalans had to settle for a 0-0 draw in the first leg. That’s why I expect them to put more pressure on the attack in the second leg. It makes sense to have a full-back like Jordi Alba in the pack, the 32-year-old often involves himself in the offensive actions of his team and already had two shots on the goal in the first leg.
Victor Nelsson (42 credits (₵), Galatasaray): It is likely to be a defensive battle for Galatasary in the end and Nelsson is just the man to block the many balls that come into the penalty area and thus collect points. In addition, he convinces with his market value, which is so low that he would be worthwhile even with few points.
Merih Demiral (90 Credits (₵), Atalanta): Leverkusen are in the bring duty and thus we can expect many duels for Demiral, in the first leg he successfully won nine of them and it should not be less duels for him in the second leg, so he is definitely an option for your defence.
Marcão (50 credits (₵), Galatasaray): You see, the defensive unit is mainly made up of Galatasaray. The players are scoring their points and are also cheap, so what more could you want. Looking ahead to the game, you can also expect the defenders to be in high demand and so they are in exactly the right spot for us as SPITCH managers.
Filip Kostić (95 Credits (₵), Frankfurt): The Serbian keeps showing how important he is for Eintracht. In the first leg, he not only managed to fire 3 shots on goal, but also scored an important goal for his team. He is also Frankfurt’s man for the standards, which means there is always a chance of a shot on goal or an assist.
Mateus Uribe (90 credits (₵), Porto): Robust, strong in duels, gallant. Uribe excelled in the first leg, winning 13 duels. Porto will have to be a bit more attacking in the second leg if they want to make it to the quarter-finals. So if they can add a shot on goal or two to their duels, Uribe will be in a good position.
Kerem Demirbay (129 credits (₵), Leverkusen): With Wirtz and Frimpong out, the Werkself’s rotation machine will have to be fired up. Demirbay could therefore slide into the starting line-up for the Euro League. The man loves to shoot from distance and thus collects his +65 points. In the defeat against Cologne, he already had a whopping five shots on goal this way.
Ferran Torres (163 Credits (₵), Barcelona): The first leg was a disaster from a SPITCH point of view. However, the Spaniard has now scored twice again in the league, so why not go for him in the Euro League?
Pepé Aquino (56 credits (₵), Porto): Porto need to score two goals if they want to qualify directly for the quarter-finals. So it’s safe to assume they’ll want to feed their strikers properly. In the end, my choice fell on Aquino, as he provides additional value with his market value, but you can just as well field another Porto striker.
Moussa Diaby (116 credits (₵), Leverkusen): Schick is missing, Wirtz is missing. So it looks like Diaby will have to do it. The Frenchman is currently playing his best season at Leverkusen so far and already scored in the first leg against Atalanta. Now it’s all about winning in the BayArena and I expect a lot of offensive actions from him, so that maybe an assist or a goal will come out of it.