The Champions League round of 16 kicks off this Tuesday with two stellar matches: PSG hosts Bayern Munich and Milan takes on Tottenham. One of the former River players will start tomorrow and next week it will be the turn of the other four.
Five players with a history in the biggest club in the world will play in the last 16 of the Champions League. Enzo Fernández qualified for Benfica but moved to Chelsea in the last transfer window and the English side will face Borussia Dortmund away on Wednesday.
The Champions League Round of 16 kicks off, which former River players are in the last 16?
Next week it will be the turn of Julián Álvarez, who with Manchester City will visit Leipzig on Wednesday 22 February in the first leg of the round of 16. On Tuesday 22, the remaining three former River players will face each other when Eintracht Frankfurt, with Borré and Alario in the squad, host Giovanni Simeone’s Napoli.
The 5 former River players playing in the last 16 of the Champions League
Julián Álvarez – Manchester City
Enzo Fernández – Chelsea
Rafael Santos Borré – Eintracht Frankfurt
Lucas Alario – Eintracht Frankfurt
Giovanni Simeone – Napoli
The first leg schedule
Tuesday 14/02: PSG – Bayern Munich
Tuesday 14/02: Milan – Tottenham
Wednesday 15/01 : Borussia Dortmund – Chelsea
Wednesday 15/02 : Brugge – Benfica
Tuesday 21/02 | Liverpool – Real Madrid
Tuesday 21/02 | Eintracht Frankfurt – Napoli
Wednesday 22/02 | Leipzig – Manchester City
Wednesday 22/02 | Inter – Porto