Champions League draw analysis: Toughest draw, predictions, winners and losers
By Guardian Exclusive
17 December 2019 | 10:54 am
Solomon Fowowe and Denise Erezi discuss the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draws. Made predictions, likely winners, and losers.
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