UCL Preview: Atletico-PSV battle in Madrid; Man City hosts Kiev

UCL Preview: Atletico-PSV battle in Madrid; Man City hosts Kiev

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UCL Preview: Atletico-PSV battle in Madrid; Man City hosts Kiev

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Two more teams will qualify for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday, and while one matchup is seemingly already over, the other is sure to be a thriller.

Dynamo Kiev enters Tuesday’s second leg against Manchester City needing at least three road goals and a shutout in order make things interesting.

Most eyes will be on the contest going on in Spain, however, as PSV Eindhoven travels to the Vicente Calderon to play an Atletico Madrid side that has scored nine goals in its past three games.

Here is a closer look at Tuesday’s UCL second legs:

Atletico Madrid vs. PSV Eindhoven, at Vicente Calderon, 3:45 p.m., Fox Sports 2, ESPN Deportes TV, Fox Soccer 2GO

Atletico and PSV come into the second leg tied, 0-0, on aggregate, meaning everything is up for grabs.

For the La Liga side, Antoine Griezmann comes into the contest in superb form, having scored in four league matches in a row. Yannick Carrasco, who missed the first leg at Philips Stadion, will be available to play.

While PSV has also been in good form this season, it conceded its first goal since Feb. 4 on Saturday. The result left manager Phillip Cocu upset, and in more bad news for his side, Gaston Pereiro will not be available for selection after being shown a red card in the pair’s last meeting.

Yet, his side will see the return of forward Luuk de Jong to the lineup. The 25-year-old leads the team in goals scored this campaign, netting 19 in league play and two in this year’s UCL.

Manchester City vs. Dynamo Kiev, at City of Manchester Stadium, 3:45 p.m., Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer 2GO

Man City is just 90 minutes away from progressing to the UCL quarterfinals for the first time in its history.

Its opponent, Dynamo Kiev, has a lot of work to do if it wants to ruin the Citizens’ day, but the English Premier League club will be heavily favored at home.

Boosting Man City’s chances, Yaya Toure is fit to play for the club after missing out on the 0-0 tie vs. Norwich City on Saturday. Adding more misery to the visitor is the fact that Dynamo Kiev have never won a game in England during a European competition.

If the Ukrainian club is to pull off the upset and make history of its own, forward Andriy Yarmolenko will need to step up and lead the charge. He has scored three goals so far this month. Radosav Petrovic and Junior Moraes, however, are not available to head coach Sergei Rebrov, making his job much more difficult.

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