The draw has been completed, and today I will rank the 7th and 8th best ties. Tomorrow, I will do 5 and 6. Monday will be 3 and 4. And Tuesday (maybe) will be 1 and 2.
8. Schalke 04 v. FC Porto- Both teams were off my radar, but Porto has impressed me. IF the great play of midfielder Ricardo Quaresma continues, Porto could advance to the Semis in a Mourinhoesque-like run. The key to Schalke advancing has to be strikers Kevin Kuranyi and Gerald Asamoah. The two are dangerous, and if they play to their abilities, Schalke are a team to be reckoned with.
Prediction: FC Porto continues their Cinderella run, 3-2 on aggregate.
7. Fenerbache v. Sevilla- The key for Sevilla in this tie is the play of Daniel Alves. He scored in their last match, which helped them hold onto 1st place in the group. If he is healthy, Sevilla are one of the best clubs in the world. The key player for Fenerbache is Alex. The star midfielder has been nothing short of amazing so far, if he keeps it up and Mateja Kezman plays well, they have a chance.
Prediction: Fenerbache upsets Sevilla, 2-1 on aggregate.
Come back tomorrow the fifth and sixth most interesting ties. So come back for more UEFA Champions League updates. Let me know what you think of my predictions.