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UCL Preview: Atalanta vs Valencia

Every year in the Champions League, there are one or two teams that are always the most sought after draws. Invariably they are teams that manage to score an upset or two in the Group Stage or maybe finished second place on goal difference, perhaps? With all due respect, Valencia and Atalanta are two of these “preferred draws” but they both have certain qualities that could pose a challenge for other teams. Thankfully for both, they face each other in the Round of 16.

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UCL Group C: What To Expect

Manchester City have the footballing gods smiling down on them but Pep Guardiola will know more than anyone that they can not afford to think too far ahead. In 56 away games in the Champions League, Guardiola’s record of only 25 wins, while still better than most, is maybe something to look forward to for opponents Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta B.C.

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