Outsiders Eye Q/Final Berths

The only away team to lose the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round-of-16 tie, Manchester United will need to score three unanswered goals against Olympiacos to progress to the quarter-finals in midweek.
Real Madrid, however, already have one foot in the next round, following their stunning 6-1 victory over Schalke. Elsewhere, an injury-hit Borussia Dortmund will defend a 4-2 first-leg lead when they take on Zenit St. Petersburg in Germany, while Chelsea will rely on a strong home record in their attempt to see off Galatasaray, with whom they drew 1-1 in Istanbul.
The four winners will join holders Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid in the draw for the subsequent round, which will take place on Friday 21 March.
At that stage of the competition, the draw will not be seeded and clubs from the same country will no longer be kept apart.
The first legs of the quarter-finals will be staged on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 April, with the return matches scheduled for the following week (8 and 9 April).
Meanwhile, Manchester United will look to salvage a disappointing season by extending their Champions League adventure on Wednesday evening, but David Moyes’ men have a tough task ahead of them.
Their opponents, Olympiacos, who emerged from the first-leg clash in Piraeus with a 2-0 win, have played well away from home this season and wrapped up their 41st Greek title over the weekend.
United can take some solace from the history books, as not only have they always got the better of Greek teams at Old Trafford, but Τhrylos have lost on all five of their previous visits to England.
The Red Devils have overcome a two-goal deficit at home in European competition on three previous occasions, against Athletic Bilbao, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona, but have not yet secured a success on their own turf by three clear goals in this season’s Champions League.
In another development, having already edged out Juventus in the group phase, Galatasaray need to prevail in England for the first time in their history to book their place in the last eight.
To do so, the Turks will require a solid defensive display, but they have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 16 Champions League encounters on the road, while Chelsea have scored at least once in their previous 16 home matches in Europe since April 2011.
On Tuesday, the Blues will compete in Europe for the 100th time at Stamford Bridge, and the 50th time in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage (18 victories, 18 draws, 13 defeats). Remarkably, Jose Mourinho has never been beaten by a side coached by Roberto Mancini.


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