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Champions League: Round of 16 Staff Picks

Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird is the Senior Soccer Editor for RotoWire. He is also the Head of New Writer Training and a fantasy football and college basketball contributor.

The Champions League Round of 16 starts Tuesday, so I decided to poll our current soccer contributors to see how they thought it would play out.

There were six-of-eight unanimous picks, with only Atletico Madrid vs. AC Milan and Barcelona vs. Manchester City garnering single opposing viewpoints.

Here's how it all broke down, including predictions on the aggregate scores:

MATCHUP Andrew
Laird
Mike
Gottlieb
Nick
Pitner
Jim
Riggio
Rod
Richenberg
Chris
Mosinski
Garry
Irwin
C.J.
Radune
PSG
vs. Bayer
Leverkusen
PSG
6-1
PSG
5-1
PSG
4-1
PSG
5-3
PSG
4-3
PSG
3-1
PSG
4-2
PSG
5-1
Barcelona
vs.
Man City
Barca
6-5
Barca
5-4
Barca
6-5
Barca
4-2
Barca
7-4
Man City
5-3
Barca
5-4
Barca
6-4
Atletico Madrid
vs.
AC Milan
Atletico
4-3
Atletico
4-2
Atletico
3-2
AC Milan
3-3 (away
goals)
Atletico
5-3
Atletico
4-2
Atletico
4-1
Atletico
4-2
Bayern Munich
vs.
Arsenal
Bayern
5-4
Bayern
5-3
Bayern
5-4
Bayern
5-3
Bayern
5-4
Bayern
2-1
Bayern
4-2
Bayern
3-2
Borussia
Dortmund vs.
Zenit St. P'burg
Dortmund
5-2
Dortmund
3-2
Dortmund
5-2
Dortmund
3-2
Dortmund
6-2
Dortmund
4-1
Dortmund
3-1
Dortmund
2-0
Man United
vs.
Olympiakos
Man Utd
3-2
Man Utd
2-2
(penalties)
Man Utd
4-3
Man Utd
6-2
Man Utd
5-4
Man Utd
7-1
Man Utd
4-2
Man Utd
3-2
Chelsea
vs.
Galatasaray
Chelsea
3-1
Chelsea
3-1
Chelsea
4-2
Chelsea
5-2
Chelsea
4-2
Chelsea
3-0
Chelsea
3-2
Chelsea
4-1
Real Madrid
vs.
Schalke 04
Madrid
7-1
Madrid
6-0
Madrid
6-4
Madrid
6-1
Madrid
6-3
Madrid
6-1
Madrid
6-2
Madrid
4-1