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Champions League last 16 Tuesday Preview – Second legs

Manchester United look to move into the last eight of the Champions League on Tuesday as they take on Sevilla.

The first leg in Spain ended goalless, setting up the return at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho is in confident mood but it not taking Sevilla for granted.

“We don’t have to win three, four, five, we have to win 1-0, 2-1, 5-4, 8-7… not to win would be a disappointment,” he said.

“I think we’re not one of the best teams in the competition,” said Mourinho. “But when a team arrives in the last eight, anything can happen.

“When you’re in the last sixteen it looks really far, but in the last eight you start smelling the semi-finals.

“When a team gets into the last eight, the feeling is you are among the best, but anything can happen.

”If we go through to the quarter-finals, it doesn’t matter the opponent, it will always be one of the big names in European football, but we’ll try.”

Ukrainian champions  Shakhtar Donetsk travel to Roma, holding a 2-1 lead from the first-leg and they are hoping for a place in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2011.

Shakhtar coach Paulo Fonseca said: “It’s going to be a very difficult game because Roma won a group with Chelsea and Atletico Madrid so they are tough to face, and they’ve won five out of six games recently. But my team is motivated.”

See below for a run-down on the games, including predictions from our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey together with everything you need to know from the bookies – with BoyleSports’s Leon Blanche.

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Second leg
Manchester United 19:45 Sevilla (agg 0:0)

Old Trafford

TEAM NEWS: Marcos RojoDaley BlindAnder Herrera and Phil Jones are all ruled out for United, but Paul PogbaZlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial could feature. Sevilla have no doubts but are without Sebastien Corchia and former Man City man Jeus Navas.
KEY FACT: United have only lost one of their past nine home Champions League games against Spanish sides
MATCH ODDS: Man Utd 8/13 Draw 14/5 Sevilla 9/2
GRAEME SAYS: United are going to win this for me, solid win…2-0
LEON SAYS: Man Utd Half time/Full time @6/4
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Romelu Lukaku is looking a good investment

Second leg
AS Roma 19:45 Shakhtar Donetsk (agg 1:2)
Stadio Olimpico

TEAM NEWS: Roma come into the game without Luca Pellegrini and Rick Karsdorp, whilst Gregoire Defrel is a major doubt. Shakhtar are without suspended captain Darijo Srna, and also the injured Maksym Malyshev.
KEY FACT: Roma have lost last five games in round of 16
MATCH ODDS: Roma 4/6 Draw 3/1 Shakhtar 7/2
GRAEME SAYS: Tough call but I think Shakhtar might just get a draw here…1-1
LEON SAYS: Over 3.5 goals @29/20
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Cengiz Under is racing up the Index, get on him

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