UEFA Champions League: Most Important Player to Watch in Each Last 16 Fixture

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UEFA Champions League: Most Important Player to Watch in Each Last 16 Fixture
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With the European elite set to clash once more in the coming weeks following a lengthy winter break, clubs from around the continent are preparing for what promises to be the closest section of the tournament thus far.

At this knockout stage of the tournament, clutch players are nearing their most essential stages in terms of importance. But it’s not just a case of “the best” being the most important.

In the next eight slides, we’ll see that it’s often the playing style, weaknesses, strengths and tactics of the opposition that decide just who will be that one make-or-break chink in the proverbial armour during that particular game.

Of course, matters such as these are rightly debatable, so why not let us know some of your selections in the comments section below?

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