UEFA Champions League

Spotlight shifts to teams with less Champs League pedigree

LONDON (AP) After the Champions League knockout phase was opened by teams with a combined 24 European titles, the spotlight shifts to those with far less of a continental pedigree.

Just one of this week's four Round of 16 matches features former European champions, with FC Porto and Juventus - both two-time winners - meeting in Portugal on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid, which has the undesired record of being a three-time losing finalist, plays its first leg away at Bayer Leverkusen the previous night. A return to European action should provide some respite from domestic struggles for Leverkusen, which is mid-table in Germany.