Every year football fans wait out the winter in the hopes of becoming witnesses of the decisive matches of the main European club tournaments. The so-called «football spring» marked the beginning of a crucial stage of the UEFA Champions League.
The tournament regulations of the UEFA Champions League suggests the start of the decisive matches «on a departure» in the fight for the Champions Cup from the 1/8 finals. The first matches of spring stage of the tournament are scheduled for the second half of February.
In the Champions League 2015-2016 first matches of the playoffs will begin on Tuesday the 16th of February. This day is scheduled two meetings, one of which particularly excites Russian fans. The 16th of February at 22-45 Moscow time. the players of the St. Petersburg «Zenith» on departure will meet with the Portuguese «Benfica». The second meeting of the day’s scheduled confrontation between the Parisians and Londoners (match PSG – «Chelsea»).
Tuesday 17th February will take place the following two play-off match of UEFA Champions League. The start time of confrontations usually for the tournament (22 to 45 Moscow time.). Belgian «Gent» will play at home against Wolfsburg, and in the Eternal city local Roma will try to resist real Madrid.
The following four play-off match of the Champions League 2015-2016 will be held next week: the 23rd and 24th of February. 23 th of the month of the planned Anglo-Spanish and Italian-German confrontation. In London the players of «Arsenal» will try to stop the famous Latin-American trio Messi-Neymar-Suarez and confront Barcelona. But in Turin, the reigning Italian champion Juventus will play against Bayern.
The last two matches of the first stage of confrontation in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League 2015-2016 will be held on 24 February. The players «Atletico» (Madrid) will play with the Dutch PSV, and «citizens» from Manchester (Manchester city) will go to the capital of Ukraine to meet FC Dynamo Kyiv.
Second leg of 1/8 finals of the Champions League season 2015-2016 will take place in March. The full schedule of the first games of the playoffs of the Champions League 2015-2016 presented in the table below.