After a scintillating half of Round-of-16 games in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage, we witnessed a few dominating performances by some teams and quite a few unexpected outcomes in the 1st leg, the UCL Fantasy Match Day 8 would return on 9th March. Some teams would try to overcome the deficit, while some would try to build-up on the lead they achieved in the 1st leg. The 1st leg captain choices like Mbappe, Salah, Haaland, Messi gifted abundant points to their owners according to the expectations and our suggestions. Although some couldn’t, which again exhibits the unpredictability of the game. It’s high time we get over the 1st leg and focus upon the upcoming 2nd leg of fixtures, and sort out the top 4 Captain choices from each matchday. The rule is the same for again, “keep changing your captain each matchday until you get satisfactory points from them”.
Day 1 (9th March)
Erling Braut Haaland (€10.9m)
The Norwegian goal-machine showed his class yet again in the first leg against Sevilla. With 2 goals and 1 assist in the first leg, he undoubtedly provided justice to his fantasy owners. Dortmund scored 3 but conceded 2 in return, which is why, the 2nd leg would be another goal fest so that both the teams can build up on the 3-2 scoreline, at least that’s what the fantasy managers and fans can anticipate. With Haaland being Dortmund’s principal goal source and Dortmund in need of more goals in their home match, there’s no reason why Haaland shouldn’t be a prime choice as captain. Haaland currently has accumulated 44 points so far in the 5 matches he played, which averages 8.8 points per game, which is almost 18 points per game if you captain him. Quite impressive, isn’t it?
Day 2 (10th March)
Lionel Messi (€12.1m)
The 1st leg at home against an in-form Paris was a disaster for La Pulga and his Barcelona team, to say the least. Barcelona faces PSG in Paris, with a 4-1 deficit to cover and the focal point would be this very man. The Argentine scored the only goal in the 1st leg, and if there’s any chance Barcelona expects to do a La Remontada again against PSG, Lionel Messi would be the man they need the most to step up on that day. Messi has pocketed 34 points so far in 5 matches, for his fantasy owners and in case the 1st matchday captain choice doesn’t work, Messi would be our next choice.
Day 3 (16th March)
Phil Foden (€7.1m)
This choice might be a bit flabbergasting for many, but a fun fact is that despite Pep Guardiola’s tendency of rotating his playing eleven, Phil Foden has played in every UCL game so far. He bagged 31 fantasy points so far in 7 appearances. Given the squad depth Man City has and the F.A. Cup Quarter-final tie against Everton within 3 days of this fixture, Pep might rest his key midfielders or wingers and start Foden, as City already has a 2-0 away goal advantage going into this tie. The other captain choices from this game day don’t look much convincing as much as fantasy league is concerned and Pep’s rotation policy makes the choices more difficult. However, since in UCL fantasy you can edit your squad until the match starts in real life, you can check if Foden is starting and assign him the captaincy if your previous 2 captain choices weren’t much fruitful.
Day 4 (17th March)
Robert Lewandowski (€12.1m)
Who else to choose on the ultimate day but the Best Men’s Player of the last year and a sextuple achiever recently? Although the Polish didn’t impress much in terms of fantasy points so far (only 26 points, from 5 matches), the Lazio team Bayern will face at home, seemed to have surrendered in their previous meeting at Italy. Although Lazio might give a good fight at Bayern’s home, this Bayern team, who’d look to extend their lead through this man, might be too much for them. In the unlikely circumstance your 3 previous captains fail to perform, Robert might save your day.
Hence to conclude, these were our captain choices from the UCL 2nd leg. Try to keep at least these 4 players, so that you can switch between them. The Match Day 8 deadline is on 9th March at 20:00 GMT. Check our other Fantasy articles on FPL below!
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