This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.
- Tuesday, 3:00 pm: Barcelona vs. Manchester United
- Tuesday, 3:00 pm: Juventus vs. Ajax
- Wednesday, 3:00 pm: FC Porto vs. Liverpool
- Wednesday, 3:00 pm: Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur
For detailed stats and odds, check out the DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday UCL Cheat Sheet.
Lionel Messi, BAR v. MU ($9,500): Messi was a huge disappointment in the first leg, but he's still Messi and Barcelona are heavily favored at home against Man United, who come in trailing 1-0 on aggregate. Theoretically, that means United will be attacking more, especially since they need to score at least two because of Barcelona's away goal, but Messi could put the nail in the coffin quickly with one or two goals. The biggest issue for GPPs is that Messi figures to be highly owned, and while fading him theoretically made sense last week, he was still in every GPP-winning lineup.
Cristiano Ronaldo, JUV v. AJA ($9,200): The pricing for this week's slate is softer than last week, making it much easier to fit both Messi and Ronaldo into cash and GPP lineups. Ronaldo's floor was surprisingly low in the first leg, but as he's been known to do, he found the back of the net in the 1-1 draw while Messi was kept off the scoresheet completely. Nevertheless, the two greatest Champions League players of their generation make plenty of sense as a pairing this week, with the biggest negative being that it will keep you from rostering multiple