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FIFA 21: UCL Road to the Final Upgrades Confirmed - Release Date, Rating Boosts and Everything You Need to Know

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The first half of the Round of 16 Champions League ties have come to a conclusion.

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FC Porto, Borussia Dortmund, PSG and Liverpool have booked their places in the quarter-finals, which spells good news for those who own the respective clubs RTTF items.

A total of seven players are due to be upgraded later this week. Here is everything you need to know.

Release Date

The seven upgrades are expected to be added to Ultimate Team in the early hours of Saturday, March 13.

The upgrades will be applied automatically to the items that feature in the game currently. They will not be returning to packs.

Upgrades

As we've alluded to earlier, there is a total of seven players who will see their RTTF times upgraded this weekend.

Here is the full rundown on all the boosted cards heading to Ultimate Team.

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Mohammed Salah (93 OVR → 94 OVR)

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The standout upgrade coming this weekend is Liverpool's, Mohammed Salah.

The Egyptian grabbed the opener for the Merseyside club en route to a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig on Wednesday, a result which saw Liverpool cruise through to the quarter-finals with a 4-0 aggregate victory over the high-flying Germans.

Salah's OVR will jump to a hefty 94 as a result.

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Gini Wijnaldum (88 OVR → 89 OVR)

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Salah isn't the only Liverpool star in line for a RTTF upgrade though, with Dutch midfielder Gini Wijnaldum also set for a rating boost.

The versatile midfielder is one of the best CM's that the Premier League has to offer in Ultimate Team, a boost to an 89 OVR will only improve that.

Wijnaldum is currently trading for around 550k, expect to see that price shoot up tomorrow.

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Mauro Icardi (88 OVR → 89 OVR)

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Despite a plethora of attacking stars in this PSG side, it's Argentine Mauro Icardi flying the flag for the Ligue 1 outfit.

Icardi's OVR will be boosted from an 88 to an 89 this weekend after PSG dismantled Lionel Messi's Barcelona 5-2 on aggregate as they quest for an elusive first UCL title.

The Argentine is available for as little as 75k on the market currently. A bargain if you ask us.

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Julian Brandt (88 OVR → 89 OVR)

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Another player who will see an 89 OVR when upgrades are applied is Dortmund's attacking midfielder, Julian Brandt.

The German was an unused substitute for Dortmund as they drew 2-2 with Seville on Tuesday to book their place in the quarter-finals after a 5-4 aggregate win.

Around 150k is the asking price for the attacking midfielder at the time of writing.

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Felipe Anderson (87 OVR → 88 OVR)

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The shock of the round came in Turin, as 10-man Porto secured their place in the quarter-finals.

The Portuguese outfit went through courtesy of the away goals rule after a 3-2 defeat secured a 4-4 aggregate scoreline against Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus.

Anderson was available as an SBC that cost roughly 55k. It's a huge win for those who took the risk!

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Manuel Akanji (86 OVR → 87 OVR)

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This is one of the most significant upgrades of the bunch, as Dortmund's Manuel Akanji jumps to an 87 OVR.

Ths Swiss international is one of the best centre backs the Bundesliga has to offer in FUT this year, with his impressive pace a key to his popularity.

That 85-rated pace will be boosted tomorrow, as will his 88-rated defending and 85-rated physicality, That 600k price tag is likely to rise even higher as a result.

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Julian Draxler (86 OVR → 87 OVR)

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The final upgrade due to land tomorrow is an 87 OVR for PSG's Julian Draxler.

The German midfielder played a bit-part role over the course of the two legs against Barcelona, but that matters little in terms of his upgrade.

Draxler is trading for around 130k on the market currently, and that's unlikely to change too much when the upgrade drops.

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