Round of 16 – UEFA Champions League draws
1-Real Madrid VS AS Roma
Real Madrid fit the bill for the round of 8 past six progressive seasons, they were wiped out at the first knockout stage and Roma fans will have affectionate memories of their adventures in 2008. A couple of 2-1 wins took Luciano Spalletti’s side through on that event, despite the fact that rehashing those heroics may be passed the Italian side this time given their defective defence that was hit for six by Barcelona in the group stages.
2-Arsenal v Barcelona
An extremely troublesome UEFA Champions League draw for Arsenal. Sounds about not bad but at the same time not enough to blow anyone’s mind with regards to Arsenal and the Champions League knockout stages. One straw to grasp at for Arsène Wenger could be that Barça is attempting to end up the first club to hold the trophy since the presentation of the Champions League design in the mid-1990s. In any case, whether Lionel Messi and co will be weighed around history seems impossible.
3-Dynamo Kyiv v Manchester City
Manchester City fans officially anticipating the last eight after what shows up a basic draw ought to recall their excursion to the Ukrainian capital in 2011. A 2-0 rout in solidifying conditions enlivened by Andrey Shevchenko saw Roberto Mancini’s side thumped out the Uefa Cup in spite of winning the arrival leg. Things have proceeded onward from that point forward, however, Shevchenko’s old accomplice in-wrongdoing Serhiy Rebrov has gathered a not too bad side who could bring about City issues.
4-Ghent v Wolfsburg
Both sides are newcomers to this phase of the opposition and will favour their possibilities of going, no less than, one round further. Belgian champions Ghent thumped out Lyon and Valencia to make it this far and have a strong team ailing in star names while huge spenders Wolfsburg is gradually recouping from losing Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City and ought to have enough to edge it.
5-Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea
One win each from their knockout gatherings in the last two seasons, this ought to be one of the hardest of the binds to anticipate. Yet in the event that Chelsea’s poor residential form is anything to pass by then PSG will begin as overwhelming top choices. In spite of having Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off at Stamford Bridge, Laurent Blanc’s side triumphed on away goals at this phase of the opposition last season politeness of Thiago Silva’s late header and will take some halting once more.
6-Juventus v Bayern Munich
German sides generally don’t have the best record against their Italian partners and this meeting of old opponents looks like one of the ties of the round. A year ago’s beaten finalists Juventus have recuperated from a uniquely ease back begin to the season yet demonstrated their frailty in the group stages, while Pep Guardiola will be frantic to win his first Champions League title for Bayern in what could be his last open door if every one of the bits of gossip is to be accepted.
7-PSV Eindhoven v Atlético Madrid
PSV used to be regulars at this phase of the opposition and endured the group stages to the detriment of Manchester United. Yet any possibility of the Dutch champions going any further show up on the thin side. Atlético has pulled themselves once again into La Liga’s title race because of five progressive triumphs and Diego Simeone’s side ought to have to an extreme degree an excessive amount to save.
8-Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg
These clubs met at the same stage in 2012, with Benfica experiencing 4-3 on total having lost the first leg far from home. It ought to be comparatively shut, this time, regardless of the possibility that André Villas-Boas’ Zenit was most great in qualifying. Home point of interest in the second leg ought to work to support them in spite of the fact that the Russian Premier League’s long winter break until the end of February could work against them.