The Champions League ‘Round of 16’ draw was conducted Thursday, and for us fans of the beautiful game, the football gods were kind to us this time around. Luka Modrić and Real Madrid go back to England as they take on a mighty Manchester United side over two legs. Los Blancos already denied Manchester City progression in the tournament in the group stage, but can they do it again to big brother Manchester United as Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford for the first time since his transfer in 2009?
In a battle of Croatians, Darijo Srna will lead Eduardo and his Shakhtar Donetsk club versus German champions Borussia Dortmund and Ivan Perišić. Shakhtar reached the quarterfinals in 2011. Will they do it again? And will Perišić be a part of this Dortmund club or will he be transferred out in the January window before this tie even gets underway?
Mario Mandžukić and Bayern Munich will take on a motivated Arsenal side in another anticipated ‘Round of 16’ matchup. With Mario Gomez back in form for the Bavarian side, how much time will Mandžukić see against Arsenal?
Galatasaray v. Schalke 04
Celtic v. Juventus
AC Milan v. Barcelona
Valencia v. Paris Saint-Germain
FC Porto v. Malaga