Friday, December 19, 2008


UEFA Champions League draw in Nyon!

First knockout round, to be played 24th, 25th February and 10th, 11th March
Team named first at home in first leg

Chelsea FC (ENG) v Juventus (ITA)
Villarreal CF (ESP) v Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) v FC Bayern München (GER)
Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP) v FC Porto (POR)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) v FC Barcelona (ESP)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) v Liverpool FC (ENG)
Arsenal FC (ENG) v AS Roma (ITA)
FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) v Manchester United FC (ENG)

Liverpool will meet Real Madrid, Manchester United face Inter Milan, Chelsea tackle Juventus and Arsenal are up against Roma in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. Friday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland, has produced a host of mouth-watering ties, with Rafa Benitez's men tackling nine-times European champions Real, who are now under the stewardship of former Spurs boss Juande Ramos.

Sir Alex Ferguson will lock horns with Jose Mourinho once again after the Champions League holders were drawn against Inter Milan. Ferguson and Mourinho enjoyed numerous managerial duels during the Portuguese's time at Chelsea, while his celebratory sprint along the Old Trafford touchline in 2004 while in charge of Porto remains an iconic image.

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