As predicted by most football pundits, the draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League which took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday, threw up some exciting ties in the first knockout stage.
Top of that prediction is the tie between Primera Division champions Real Madrid and Manchester United marking Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to his former club for the first time since he was sold in a world record fee.
Furthermore, 2011 winners Barcelona will have to deal with Italian giants AC Milan in what promises to be yet another mouthwatering tie.
Last season’s finalists Bayern Munich take on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal as they aim to make it to their third final in four years.
Group winners will be away in the first legs on 12-13 and 19-20 February and at home in the return matches on 5-6 and 12-13 March.
The draw for the quarter-finals will be held on March 15, and the tournament concludes at Wembley Stadium on May 25.