The Champions League final 16 has been set, and some of the match-ups are fantastic, as expected. A few matches that you should be paying close attention to:

Manchester United vs. Real Madrid – The story-line here is the return of Christiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford, and how United’s defense can hold up against the high powered Mardid squad. Oh yeah, don’t forget about the manager match-up as well, Jose Mourinho vs. Sir Alex Ferguson.

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich – Arsenal is the only other representative from England, and tthey drew the returning Champs.

Barcelona vs. AC Milan – The 2011 champions, Barcelona will take on the Italian giants in what could be the sleeper candidate for top match of the round of 16.


[John Buccigross]