Champions League Round of 16 Draw

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    antihenry CAF GRU Rep

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    As a Chelsea fan, I know it's logical to wish for easier opponents but I hope we draw Barca or PSG just for the excitement of watching my club play against the world's best, even if we'll be underdogs. That's what the CL is all about.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter Verified Moaner City Lover

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    Not scared of any team. Our defense gives us a chance.
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    This. I would much rather a team that we would have to park the bus against than the other way around :lol:
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    World Game Full Member

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    Just conveniently leave out the detail that group winners always play away first which means that in the Ro16 the team playing home in the team 2nd leg is more often than not a tier above the opposing team.

    While the winrate favours the away first side in QF games, the winrate for the home first side in SF games (which represent a higher level of play than QF games) exceeds the winrate of the away first side in QF games.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Bayern or Real, please. Might as well have a go at the big boys from the get go. Imagine the confidence running through the squad if we get to the semis, after having beaten some big teams along the way. Confidence plays a massive role in the knock out rounds.
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    Hopefully Sevilla qualifies as second or Spartak if not Real Madrid and Juventus will be very likely for us. Also hopefully Shaktar end up second after City.

    Yesterday can cost Chelsea very much. Over 70% now to get Barcelona or PSG.

    The odds for Barca and Chelsea to play is pretty much as high it can be in theory if all 4 english teams win the group and we got 2 spanish team in second place. If Atletico had finished second in another group it could have been even more insane.
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    KC91 New Member

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    Napoli: Reina; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Allan, Diawara, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Zielinski

    Sarri gives Diawara the start over Jorginho, Diawara is a capable player, but you'd think he'd go with his strongest available line-up considering its a must win. Despite the fact that Feyenoord has been terrible in the group, nothing is a guarantee.
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    Sunspear17 Full Member

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    One benefit of going out the competition early is we can concentrate on the league :rolleyes:
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    Sunspear17 Full Member

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    Yeah I wouldn't mind Barca, the build up would be great too with the history we have between us. Messi would either continue his goal drought against us or break it.
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    Essentially this.

    Anyone other than Real and we have fair odds of coming out on top over 2 legs.
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Have a feeling that it will be Juve.

    #PogBack(Again)
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    I'd like Shakhtar. They are a decent sized team who can be beat but won't completely bend over, so will make for some entertaining games.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Raw Full Member

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    So Bayern, Juve, Sevilla, Shakhtar, Porto and Madrid are the possibilities

    Not the easiest set of games but we should be beating Sevilla, Shakhtar and Porto should we get them.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Sevilla or Porto would be nice though I don't mind any side except for Shakhtar for distance purposes.
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    Quite tough for us really, wouldn't like to play Juventus or Madrid in the last 16. I think they will be different animals in February. Porto would be the easiest by far
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    In order of preference:

    Porto, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid
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    Canucantona20 New Member

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    We're due for a draw with a big team, so I'm guessing Juve or Bayern.
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    settembrini Full Member

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    Agree with that.

    Any of the first 3 teams = good. Any of the 3 big sides = bad.
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    Imagine this as the draw: Bayern-Man City, United-Real, Chelsea-Barca, Juventus-Liverpool, Shakhtar-Spurs. It's going to be one of the most exciting draws ever. So many possibilities of tough matchups.
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    IAmAWinner New Member

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    With Mourinho at the helm, I'm fairly confident we can take on all 6 teams.
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    anant Full Member

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    Hope it is Porto but have a feeling it would be Juventus.
    Also, City vs Bayern would be nice
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    Would love to play Juve. I think the last time we played them was 2003. Good old times.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    100% this
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    deafepl Full Member

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    I felt like that is our year, we have won the champions league that ends in 8/9 year. 1968, 1999, 2008? Also 2009 final. do you think what I'm thinking? :rolleyes:
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    cyberman Full Member

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    I'd take Juve over Shakhtar myself
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    Xeno Full Member

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    At once.
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    Gasolin Full Member

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    So 16 teams with 5 English teams all qualified, of which 4 are qualified 1st? By comparison, in the other major leagues, France has one team qualified 1st, Germany only has one team qualified 2nd (no 1st), Italy has one team qualified 1st and one team qualified 2nd and Spain has one team qualified 1st and 2 teams qualified 2nd...

    English teams better win it this time, and I'd hope to see 2 English teams at least in the semi finals to come back on the European scene! And if United is one of them, that would be wonderful :).
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    Daysleeper New Member

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    Chelsea would not beat a healthy Barca over two legs. They didn’t even win heir group and Roma was ahead of them.

    Chelsea are too inconsistent and while they have a good attack and defense it’s not enough to really scare other teams. I don’t want them in round of 16, they are tough, but unless they get Beşiktaş or something they are going out next round.
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    kg2k16 New Member

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    it will be Porto for sure!!!
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    Klopper76 Full Member

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    Not that fussed who we get. Wouldn’t mind playing someone like Madrid actually.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Likewise for United. Would quite fancy playing one of the big boys.
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    tekkers3 Full Member

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    How does the actual process for drawing teams out take place?
    Because there needs to be some way to make sure that Chelsea's opponents do not draw other teams first, but then that impacts the other draws.. and once a team is drawn, they cannot be drawn again etc
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    shahzadi Full Member

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    What about 2004-05 Draws

    Man United - AC Milan
    Barcelona - Chelsea
    Bayern M - Arsenal
    Real Madrid - Juventus
    Liverpool - Bayern Leverkusen
    Porto - Inter
    PSV - Monaco
    Werder Bremen - Lyon

    They were just dream draws ... sad our goal keepers were bang average and cost us both ties.
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    James Peril Full Member

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    Real Madrid and FC Bayern would knock us out on ability and experience, but we could do Juventus over two legs. I have not been impressed by Juve this year, they are very slow and seem to let in a few goals, too much is going through Chiellini from the back. Porto and Sevilla are similar I would say, but we should be able to beat both. Shakhtar probably the best bet, although the travel to Ukraine sucks.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    First they pick a runner-up from one bowl, then the computers tell them all the group winners they can add to the other empty bowl.

    Let's assume Juventus have drawn PSG and Sevilla have drawn Besiktas. The next runner-up drawn is Bayern, now the computers will tell them not to add Barcelona to the other bowl (even though Bayern could have faced Barcelona at the start of the draw) because Chelsea can't face anyone else than Barcelona.
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    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Chelsea's annual game against PSG looks let to go ahead again
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    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    Porto please. A juicy quarter is much more appealing.