Champions League Round of 16 Draw

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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Last year they really struggled to have any sort of form until they qualified from group stages IIRC. From knock outs onwards they were just a different side, as though they decided to actually start trying or something.
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    Mani Full Member

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    Hope we get Porto,doesn't want to face one Bayern/Real at this stage of the tournament.
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    InfiniteBoredom Full Member

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    They drew twice against Dortmund and drew Warsaw away in the CL group, but they domestic form were much better with just consecutive draws in the late Sept being the only real hiccups.

    This year they won 1-3 and 2-3 against a Dortmund side weakened by the sale of Dembele and currently 6th in the Bundesliga, drew and lost to Spurs and only really destroyed a poor APOEL team. Coupled with their league form and it's not hard to see they werent really comparable with last year.
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    Trizy Full Member

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    United will win it.
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    Dennis Viollet New Member

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    Real or Juve.
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    Rajma Full Member

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    The only team I would like to avoid at this stage is Bayern, don't mind Juve or Real as they're severely weakened this year and not performing well overall.
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    Maciek Known for "good moanings" not only in the morning

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    Juve for me.
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    Z2United New Member

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    Juve fine. Real? All it takes is for their immense group of talent to awaken and realize that this is it. And that seem like a quite likely happening when they are faced with the threat of elimination in cl, more so than the league which they are not far from giving up unless invited back in it by barca.
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    strongwalker Full Member

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    Finally the bollocks moneymaking stage is over and the CL starts :D
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    giorno Full Member

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    UEFA will provide. Nobody wants to deal with that headache...

    Btw, when you look at it the only real difference for us between now and last season is Sergio Ramos isn't winning us game after game...
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    groovyalbert Full Member

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    Chances are we'll end up heading to Spain for the next round. No prizes for guessing which team I hope we face.
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    izec Full Member

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    Sevilla or Porto please.

    My guess is Bayern though
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    LuenerLinguist Banned

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    Would love to see United knock out Bayern this early, but i wouldnt bet on it.
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    ROFLUTION Full Member

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    I don't know, I think we'd have a fairly good chance against Bayern. 50/50. They're not what they used to be, but Neuer will almost definitely be back.
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    Macern SeARcHeS iMagEs oF fO0tbAlLeRs bAllSaCkS

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    I'm guessing Real Madrid. But Porto or Shakhtar would be perfect. Real, Juve and Bayern are the ones to avoid, obviously.
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    Pink Moon Full Member

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    It's a nonsense that teams from the same country can't meet in the last 16.
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    I agree, just make it a free for all draw with just the restriction that group winners play runner ups (runners up? what's the correct spelling:)).
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    I’ve a horrible feeling that City are going to the final this time. Maybe even win it.
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    ecantona7 Full Member

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    runners up :)
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    Sly Hang Ten Scout

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    Porto will be missing Felipe after last game red card. He's their best defender.
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    2ndTouch Full Member

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    Agree, they are still the 800pound Gorilla to beat for the cup. I'm really happy we cannot get them in the R16. If we can avoid City and Barca, I'm fine.
    Obviously, Besiktas are the dream, but they are earmarked for Real, so...
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    There will be tasty clashes between English clubs in the quarters. United and City or United and Liverpool is a real possibility if the draw on Monday is good for the English clubs.
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    giorno Full Member

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    The draw to make wumminator either wank himself into a coma or disappear from these lands:
    Bayern-Liverpool
    Chelsea-Farca
    Juve-United
    Madrid-City
    Shakhtar-Spurs
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Is the draw always on a Monday? Thought it was always on a Friday.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Porto I reckon. Fate and all that.
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    I don't want Liverpool to make it that far but if they do, I sure hope we draw them. Our Europa league defeat still rankles and the CL is the perfect stage to set it right. Jose might have a poor record against Klopp, but I'd expect him to have Liverpool's number in a knockout tie.
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    Giggs86 Full Member

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    I say bring it on. I have full confidence of Mourinho schooling Conte / Klopp in a CL knockout tie.
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    Infordin Full Member

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    I wouldn’t be so confident...

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    groovyalbert Full Member

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    Porto this round, Madrid next, and Chelsea in the semis. Jose’s wet dream.
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    Bepi Full Member

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    I have a feeling we are getting Liverpool and it would be a brilliant tie.
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    Tincanalley Turns player names into a crappy conversation

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    They are very good, much of a muchness. Real are vulnernable atm.
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    Tincanalley Turns player names into a crappy conversation

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    This might be an odd thing to say. It doesn't apply to the league. For some reason I have a bad feeling about LP in the CL. Can't make sense of it, and I hope I am wrong. Anyway, there. I said it out loud.
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    Did the simulator draw earlier today and got the following which I wouldn’t mind at all.

    Real Madrid vs Besiktas
    Shakhtar Donetsk vs Tottenham
    Juventus vs Manchester City
    Sevilla vs Manchester United
    FC Basel vs Liverpool
    Bayern Munich vs AS Roma
    Chelsea vs PSG
    FC Porto vs FC Barcelona
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    17 Van der Gouw biffa bin

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    United vs Juventus please :drool:

    Some mutual respect between the clubs and a rekindling of a rivarly from the days of Del Piero, Peruzzi, Inzaghi vs Cole, Schmeichel, Co'92. Some great memories of some fantastic matches.

    Bring it on!
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    No Love Full Member

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    Who do you support?
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    Actually, I change my mind. I’d like Juve. A big game involving a traditional big team and one we can beat.
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    Giggs86 Full Member

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    Won't mind a 'proper' team, but would very likely prefer an easy opponent at this round. If we go through the likability of facing the Madrids and Bayerns is increasing and if we want to win it we'll have to face them along the way regardless. Right now I just want to get to the quarter finals with a nice and easy draw.
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    carvajal Full Member

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    I'm not as brave as many of you. In this round I would like to avoid PSG and the English, especially United.
    All are in a good moment but I think Mourinho would propose an uncomfortable and cumbersome tie, playing with the result of the first leg.
    Not the best when the team lacks fluency and goals
    I can imagine a good result against Liverpool or City at Bernabéu, but not so much against Mourinho.
    So please, Roma or Besiktas
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Do people still want Real/Bayern/Juventus? Really can’t understand that logic. There are much easier ties on offer where our chances of advancing are much higher. This narrative that "to win you have to beat the best teams" belongs in fairytales. If we don’t get the easy teams this round then someone else will and we will be left with 8 tough teams in the next round anyway. So please give me Porto or Shakhtar.
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    Sevilla please. Short travel, nice city, good beatable team . Perfect for us in February.