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What is your dream round of 16 draw?

Published: Wednesday 12 December 2012, 10.38CET
With the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw looming, UEFA.com considers some potentially mouth-watering ties and asks what your dream outcome would be.
 
Published: Wednesday 12 December 2012, 10.38CET

What is your dream round of 16 draw?

With the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw looming, UEFA.com considers some potentially mouth-watering ties and asks what your dream outcome would be.
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Arsenal could meet Barcelona again

With nine former European Cup winners involved, the UEFA Champions League round of 16 is sure to throw up a host of intriguing ties – but which teams do you want to see drawn together?

No team can play a club from either their group or their own association, yet a number of eye-catching permutations still remain. FC Barcelona, seeking their fourth continental crown in eight seasons, will be many sides' most feared opposition and Arsenal FC, beaten by the Liga outfit in two of the last three campaigns as well as in the 2006 final, will be particularly wary. How would the Gunners fare against Barça this time round?

Traditional powerhouses AC Milan also potentially lie in wait for Barcelona. The Rossoneri – one of the eight unseeded teams after finishing as runners-up in Group C – could also land the likes of Paris Saint-Germain FC, Manchester United FC and FC Bayern München.

Nine-time European champions Real Madrid CF may figure too in some mouth-watering fixtures, with United, Bayern, PSG and Juventus among their possible opponents. Which side would cause José Mourinho the most problems in his hunt for a third UEFA Champions League title?

Which ties would you like to see when the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw is made in Nyon on Thursday 20 December? Leave your comments below.

Group winners
Paris Saint-Germain FC, FC Schalke 04, Málaga CF, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, FC Bayern München, FC Barcelona, Manchester United FC

Group runners-up
FC Porto, Arsenal FC, AC Milan, Real Madrid CF, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Valencia CF, Celtic FC, Galatasaray AŞ

Last updated: 12/12/12 16.23CET

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