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What is the best round of 16 tie?

Tuesday 17 December 2013, 14.00CET
Monday's UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw threw up a host of fascinating ties – now we want to know which you think is the best fixture and why.
 
 
Published: Tuesday 17 December 2013, 14.00CET

What is the best round of 16 tie?

Monday's UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw threw up a host of fascinating ties – now we want to know which you think is the best fixture and why.

Knockout phase debutants versus four-time European champions; Didier Drogba's Chelsea FC homecoming; Premier League pacesetters against UEFA Champions League holders – Monday's round of 16 draw threw up a host of fascinating ties.

We want to know which you think is the best fixture and why? Leave your comments at the foot of the page.

Manchester City FC put in an impressive showing to finish level on points with FC Bayern München in Group D, but nevertheless came second. Their reward was being pitted against FC Barcelona, a team who have reached the semi-finals for six successive campaigns. Do City stand a chance? Will Manuel Pellegrini's experience of Spain be beneficial?

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Didier Drogba is going back to Chelsea

While Pellegrini will be reacquainting himself with the country he left this summer, Chelsea are preparing to meet again a player who will be etched forever in the club's history books. Didier Drogba departed Stamford Bridge in 2012 – his last act being the winning penalty in the UEFA Champions League final – yet will now return with Galatasaray AŞ. Can he inspire the Turkish side to another upset?

Also looking to defy the odds will be Arsenal FC, so strong in the current Premier League campaign but counting the cost of surrendering top spot in Group F on matchday six. They were subsequently drawn against holders FC Bayern München, the Gunners' conquerors on away goals at the same stage last season. Have Arsenal improved enough to go further this time?

Let us know which of the eight ties you believe is the best using the comments box at the bottom of the page.

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