The draw for the Champions League knockout rounds was held on Friday and here's what we have before us:
Manchester United vs Inter Milan
AS Roma vs Arsenal
Panathinaikos vs Villarreal
Barcelona vs Lyon
Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Bayern Munich vs Sporting Lisbon
FC Porto vs Atletico Madrid
Juventus vs Chelsea
To me, the two most attractive matchups are Man U-Inter and Liverpool-Real Madrid. Each team is capable of making a deep run in the Champions League but two of their respective dreams will be shattered almost immediately.
Jose Mourinho's former club failed to beat Manchester United a year ago in this same tournament with Chelsea. Can he overcome his former EPL nemesis in Man U with a different team? Meanwhile, Liverpool (five titles, last in '05) and Real Madrid (nine titles, last in '02) each have had their share of success in Champions League as this is the series with the most history behind it.
Every one of these matchups is top-notch, which is what we've come to expect from the Champions League.