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Submitted by no_more_heroes 950d ago | news

Champions League Round of 16 Draw: Ronaldo returns to Man United

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Manchester United will face Real Madrird in the last-16 of the Champions League, Arsenal will travel to Bayern, while Celtic have been handed a tie against Italian champions Juventus. (Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League)

imtiyaz6  +   950d ago
Ronaldo finally returns to Old Trafford!
buddymagoo  +   950d ago
It's going to be one hell of a game and I for one am really looking forward to it!

Manchester United v Real Madrid, Sir Alex v Mourinho, Ronaldo v RVP, Valencia v Di Maria, Rooney v Ozil, Carrick v Alonso, De Gea v Casillas
vulcanproject  +   950d ago
If United played Madrid right now, they would win. Madrid's form and motivation are really poor. Their defence is highly vulnerable. There would be a bunch of goals but United would take it.

However Madrid have got 2 months to get back in form. It'll surely be more difficult by then.
buddymagoo  +   949d ago
If Madrid qualify for the spanish cup semi final they will play Barca - United - Barca - United - Barca.
jp_footy2  +   949d ago
Wow!
badz149  +   950d ago
OMG
what a draw this year! I like both United and Madrid and it's really sad to see 1 has to go home so early! damn Galatasaray got it easy and they were 2nd in the group!

Barca vs Milan will be a huge one too!
wantedboys  +   950d ago
both Madrid and man united are f*****
Kos-Mos  +   950d ago
I`m trying to understand your word. They are? Fucked? It still doesn`t make any sense.
no_more_heroes  +   950d ago
My thought process:

Arsenal vs Ba...

"I fuh qing knew it!"

..yern Munich

"See? I fu...wait, what?"
imtiyaz6  +   950d ago
I wasn't surprised at all. I kinda knew we'd be facing either Barca, Bayern, Juve or Dortmund. We've always been unlucky in the draws.
no_more_heroes  +   950d ago
I thought it would be between those teams as well, but I was dead certain that out of those options we'd be paired with Barcelona AGAIN.
vulcanproject  +   950d ago
Arsenal have little hope against anyone they are drawn anyway :-/ only Malaga realistically would give Arsenal a chance. Munich will walk over Arsenal no problems. Especially away from home in europe Arsenal are hugely shaky and only got through their group because of how weak it was.

Schalke won it, and they are in 7th in the Bundesliga! Munich are already running away with the title.

Arsenal can buy in January but any top quality they manage to buy will no doubt be cup tied in the Champions League.
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crazyturkey  +   950d ago
What an amazing draw for Arsenal and Man. United.
Arsenal need a CDM and I hope Diaby is back in February. Another striker may be needed as well since we don't know how the Walcott situation will end. Injuries may play a role too......Oddly enough I don't feel that nervous as I thought I would. I was fearing Dortmund more than even Barca this time.
Man. United IMO has a equally or even tougher match. They need to do something about that defense and maybe reinforce the midfield......Upfront they should be fine against any team.
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no_more_heroes  +   950d ago
I'm reading also that this draw was also the exact same as the rehearsal draw the day before.

Holy coincidences, Batman!

...or is it?
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PaPa-Slam  +   949d ago
LOL> so excited for this.
karim  +   950d ago
Weird, can't see who Chelsea drew!
KingPin  +   950d ago
you need to check the Europa league fixtures for that.

chelsea were eliminated from the UCL. they finished 3rd on the group
karim  +   950d ago
You don't really get sarcasm, do you?
asmith2306  +   950d ago
Looking forward to Juve and Celtic too. That Real and Utd tie will be a close one to call but I can see Utd doing it. Madrid aren't at their best lately.
jony_dols  +   949d ago
Celtic vs Juve 2001 was one of the all-time classic Champions League matches which Celtic ended up winning 4-3; Trezegue, Del Piero, Davids, Larrson, Lennon... What a game (pity the away fixture ended up 3-2, after some dubious decisions by the ref in favour of the Italians, and in-turn Celtic just missed qualifaction out of their group)!

Come'n d Hoops, time to get some revenge!
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asmith2306  +   949d ago
I remember it well, I am a big Juve fan and I watched both games in a friends house who are all big Celtic supporters. The game in parkhead was an absolute cracker and I will never forgot Nicola Amoruso with the best dive ever in the return at the delle Alpi! Martin O'Neills interview after the game was great too: "it's, it's shocking!" Classic interview.
p_bateman  +   950d ago
bye bye man u

Ronaldo will come back to haunt u
KingPin  +   950d ago
well as a real and united fan, i wouldn't mind if Ronaldo did the damage. he is a legend after all.

as for coming to haunt us, not really. we loved him and it was hard to let him go. haunting implies we chased him out coz we didn't think he was performing at the united level and now he has a point to prove to united fans.
buddymagoo  +   950d ago
Exactly, I would love to win but would be happy even if we lost and Ronnie scored a few and went on to win the Champions league.

Really want to win though!
dcortz2027  +   949d ago
Yeah, CR7 went out in style and has alot of love for Manchester United. I don't think he will be haunting anyone to be honest. I can't wait for this match, it's going to be EPIC!
p_bateman  +   950d ago
No british teams will go threw to the next stage.
7/5 on worth a punt thought.
Dark11  +   950d ago
I hope ac milan , park the bus.
asmith2306  +   949d ago
Anything to p!ss Xavi off is a good tactic lol!
Nes_Daze  +   950d ago
Wow, United vs. Real Madrid, that matchup probably saved other teams a lot of trouble, seeing as they're 2 of the main contenders for the title. Great end of the year present for football fans.
jak3y13oy  +   949d ago
I cant wait for this game! :D
silvacrest  +   949d ago
interesting games ahead, kinda makes up for my team getting the boot...
PaPa-Slam  +   949d ago
Which team were you supporting?
silvacrest  +   949d ago
chelsea, we started the season so well too....
PaPa-Slam  +   949d ago
The great day of 2013 fast approaches.
chukamachine  +   949d ago
Utd's defence is poor, Ronaldo will score many.

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