It almost seems like clockwork that #Arsenal draw one of the genuine European heavyweights in the 1st knock-out rounds of the #ChampionsLeague. They’ve had #Bayern and #Barcelona in the past few years and now they have the Catalan giants again and barring a minor miracle and a major upset, will find themselves dumped out of the competition yet again. Normally, #Chelsea and #Mourinho would have been relishing their chance to exact revenge on #PSG for knocking them out last year but given their terrible form this year, they will fear the Parisiens and will likely get knocked out. #RealMadrid get to play an out of sorts #Roma and Bayern are drawn with last year’s finalist #Juventus, who seem to have improved significantly from their dreadful start to the season but won’t have enough quality to upset #Pep’s mighty Bavarian machine.
#United will be kicking themselves in the shins for (a) being such a terrible team and (b) not beating #Wolfsburg and thus qualifying for the knockouts because the german’s were drawn with minnows #Gent, a tie that they should easily win and even this rubbish #Manchester side could have easily overcome. #ManchesterCity got a favorable tie for a change with a trip to #Kyiv and #Atleti get #PSV.