Saturday, 17 December 2011

London Clubs draw Italian Giants and Tough Matches for Manchester Clubs and Stoke too:

UEFA Champions League Last 16 Draw:
Chelsea manager AVB and Arsenal manager Arsenal Wenger between the coveted Champions League title.

AC Milan vs Arsenal
Napoli vs Chelsea

This London Club draw says it all.... Both English teams could potentially bow out of the competition (with at least three teams who are not as good as them still there)
Although Van Persie on his own has scored 19 goals this season so far.... Arsenal's defence will be tested as Ibrahomovic and Kevin Prince Boateng together have scored 18 goals.

FACT: Arsenal have conceded 23 goals in the EPL this season.
FACT: Milan have won 20 out of 24 points in the Serie A this season.

Napoli have a dangerous squad with forwards Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik scoring 12 goals this season between them. Chelsea have good players including Petr Cech, John Terry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard whose European experience may come in handy.

UEFA Europa League Last 32 Draw:

Manchester rival managers Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson between the Europa League trophy.

Manchester City vs FC Porto
This interesting encounter is between the current EPL leaders City against Uefa Europa League defending champions Porto. City have only conceded 15 goals this season with their rock solid defence.
Manchester United vs Ajax
This fixture is interesting as the defending EPL champions face the Dutch champions......
Stoke City vs Valencia
This match will be a cagey match between two teams with different styles to how they play football.