Khamis, 20 Disember 2012

UCL Draw: Round of 16

Undian perlawanan bagi pusingan kalah mati melibatkan 16 pasukan terbaik eropah yang akan berlangsung malam ini.


GROUP STAGES DESPITE performing poorly in the league, Arsenal once again managed to qualify from their group — albeit in second place.
CHANCES LEAGUE form suggests Arsenal will struggle to get past the last 16.
STAR PLAYER England midfield ace Jack Wilshere
MANAGER Arsene Wenger
RECORD Best CL performance: Runners-up. 
STAT ATTACK CONCEDED eight at CL group stage — their worst since 2001-02.



GROUP STAGES IT was business as usual for the Spanish giants, who topped their group with just a small blip on the way.
CHANCES AS usual La Liga leaders Barcelona are one of the hot favourites.
STAR PLAYER World-class Argie Lionel Messi
MANAGER Tito Vilanova
RECORD Best CL performance: Winners. 
STAT ATTACK MADE 5,159 passes in the group stage and 92% passing accuracy — CL group highs.


Bayern Munich

GROUP STAGES THE typically efficient Germans, who lost last season’s final to Chelsea in a penalty shootout, topped Group F on goal difference.
CHANCES THEY should be in the final stages again this time round.
STAR PLAYER France winger Franck Ribery
MANAGER Josef Heynckes
RECORD Best CL performance: Winners. Odds: 7-1
STAT ATTACK ONLY Chelsea (16) netted more group goals than Bayern (15).



GROUP STAGES FAMOUS victory over Barcelona was a glorious evening for the club who qualified two points clear of third-placed Benfica.
CHANCES BEATING Barca is probably as good as it’s going to get.
STAR PLAYER Tough-tackling Victor Wanyama
MANAGER Neil Lennon
RECORD Best CL performance: Last 16.
STAT ATTACK NO side scored more headed goals than Celtic in the CL group stage (4).

SEALED WITH A KISS ... Mario Gotze helps send Dortmund through
SEALED WITH A KISS ... Mario Gotze helps send Dortmund through

Borussia Dortmund

GROUP STAGES ONE of the most young and exciting sides in Europe went unbeaten, winning Group D with an impressive 14 points.
CHANCES LEAGUE pace has fallen away, so they can focus on European glory.
STAR PLAYER Midfield ace Mario Gotze
MANAGER Jurgen Klopp
RECORD Best CL performance: Winners.
STAT ATTACK MARIO GOTZE hit woodwork twice during the group stage.



GROUP STAGES JUST about sneaked through on goal difference ahead of Romanian side CFR Cluj with a modest 10 points.
CHANCES THE Turkish side will struggle to progress any further.
STAR PLAYER Turkey forward Burak Yilmaz
MANAGER Fatih Terim
RECORD Best CL performance: Quarter-finals.
STAT ATTACK GALATASARAY are into the last 16 for the first time since 2001-02.



GROUP STAGES THE Italian giants went all last season unbeaten in Serie A and repeated the feat in Group E to finish top.
CHANCES SCORING goals has been a problem but they know how to win big games.
STAR PLAYER England’s nemesis Andrea Pirlo
MANAGER Antonio Conte
RECORD Best CL performance: Winners.
STAT ATTACK JUVE have lost only three of their last 21 CL games.



GROUP STAGES UNBEATEN Spanish side Malaga finished top of their group with 12 points — ahead of Italian giants AC Milan.
CHANCES HAVE been bought by rich owners and are focused on European glory.
STAR PLAYER Argie international Javier Saviola
MANAGER Manuel Pellegrini
RECORD Best CL performance: Debut.
STAT ATTACK MALAGA did not concede a single goal in the first half of any group game.

Robin van Persie
UP, UP, AND AWAY ... Robin van Persie is flying

Man United

GROUP STAGES TWO defeats to Galatasaray and Romanian minnows Cluj will not have pleased manager Alex Ferguson but finishing top would have.
CHANCES UNITED have an attack to terrify all of Europe but away results are dodgy.
STAR PLAYER Dutch striker Robin van Persie
MANAGER Alex Ferguson
RECORD Best CL performance: Winners.
STAT ATTACK UNITED have lost three of last five Euro home games.


AC Milan

GROUP STAGES THE Serie A legends did not win any of their home ties in Group C but grabbed six points away from the San Siro.
CHANCES NEVER rule them out with the quality and experience they possess.
STAR PLAYER Italian ace Stephan El Shaarawy
MANAGER Massimiliano Allegri
RECORD Best CL performance: Winners.
STAT ATTACK ONLY Man U & Arsenal used more players than Milan (25) in groups.



GROUP STAGES THE Portuguese side came second to French powerhouse PSG in Group A with an impressive 13 points from their six games.
CHANCES DESPITE winning the CL in 2003, it’s out of their reach this year.
STAR PLAYER Tottenham target Joao Moutinho
MANAGER Vitor Pereira
RECORD Best CL performance: Winners.
STAT ATTACK PORTO were only team to keep four clean sheets in group stage.



GROUP STAGES TOPPED Group A with 15 points, the most accumulated by any side in the group stage of this season’s Champions League.
CHANCES WITH their owners, the sky is the limit but this season is too soon.
STAR PLAYER Super Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic
MANAGER Carlo Ancelotti
RECORD Best CL performance: Semi-finals. Odds:
STAT ATTACK ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC had a hand in seven group goals (2 goals, 5 assists).

I WANT ONE MOUR ... Jose is after another Euro crown
I WANT ONE MOUR ... Jose is after another Euro crown

Real Madrid

GROUP STAGES MADE the cut six points clear of Ajax — but a worrying three points behind German table-toppers Borussia Dortmund in the Group of Death.
CHANCES WITH Barca well ahead in La Liga, Jose can focus on his fave competition.
STAR PLAYER Wing wonder Cristiano Ronaldo
MANAGER Jose Mourinho
RECORD Best CL performance: Winners.
STAT ATTACK FIRED in 97 shots in six group games, more than any other team.



GROUP STAGES THE German club won just half of their six group games but amazingly and still managed to finish top of Group B.
CHANCES DESPITE German league catching up in terms of quality they won’t win.
STAR PLAYER Hitman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
MANAGER Jens Keller
RECORD Best CL performance: Semi-finals.
STAT ATTACK SCHALKE have won four and lost one of their last eight away trips in CL.


Shakhtar Donetsk

GROUP STAGES THE Ukrainian side played stunning football in qualification, finishing behind Juventus and helping to knock out holders Chelsea in Group E.
CHANCES THEY are the surprise package but must be fancied on current form.
STAR PLAYER Brazilian utility man Willian
MANAGER Mircea Lucescu
RECORD Best CL performance: Quarter-finals.
STAT ATTACK LUIZ ADRIANO scored three goals from just five shots in group stage.



GROUP STAGES THE Spanish club were pipped to top spot in Group F by Bayern on goal difference after racking up a respectable 13 points.
CHANCES WILL be one of the early casualties after enjoying an easy group stage.
STAR PLAYER Spanish striker Roberto Soldado
MANAGER Ernesto Valverde
RECORD Best CL performance: Runners-up.
STAT ATTACK CONCEDED only two goals in the first 75 mins of their six group games.


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