After Bayern Munich and Marseille secured their places in the quarter-finals last night, we are down to the final night of the Round of Sixteen matches. Looking to clinch their spots in the quarter-final draw that will take place this Friday are AVB-less Chelsea, surprise package Napoli, a resolute CSKA Moscow and of course, Real Madrid.
While Napoli outplayed Chelsea en route to a 3-1 victory in their first leg, Real Madrid struggled to a 1-1 draw in Russia meaning that the league leaders still have work to do tonight. Fortunately for them, I envisioned Keisuke Honda scoring a belting free-kick to send CSKA through, but the Japanese star hasn’t even made the bench, presumably due to injury. Anyway, the Russian outfit are far from a one man team, and however slim their chances may be, we can hope can’t we?
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Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Khedira, Ronaldo, Kaká, Özil, Marcelo, Alonso, Arbeloa, Higuaín
CSKA Moscow: Chepchugov, Wernbloom, Ignashevich, A. Berezutski, Doumbia, Dzagoev, Musa, Tosic, Aldonin, V. Berezutski, Schennikov
Chelsea: Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata
Napoli: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica; Maggio, Inler, Gargano, Zuniga; Hamsík, Cavani, Lavezzi.