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Dec 16, 2013

FC Barcelona has been drawn to face Manchester City in the Round of 16 of UEFA Champions League 2013-14 Season. Of all the possible opponent we got the most difficult one, especially considering that Manchester City has successfully managed to change their fortunes on the road. I would have definitely preferred as Olympiakos, but that went for Manchester United. Our English Premier League Opponent lie currently in fourth but it's their home form which terrifies me. They have scored 35 goals and conceded only 5 goals at The Etihad this season. The away form has been pretty bad compared to their home, even though the recent victory against Bayern shows that they are slowly turning that around too. In that back drop the first leg which will be held at The Etihad on the 18th of February become the vital fixture in deciding the tie.

If Etihad has been a fortress for Manchester City, barring the lose to Bayern Munich; Camp Nou has been nothing less for Barca. We have been simply brilliant this season at home and if we could come unharmed away from Manchester then we could easily book our place in next round. The fact that Lionel Messi would be very much available for this tie makes us the favourable candidate, especially with second leg at home. Our great rival Real Madrid were handed a rather easy tie of facing Schalke in the round of 16, something they would love. Considering the recent form displayed by Schalke anything sort of a mauling can't be expected.

The other Spanish team, Atletico Madrid will face our Group stage rival AC Milan and looks the favourite to go through. The rest of the tie are Bayern Munich vs Arsenal, Zenit v Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray v Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen v PSG and Olympiakos v Manchester United.

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