Champions League Returns

The Champions League Knockout round begins today and it brings with it loads of entertaining action from the teams fighting it out to get a place in the quarterfinals . of all the fixtures the matches between Real Madrid Vs Arsenal  and Chelsea VS Barcelona are going to be incredible .

Real Madrid Vs Arsenal

The galacticos will be going into this match as favourites as they have a got  lot of World class players like Zidane , Raul  , Beckham , Robinho , Ronaldo and there current league form has also been good. Arsenal on the other hand have enjoyed a topsy turvy season , there away league form not good , and with the title out of the reach , and being knocked out in the FA cup and Carling Cup , the CL remains there only hope of a silverware . With injuries to there world class defenders Campbell and Ashley cole , there defense will be shaky and Real will look to capitalize on that . Arsenal having sold Patrick Viera to Juventus in the summer have been unable to find an ideal replacement for him and this has been the cause of there bad form this season . The main threat to real will be the striker Thierry Henry who is one of the best in the world . How Ever I expect Real to win it comfortably 2-0 .

Chelsea Vs Barcelona

This game promises to be real entertainer with both team being labeled as European Power Houses and both being Favourites to win the CL . Last season These 2 teams met in the CL Chelsea defeated Barcelona 5-4 on aggregate . So Barcelona would be looking for revenge for that defeat  . The Chelsea Team are yet to lost at home in 2 years under the manager Jose Mouriniho  . They have got World class players like Lampard , Terry , Robben , Essien . There defensive form has also been solid this season . The Barca team on the other hand includes the World Player Of the Year Ronaldiniho who can single-handedly win the game on his day  . Players like Deco , Messi are sure to cause Chelsea some problems . The game promises to be a tight affair and I think it will end at 1-1 .

The various other games include last year champions Liverpool Vs Benfica , Bayern Munich Vs AC Milan  who were the last year finalists etc .