Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Champions League: Round of 16

Arsenal v Barcelona
on Feb 17 @ Balls Channel

One of the games I’m excited to watch.  I love Barca!  With powerhouse players such as Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, David Villa, Andrés Iniesta (who’s probably itching to play as he wasn’t able to see much action last year due to his thigh injury) and Xavi, it’s going to be a pretty interesting match.  But we won’t be seeing Puyol, though, as he’s out on knee injury L

There’s a young player, Thiago Alcántara, added to the squad… hmmmm… any relation to our great Paulino Alcántara?

Messi, David Villa, Pique, Xavi, Iniesta (Puyol should also be in this pic)

Iniesta, Puyol,  David Villa, Xavi, Messi, Pique

Sorry to the Arsenal fans, the only player I recognize is Cesc Fabregas. :P
This is one of the most highly anticipated matches in the Champions League, so there’s a lot of coverage on the net, here are just a few sites you can check out:

Arsenal hoping to lay Barcelona ghosts
Excitement in store as Arsenal meet Barça
Barcelona vs. Arsenal: A Tactical Minefield in the Champions League
Iniesta ready to be unleashed on Arsenal
Stat Attack: Arsenal v Barcelona

Roma v Shakhtar
on Feb 17 @ Balls Channel

Hmmm.. not much I can say for both teams…Go Roma?

Players of note:

Roma: Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi
Shakhtar: sorry, don’t really recognize anyone in their line up

Click the links for match previews, highlights and predictions:

Mexès demands Roma rigour against Shakhtar
Ranieri has faith in Roma recovery
Roma stirred by Shakhtar reunion
Shakhtar Donetsk see Roma as stepping stone to greater glory
Roma vs  Shakhtar Donetsk
Exclusive: Shakhtar Donetsk Striker Eduardo Relishing Roma Clash; Reveals Arsenal Return Was Very Special

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