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Football: UEFA Champions League 2011 Last 16 Leg One Fixtures, Wednesday 16 February 2011

Two more first leg matches take place in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on the evening of Wednesday 16th February 2011.

Arsenal v Barcelona – Kick-Off (CET) 20:45

Perhaps the match everyone has been looking forward to since the draw was made, Arsenal will face Barcelona in the Emirates Stadium, London, with both sides in good league form.

Arsenal were the highest scoring club in the group phase, with 18 goals, despite slipping to two uncharacteristic defeats in Group H. Barcelona were impressive, and unbeaten, to win Group D.

The game will hinge around how Arsenal deal with Barca’s impressive array of attacking footballers, such as Lionel Messi, though Arsenal may be buoyed by an early return by Samir Nasri, the playmaker who has been carrying a knee injury of late, and have been scoring freely themselves this season, making this match a fascinating prospect for neutral and partisan fans alike.

Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk – Kick-Off (CET) 20:45

Roma will be favourites for this home match with Shakhtar Donetsk despite having come through as runners up in Bayern Munich’s Group E. Shakhtar won Arsenal’s Group H to show their Champions League class, so this will be anything but a formality for the Italian giant, who has been having a difficult time in Italy’s Serie A – they are placed 8th currently – of late.

The last time these two sides met in European competition, Shakhtar Donetsk won 1-0 at home, but were defeated 4-0 in Rome – they will hope for significantly better this evening.

Shakhtar Donetsk have never won in Italy in European competition.

UEFA Champions League 2011 – Round of 16 1st Leg Fixtures, Wednesday 16th February 2011

  • Arsenal v Barcelona – Kick-Off (CET) 20:45
  • Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk – Kick-Off (CET) 20:45

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3 comments

  1. Prof. A A B Familugba.

    This match will be an interesting one.All the fans of Barca had been disturbing people here and there that Barcelona will beat Arsenal 4-0.I am a Chelsea fan but tonight,I am going with Arsenal.I wish them best of luck.

  2. pullen emmanuel.its going to be a great match(can arsenal be ready to face the lion of foothball.baca.pullen emmanuel

    todays match.i know right from my birth to my present generation that arsenal can not withstand baca.no mater the home advantage..baca is the lion of foothball.its going to be 2-0.advantage to baca.pullen emmanuel.

    • many people wnt wrong or arsenal proved it wth there great cumback in 2nd half. that ws ossum match & best were defeated, ths is wat (ARSENAL)the gunners r capable of surprising in late time>
      i knw nw they have the big test whn they play in nou camp.
      BEST OF LUCK GUNNERS & SHOW BARCA THAT U R BEST.

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