As the draws for deciding the fixtures for the knock out rounds of the Champions League approach, Goal.com asks fans which teams they want their side to avoid
The 16 teams for the knockout phase of the Champions League have been decided and all that is left now to decide the second phase of the competition is the draw that would determine each team's opponents come February 2013.
Goal.com here speaks to fans of clubs qualified to the knock out stages in the Champions League and who they want to avoid facing in the Round of 16.
Poojit Rohra - Borussia Dortmund
Juventus are a clinical side, strong in defense. The side is built around Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio and is a difficult side to play especially in Turin. I think if they do manage to buy a quality striker in January, then they can be real contenders for the trophy.
Divpreet Singh - Bayern Munich
Shakhtar Donetsk is a strong team. Though Bayern have faced Shakhtar before, facing them after they have managed to knock out the Chelsea, will be a test . So, I would want to avoid Shakhtar in the next round.
Ayush Agarwal - Manchester United
Real Madrid simply because just in order to compete with Barcelona, they have made their squad so much better than the rest of Europe. This is one side which probably every group winner is fearing.
Sabyasachi Patra - Barcelona
I think AC Milan can derail Barcelona’s campaign. They have been decent till now in Europe. I think they are the best team of all the second placed teams and that's why I would want Barca to avoid them. On the other hand, I think Barcelona are on their way to make history again this season in terms of trophies.
Bhavik Muni - Real Madrid
I think I would like to avoid Manchester United. They are traditionally good in February when the round of 16 is played. They are really playing well this season. Rooney and Van Persie have clicked as a pair and they are getting the required goals.
Manalp Mehta - Arsenal
Barcelona are the team to beat this season. With Arsenal shockingly finishing second, we have a tough task now in the round of 16. Barcelona's attack is too good for the Gunners' defence. Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaleen and Laurent Koscieleny are nowhere near levels to face Messi and co. As both teams play passing football, Arsenal will struggle to keep hold of the ball and make it count in the centre of the park.
Anant Thakur - AC Milan
Barcelona has looked an unstoppable force since the season started and it looks a no brainer for AC Milan or any other team to face them. They are on their way to win another La Liga trophy and with Messi in top form, it will take an exceptional effort to beat them over two legs.
Suraj Kumar - Juventus
Real Madrid should be avoided anyhow because they are really a strong side. I think they have already lost the La Liga and thus have only the Champions League to play for. Being Mourinho's third campaign, I think Champions League is their only target and they will give it all they have.
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