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The English and Spanish giants have been drawn together to set up a mouth-watering clash in first knockout stage of the Champions League

The Champions League Round of 16 draw was announced recently on Monday, and the pick of the bunch were the first two teams that were called out: Manchester City and Barcelona.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have paid the price for not trying to score another goal against Bayern Munich in their final group stage match, and they face Tata Martino’s men as a result.

Unsurprisingly, more than half of Goal Singapore readers picked this match as the one they are looking forward to the most, with 51.5% of votes garnered for the showdown between the two teams.

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich lie in a distant second, with 32.1% of voters looking to see if the Gunners can beat the holders of the competition. The Germans knocked them out on goal difference at this stage in 2012-2013, despite Arsenal beating them 2-0 at the Allianz Arena.

Manchester United’s rather favourable draw against Olympiakos garnered 6.1% of the votes, while Didier Drogba’s homecoming to Chelsea comes next with 4.6%.

Schalke vs Real Madrid received 2% of the votes while 1.5% of voters thought the match between Zenit St Petersburg and Borussia Dortmund is one to look out for. AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen vs Paris Saint-Germain received 1% each of the remaining votes.

Poll of the day

The first knockout stage of the Champions League has been announced. Which match are you looking forward to the most?

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