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    CL | 1/8: FC Barcelona - Arsenal 5-1 agg.

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    12/14/2015 12:00

    Monday’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland pits the Catalans against the team they beat in the 2006 final in Paris, still managed by Arsène Wenger



    The draw has been made and FC Barcelona will be facing Premiership club Arsenal in the second round of this season’s Champions League
    As reward for finishing top of their first round group, Barça will play the second leg at home.

    So they’ll be playing the first leg at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23rd and then the Camp Nou will host the return game on March 16th.


    The other matches


    The other seven ties drawn on Monday at midday in Nyon are as follows (team on the left will be at home for the first leg):
    Roma v Real Madrid
    Gent v Wolfsburg
    PSV Eindhoven v Atlético Madrid
    Dynamo Kyiv v Manchester City
    Juventus v Bayern Munich
    Paris St Germain v Chelsea
    Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg

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    So correct me If I am wrong ,in the last 6 years our draw in 1/8 has been
    2011:Arsenal
    2012:Leverkusen
    2013:Milan
    2014:Man.City
    2015:Man.City
    2016:Arsenal
    All with us being the top of the group

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaled_a_d View Post
    So correct me If I am wrong ,in the last 6 years our draw in 1/8 has been
    2011:Arsenal
    2012:Leverkusen
    2013:Milan
    2014:Man.City
    2015:Man.City
    2016:Arsenal
    All with us being the top of the group
    Meanwhile Real have had:

    2011: Lyon
    2012: CSKa
    2013: Manchester United
    2014: Schalke
    2015: Schalke

    Them compare quarter finals:
    Barca:
    2011: Shaktar
    2012: Milan
    2013: Psg
    2014: Atletico
    2015: Psg

    Real:
    2011: spurs
    2012: Apoel
    2013: Galatasaray
    2014: Dortmund
    2015: Atletico

    Its easy to predict who will get Wolfsburg and who will get Bayern or Psg.

    these are Bayerns draws by the way:

    1/8 draw:
    2011: Inter
    2012: Basel
    2013: Arsenal
    2014: Arsenal
    2015: Shaktar
    2016: Juve

    Quarter finals:
    2011: -
    2012: Marseille
    2013: Juve
    2014: United
    2015: Porto
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    Damn, now I can't wait!

    Should be really entertaining.

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    Nice.

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    We avoided PSG and Juve so I am satisfied.
    We always get strong opponents in last 6-7 years so drawing Arsenal is nothing surprising.

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    Pretty good drawing. Arsenal not the weakest but not the strongest either. We might be able to trash them with a more attacked focused Barca + MSN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origami View Post
    Pretty good drawing. Arsenal not the weakest but not the strongest either. We might be able to trash them with a more attacked focused Barca + MSN.
    Wenger always leaves plenty of space. Barça will do fine against other teams that attack. It's the pure defense/counterattack teams that are the most troublesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerkeleyBernie View Post
    Wenger always leaves plenty of space. Barça will do fine against other teams that attack. It's the pure defense/counterattack teams that are the most troublesome.
    Well, last game we played against Arsenal they parked the bus on Camp Nou and had 0 shots TOWARDS target (not on target). I wouldn't say they will attack us or anything. They will probably try to play for a 0-0, 1-0, 2-1 win at home. Defending with numbers and going on the counter fast with their quick players. Arshavin's goal from that 2-1 win is how they dream to play us. It was probably their best moment against Barca that I saw so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    Well, last game we played against Arsenal they parked the bus on Camp Nou and had 0 shots TOWARDS target (not on target). I wouldn't say they will attack us or anything. They will probably try to play for a 0-0, 1-0, 2-1 win at home. Defending with numbers and going on the counter fast with their quick players. Arshavin's goal from that 2-1 win is how they dream to play us. It was probably their best moment against Barca that I saw so far.
    Agreed here. Can't fathom how people think this will be an open game with both sides trying to attack. Arsenal approach big games by sitting deep in a 4-1-4-1 block and trying to play through balls to Walcott (who will start upfront unless Giroud keeps not being shit), Özil and Alexis. In fact, they beat us in the same manner at the Emirates in 2011, won against Bayern just recently, etc. The last time they were open in big games, they lost 1-5 against Liverpool, 0-6 against a bus, conceded 6 at the Etihad, etc. The last time they played an open game against us, Messi scored 4 past them.

    Having said that, we don't have prime Pep bottling our away games. If our defence turns up, we got this.

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    Could have been PSG or Juve so not the worst possible draw Should be a good tie which hopefully won't cause us too many problems although anything can happen in football. Visca el Barca
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    I forgot Cech is their GK, Messi never have scored against him right? I guess it's time to break the curse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostmaster View Post
    I forgot Cech is their GK, Messi never have scored against him right? I guess it's time to break the curse.
    Or let Suarez or Neymar score =P.

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    I don't know about the fixture, I used to think it is good to play the away game first but after last season and seeing how many other ties turned out, I am starting to think it would be better to play at home first to establish a solid win and then just to get some away goals in the away game. Oh well. The winners of the groups all have to play the away game first.

    Let's beat Arsenal!
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