Welcome once again to the UEFA Champions League Knockout Rounds!
This round of 16 sees 16 candidates of varying quality and pedigree compete for the right to carry around a massive silver thing with big ears. From yesterdays clash of French vs Spanish and Italian vs Scottish (yeah), to today's clash of English vs Spanish (boo) and Ukrainian (Yeah) vs German ( DOUBLE YEAH!), it should be fraught with excitement and boredom, joy and tears, and yet more cliche juxtapositions.
As we as a community seem to discuss these things roundabouts 4 different articles, I thought I'd put up a single Champions League open thread, because I like to look back and see how we bashed other teams the previous day.
With that said, here is you schedule for the coming week
February 13, 2012 at 2:45 PM ET
Manchester United vs. Real Madrid in GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA
Borussia Dortmund vs Shaktar Donestsk in BEES!
February 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM ET
Porto vs Malaga in a game none of us are going to watch
Arsenal vs BAYERN MUNICH in a game all of us are going to watch
February 20, 2012 as 2:45 PM ET
AC Milan vs Barcelona in an example of how to turn astounding technical ability into NyQuil
Galatasaray vs Schalke 04 in a game between 2 teams where the announcers will talk about 2 old guys to the exclusion of all else