The Champions League Last 16 draw has thrown up a number of mouth-watering ties with hotly-tipped Paris Saint-Germain paired against reigning champions Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, five English clubs looking to make their way into the quarter-finals with Tottenham and Chelsea coming up against European juggernauts Juventus and Barcelona respectively.
Sportsmail’s JAMIE REDKNAPP analyses all eight games and predicts the victor in each one…
Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso pulled Manchester United out during the draw
Juventus v Tottenham
Tottenham get turned on by these huge games. They have excelled at Wembley against Liverpool and Real Madrid — teams who have gone at them. It will be a fascinating tactical contest between Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri. The second leg at Wembley will be a great game.
Lowdown on Juventus
Manager: Massimiliano Allegri
League position: 3rd (Serie A)
Previous meetings: None
- Juventus have been eliminated in each of their last five knockout ties with English teams in Europe.
Totttenham will relish the chance to shine against likes of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain
Basle v Manchester City
Manchester City are the dream team at the moment.
Just look at the football they are playing. They are getting to the level of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. I cannot see Basle springing any surprises here — City are red hot.
Winners: Manchester City
Lowdown on Basel
Manager: Raphel Wicky
League position: 2nd (Swiss Super League)
Previous meetings: None
- Basle have lost just four of their 14 Champions League games against English sides (W5 D5 L4).
Basle have a great record against English sides in Europe, but that will stop at Manchester City
Porto v Liverpool
Porto conceded 10 goals in the group stage and that will play into Liverpool’s hands. With Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino in such form, you would expect Liverpool to score goals against this team.
Lowdown on Porto
Manager: Sergio Conceicao
League position: 1st (Portuguese Primeira Liga)
Previous meetings: Played 4 — Porto 0 — Liverpool 2 — Draws 2
- Liverpool have won just two of their last 10 European games against Portuguese opposition (W2 D4 L4).
Porto are used to winning in the Portuguese league, but they won’t handle Liverpool’s attack
Chelsea v Barcelona
Chelsea have paid the price for finishing second. This is still a game they can win, especially with Eden Hazard in great form. He will want to prove he can do it at the absolute highest level. Barcelona are not the same prospect they were a few years ago but will be favourites.
Lowdown on Barcelona
Manager: Ernesto Valverde
League position: 1st (La Liga)
Previous meetings: Played 15 — Barcelona 5 — Chelsea 5 — Draws 5
- Lionel Messi has played Chelsea eight times and is yet to score against them.
- Barcelona have progressed from six of their last seven CL knockout ties against English teams. Chelsea beat them in the 2011-12 semi-final.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has failed to score against Chelsea in eight appearances
Sevilla v Manchester United
Two years ago this would have been a nightmare draw with Sevilla dominant in the Europa League. While it will not be easy, this is an excellent chance for Jose Mourinho to continue his brilliant record in Europe.
Winners: Manchester United
Lowdown on Sevilla
Manager: Eduardo Berizzo
League position: 5th (La Liga)
Previous meetings: None
- United have won just two of their last 10 Champions League matches against Spanish sides (W2 D5 L3).
Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder will be one of the biggest threats to Manchester United
Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain
What a great tie! A lot of people will fancy Real Madrid but I’m backing PSG to win this. They are cruising in the league, Neymar will be determined to shine and Kylian Mbappe will be wanting to show Real Madrid what they could have won last summer.
If Real play like they did at Wembley against Tottenham, they could be in danger. And with one of the favourites set to go out, the English clubs could not have asked for a better draw.
Neymar will be determined to prove himself against the Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma
Shakhtar did well to beat a weakened Manchester City but, with Edin Dzeko in form up front and Belgium’s Radja Nainggolan in midfield, Roma will have too much experience and know-how.
Bayern Munich v Besiktas
Bayern Munich are in great form and have a manager in Jupp Heynckes who the players love to play for.
He delivered Bayern’s last Champions League title in 2013 and his side an outside chance of winning it this year.
In Robert Lewandowski, they have a player who can take a game away from an opponent at any moment.