Champions League draw – your views

December 18, 2009

SPORT SOCCERDavid Beckham can look forward to en emotional evening at Old Trafford, after AC Milan were drawn to play Manchester United in the second round of the Champions League.

Beckham had said in the days leading up to the draw that he would love a chance to return to his old stamping ground and the England man has his wish in the pick of the matches (although Inter Milan v Chelsea isn’t bad either, for all you Mourinho watchers).

Here’s the draw for the round of 16 in the Champions League, just completed in Nyon this morning. More to come but please give us your views on the draw.

Stuttgart v Barcelona

Olympiakos v Bordeaux

Inter Milan v Chelsea

Bayern Munich v Fiorentina

CSKA Moscow v Sevilla

Olympique Lyon v Real Madrid

AC Milan v Manchester United

PHOTO: A brick in the footpath outside the Old Trafford bears the name of David Beckham in gold lettering June 10, 2003. REUTERS/Paul Sanders


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It is definitely what Beckham wanted. And who knows, it’s going to be explosive when the Special One returns to Stamford Bridge. Cracker.

Posted by dy158 | Report as abusive

Beckham has said he wanted to face United but Im not sure about Jose and Chelsea, I dont think he’ll be licking his lips really

Posted by MarkMeadows | Report as abusive

Real Madrid will be pleased with Lyon, but having said that I can’t remember them actually beating them of late. Few bad results there as I recall, but stage set for Benzema

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

Fergie will be have the boot boys scrubbing away as we speak ready to launch a few in David’s direction as he sprints (jogs) down the Old Trafford touchline.

Hope he gets a good reception… and gets a hair cut. As for Chelsea, there will only ever be one ‘special one’, Ed de Goey.

Posted by A.Trialist | Report as abusive

Some fantastic games there, esp with Beckham going back to Old Trafford! Interesting to see how that will pan out! Funny thing is that I recently read the book ‘is: The Phenomenon of the Facebook Status’ recently and it has some fantastic CL and general Football Status updates. Real hardcore fan stuff! Check it out. r/

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