Yes Real Madrid it is. Yesterday draw had paired Man United against Spanish giant of Real Madrid. High profiles match indeed. A game that many people hope to see in the final not in this stage.
So we will see the return of Ronaldo to Old Trafford. The place where people adored and loved him, that made him a living legend. The place that turned him from ordinary to world class player. Since his departure to Madrid in 2009, Ronaldo had becoming much better player. His duel with Messi for the quest of the best player in the world had developed him into mature and wise guy. Though there issues regarding his displeasure in Madrid his focus towards each game he played never shattered. Overall Real Madrid is a great team with great players inside.
Man United sure rely on RVP- Rooney partnership to destroy Madrid. RVP definitely had created a new dimension in Man United attacks. It was more dynamic and lethal. Rooney seemed to enjoy the role of sidekick for RVP while the Dutchman had been scoring for fun. The only worried is in a porous defense. The midfield although Scholes and Giggs seemed to fade away, the emergence of Tom Cleverley that clique well with Carrick had given more steady performance.
So both had the finest attacks in Europe with great attacking flair. Madrid is not invincible and Man United have a slight advantage over Madrid in that as group winners they will get to play the second leg at home.
Full last-16 draw
Real Madrid v Manchester United
Arsenal v Bayern Munich
Celtic v Juventus
Milan v Barcelona
Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund
Valencia v Paris Saint-Germain
Galatasaray v Schalke
Porto v Málaga
First legs to be played 12/13/19/20 February 2013
Second legs to be played 5/6/12/13 March 2013
The 2013 final takes place at the new Wembley on Saturday 25 May.