ManU set for Inter Milan test in last 16 of Champions League

December 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Dec 20 (ANI): European champions Manchester United and rivals Liverpool were handed relatively easy ties against Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16.

The draw pits United against Jose Mourinhos Italian giants Inter while Liverpool will take on nine-times winners Real, a club repeatedly linked with Reds boss Rafael Benitez.

Chelsea also face an intriguing reunion with former manager Claudio Ranieri after being paired with Juventus while Arsenal take on Roma.

Mourinho sent United crashing out of the tournament with Porto in 2004 before re-igniting their feud in the Premier League, The Sun reported.

Former Spurs boss Juande Ramos will lead his new club Real Madrid into battle with Liverpool.

The Spaniard was booted out of White Hart Lane earlier this season but now finds himself counting down to one of the most hotly-anticipated matches of the season.

Arsenal has arguably the easiest draw of the four English sides after they were pitted against Roma.

The Gunners will be confident of progressing, although the Italians did beat Chelsea 3-1 in the group stages.

Elsewhere, Barcelona meet Lyon, Bayern Munich take on Sporting Lisbon, Villarreal play Panathinaikos and Atletico Madrid face Porto. (ANI)

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