Champions League Round of 16

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Arsenal goes into its round of sixteen time against AC Milan at the Emirates facing a tough task to qualify for the quarter-finals after losing the first leg away from home 4-0. No team has ever come back from a four goal deficit after the opening leg, and the Gunners hopes are further dented by the absence of Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby and Yossi Benayoun.

The Londoner’s warmed up for this contest with a 2-1  win against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, while AC Milan scored an effortless 4-0  win away to Palermo.

On the same day, Zenit St Petersburg take a 3-2 advantage to Lisbon, where they will face Benfica, while Lyon travel to Apoel in Cyprus and Barcelona host Leverkusen the following day.

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