|The Champions League Round of 16 draw|
Embarrassing. It has to be the first word that comes to the mind of any Arsenal fan or player after the Gunners' poor showing against Milan.
Impressive. The only word that can describe Barcelona's run of dominance in Europe's most prestigious club competition. Winning 3-1 on the road against an opponent (Bayer Leverkusen) from one of the top 5 leagues proves the Catalans' pedigree.
Hope. APOEL and Benfica have it despite narrow losses away from home. The Cypriot side is down just 1-0 to perennial French powerhouse, Lyon, heading back to Nicosia. The Portuguese leaders may be in the driver's seat despite a narrow 3-2 loss to Zenit in St. Petersburg. With two away goals in their pocket, much will be expected of the Eagles when the teams face off in Lisbon on March 6.
Looking ahead, there are 4 games on tap this week: CSKA Moscow hosting Real Madrid and Chelsea at Napoli on Tuesday; Basel at home against Bayern Munich and Inter travelling to Marseille on Wednesday.