Champions League: Juicy storylines, matchups headline round of 16

Monday December 16th, 2013
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, left, and Bayern's Philipp Lahm will do battle in the Champions League round of 16 for a second straight year after Monday's draw.
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This Arsenal, if it can retain a level of freshness, is better than last season, but then so too, arguably, is Bayern, finding new patterns under Pep Guardiola. It will not help Arsenal that the away leg comes in a two-week spell in which it will also go to Tottenham and Chelsea and host Manchester City in the Premier League.

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