All first leg ties from the Champions League Round of 16 will be completed on Wednesday night with Manchester United in France to face Olympique de Marseille and Inter Milan and Bayern Munich resuming battle in a repeat of last season’s final.
Chelsea recorded a comfortable 2-0 win in Denmark while Real Madrid surrendered a late goal in France as both of Tuesday night’s Champions League Round of 16 ties failed to sparkle writes Back Page Football contributor Ger McCarthy.
We’re down to the final two in our Top 50, and in second spot is one of the most decorated and reliable players in world football. BPF editor Neil Sherwin looks at Xavi Hernandez who in 2010 added the World Cup and another La Liga medal to his impressive array of honours.
Chelsea travel to FC Copenhagen with new signing Fernando Torres likely to feature prominently while on the same evening former manager Jose Mourinho leads his Real Madrid side into battle against Lyon as the knock-out phase of the Champions League continues apace writes BackPageFootball contributor Ger McCarthy.
Number three in our list of the Top 50 Players in the World is treble a winning midfielder, who only added a World Cup final to his list of 2010 accomplishments last summer. Our Italian blogger Richard Chambers tells us about the phenomenal year had by Wesley Sneijder.