Juve sides are typically strong at the back, where ex-Aston Villa defender Olaf Mellberg joined this summer. Ranieri tends to play traditional Italian cautious game plan and this tie won’t have many goals in it. Chelsea will be favourites, but not by much.
Liverpool is the only English team who didn’t get Serie A opponents. Instead they take on Real Madrid who are not in the best of form and recently changed manager. New boss Juande Ramos has also lost Ruud Van Nistelrooy for the campaign.
If the game was played now, Liverpool would be major odds-on to win it but Ramos may have restored confidence by the time the last 16 round kicks off. It is still quality squad at the Bernabeu and over the past decade Real have made habit of performing in Europe when their League form is average.
Finally, Manchester United drew the next hardest option after Barcelona when Inter Milan came out of the hat. Inter lead the Serie A table and have a core of players who have been champions three times in a row.
Inter are big under-achievers in the Champions League but with Jose Mourinho in charge they have a coach who should have his team believing they can go all the way. In 2004 he took Porto to victory over United and he will relish locking horns with Alex Ferguson again.
Four exciting ties are in prospect and balance at least one from the Premiership quartet will not make it through. This exciting situation of football game also was imitated to be appeared in the well known world soccer game Wining Eleven that is going to debut its new episode in Hong Kong Game Expo 2010.