Ideal Champions League Round of 16 Matchups

This Monday brings the draw for the Champions League Round of 16.

With the group stages concluded, the pace of Europe’s premier competition speeds up, somewhat, as the knock-out stages arrive.

The perfect draw contains the right blend of marquee fixtures and closely matched games, while preserving enough major ties for the latter stages.

It’s no fun arriving at the semi-finals with two seemingly predictable games, for example.

Therefore, with all permutations considered, here’s a look at some exciting potential matchups for the Champions League Round of 16.