Real Madrid are hoping to get a manageable team in today's UEFA Champions League's Round of 16 draw. PSV, Benfica, Juventus, Roma, Arsenal, Dynamo Kiev or Gent are the teams who could face Real in the next round of the European competition.
All things considered, Juventus and Arsenal are definitely the two sides Real Madrid should be looking to avoid. Juventus already managed to knock Madrid out of the competition last year while Arsenal are in good form at the moment. Sides like Benfica or Roma could also be dangerous but Benítez and his men should be good enough to take them down, while PSV, Kiev and Gent would most likely be the teams Benítez wants to face.
Still, Real Madrid will need to improve their performances before the Round of 16 begins. Los Blancos lost at Villarreal yesterday and the race for La Liga is now more difficult, so the players could now have to focus a bit more in the Champions League.
Time: 12:00 CET, 06:00 EST.
Group winners: Real Madrid (ESP), Wolfsburg (GER), Atlético Madrid (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Barcelona (ESP, holders), Bayern München (GER), Chelsea (ENG), Zenit (RUS).
Group runners-up: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Benfica (POR), Juventus (ITA), Roma (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Gent (BEL) (Remember Real Madrid cannot face PSG in this round).
Live stream: Visit UEFA.com for free live streaming of the whole draw.