No Liverpool? No Juventus? No problem! February 16/March 10: Olympique Lyonnais - Real Madrid AC Milan - Manchester United February 17/March 9: FC Porto - Arsenal Bayern Munich - Fiorentina February 23/March 17: Stuttgart - Barcelona Olympiacos - Bordeaux February 24/March 16: Inter - Chelsea CSKA Moscow - Sevilla Some terrific match-ups, highlighted of course by José Mourinho returning to London to lead Internazionale in what will be an inevitable humbling of Chelsea. It really is too bad that Fiorentina had to go and win their group, because a match-up with Arsenal would have rounded-out nicely the EPL-Serie A 3-on-3 Challenge that UEFA always seems so hot for. My first blush picks, keeping in mind that I am on an insane hot-streak since predicting the second power-outage at HDC during the Western Conference Final: Real Madrid in a surprising squeaker over Lyon, advancing on away goals. 3-3 ManU crushes Milan. 5-1 Arsenal over Porto. 4-2 Fiorentina continues their wonder-run, advancing past Munich. 3-2 Barca over Stuttgart. 4-0 Bordeaux summons up that legendary French fighting spirit and downs Olympiacos on away goals. 2-2 Inter leaves a smoldering f'ing crater where Stamford Bridge used to be (if I keep saying Inter's going to beat Chelsea, I might just convince myself by match day that they will). 4-3 CSKA's Rick Steves Strategy (you know, Europe through the back door) fails against Sevilla. 3-2 Take it to the European Central Bank, which is located near the corner of Olentangy and High, in a dumpster behind the Giant Eagle.