In the rehearsal of the draw for the Champions League last 16, English clubs Arsenal and Manchester United were paired with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, respectively. There was a sense of disappointment that such a mouth-watering draw had cropped up in the rehearsal rather than the real thing.
Fortunately, fate was determined that these sides would meet, and when it came to the draw proper, the very same names were put together. Arsenal will face Bayern Munich for real, with the first leg taking place in London on February 19th.
Over the next few slides we take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the German giants.