The Champions League is back in play next week, with thoughts already turning toward just who will lift the famous trophy in Lisbon in May.
But which teams are best set up defensively to earn the crown?
Obviously we are usually drawn to discussing the attacking talents of the teams involved in the competition, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery all capable of winning matches for their teams in an instant. But what about the men behind them?
Here we take a look at the defences of the teams left in the Champions League and rank them from No. 16 to No. 1: