The UEFA Champions League draw for the Round of 16 of Europe's most prestigious club competition will take place this Friday. FC Barcelona have placed themselves in a strong position by winning their group. According to Champions League draw rules, they can only be drawn against non-Spanish teams who finished second in their respective groups.
While Barcelona are at a significant advantage for the upcoming draw, there are teams in the draw that they would rather avoid. Barcelona are also involved in a very close fight for the Spanish League, and they will certainly not want to expend their energy reserves which will undoubtedly be needed later in the season.
Here's a look at some potential matchups that they would not want to see when the draw takes place in Nyon on December 16th.