Welcome to the round-up of first round of matches for the knock-out phase of the Champions league. The long European nights are back as drama unfolds across various stadiums in Europe. Four matches were played across the continents, as teams push forward to book their place in the quarter-finals. Here are the insights into the matches gone by. Bayer Leverkusen lost to Barcelona, even before it kicked off Bayer Leverkusen 1  – 3 Barcelona When the draw for the round of 16 put together Bayer Leverkusen and Barcelona, football lovers were excited. It might not have been the most high-profile match up of the round neither was it the most closely matched tie. Barcelona were the over-whelming favorites, as they are against most, if not all, teams in Europe. Having said that, it was expected to be a good footballing match between two good footballing teams. Leverkusen might be struggling in the domestic league as they have failed to maintain […]

On Tuesday night, Arsenal and Chelsea have a chance to nearly seal their qualification to the round of 16, while Barcelona and AC Milan look to battle it out for the top spot and Shakhtar and Borussia Dortmund aim to climb the table in contention for second spot. Here's a preview of the match-ups of the teams in Groups E,F,G and H.