Rossella Marrai-Ricco has been working in the football media industry for six seasons, covering predominantly Italian and South African football. She has interviewed some of the biggest names in football. Her work can be found in Soccer Laduma's (South Africa) weekly newspaper, Soccer360 or Football Italia.
Italian team's nightmare as Roma meet Real Madrid, liverpool-Inter and Arsenal take on Milan.
Serie A teams have been dealt an evil hand as all three teams landed up against tough oppositions for the round of the last 16 in the Champions League.
Roma where hoping for an easier opposition in the shape of Porto or Sevilla but landed up with Schuster's Real Madrid. The galactico's are in great form and will go into the game feeling confident however Spalletti's men will be no push overs.
Last year's finalist, Liverpool, have once again found themselves up against a Milanese team as they take on the Italian Champions Inter in what will be one the most exciting games of the knockout round.
Milan have it tough too as their aged squad will have to deal with sparkiness of Arsene Wenger's young boys. this encounter will prove if experience can out class the youth or will it be the other way round?
The other games:
Roma- Real Madrid Celtic-Barcellona Lione-Manchester United Schalke 04-Porto Liverpool-Inter Arsenal-Milan Olympiacos-Chelsea Fenerbahce-Sevilla