Date: 20th December 2012 at 4:51pm
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Well that was a bit of a choker wasn`t it!

There were we thinking that finishing top of your group should lead to an easier knockout tie and we get landed with a club that has as much ambition of winning the trophy as we do – Real Madrid.

It surely must be the tie of the round but should we be fearful of Jose Mourinho and his side?

Probably not!

Real are struggling at the moment and are off the pace in La Liga and there are also suggestions that all is not well between Mourinho and his players.

The tie, also, gives us a chance to be reacquainted with Ronaldo. Here`s hoping our defence can cope with the player Mourinho touts as being better than Lionel Messi.

Definitely the tie of the round and one which, I believe, we can get through, bring it on!