UEFA Champions League Rankings: Rating the Teams Left in the Round of 16

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UEFA Champions League Rankings: Rating the Teams Left in the Round of 16
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The Most Beautiful Prize in Club Football

With deja vu aplenty in the last 16, the UEFA Champions League is back with a plethora of mouth-watering ties.

Arsenal take on Barcelona; Real Madrid face old enemy Lyon; Tottenham Hotspur go back to the San Siro for AC Milan; and Inter encounter Bayern Munich in a two-leg repeat of the 2010 Champions League Final.

At this stage of the competition, the intensity really heats up as the contenders for club football's most prestigious trophy put the league to one side for a moment in their quest for European glory.

There are of course still some teams left in the last 16 that just don't have a hope of making the quarterfinals, let alone winning the thing.

But there are quite a few others in with a chance. All the big giants in world football, the usual contenders, will be up there again, along with a revived Tottenham Hotspur. 

Every team at this stage has already earned €3 million (£2.5 million) in prize money. Each club that makes it through to the quarters will receive an extra €3.3 million (£2.8 million).

The lucky team that wins the whole thing, from this stage until lifting the trophy, will stand to make €19.5 million (£16.4 million) in prize money, with €9 million awarded to the winner. Add that to the ticket sales, merchandise sales, TV revenue, increased sponsorship money, etc, and suddenly winning the Champions League becomes all the more important.

Especially with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules coming into effect soon enough, all the clubs left will be looking to make as much money from this tournament as they possibly can.

So, who has the best chance of winning? AC Milan? Barcelona? Chelsea? Real Madrid? Manchester United? FC Copenhagen?! Read on to find out.     

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