The game the world is waiting for is almost upon us. Manchester United travel to Madrid to take on Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday in the most eagerly anticipated clash in the Last 16 of the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo will take on his former club for the first time. Alex Ferguson will pit his wits against Jose Mourinho and two of the biggest clubs in the world will take each other on in a “Clash of the Titans” in which one of these massive clubs will exit the Champions League at the Round of 16.
Both sides have had contrasting domestic league seasons. Manchester United have one hand back on the Premier League trophy, where the only hand Real have on the title is the one giving it back to Barcelona.
Real were in goal scoring form last weekend, putting 4 past Sevilla with Ronaldo scoring a hat trick, and will hope to take that into the first leg tomorrow night. United have been leaky at the back this season but have noticeably tightened up in recent weeks with Nemanja Vidic getting a good run to get back up to match fitness.
The European Cup is the trophy that defines both these great clubs. They both have a rich history in the competition and were both among its early winners. One of them will be out of the tournament when the final whistle blows in Old Trafford on March 5.
The wait is almost over.