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Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk is the Champions League tie you should all be watching

Roma meet Shakhtar Donetsk in an enticing Champions League round of 16 tie

Can’t put yourself through another 90 minutes of watching Man United?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Shun United’s Champions League tie with Sevilla in favour for Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk. You won’t regret it.

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An absolute cathedral of football

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An absolute cathedral of football

You’ll get to see the next Arsenal/Everton/Chelsea manager in action

Paulo Fonseca has been a revelation since leaving Portugal for the first time in his playing and managerial career to join Shakhtar in 2016.

He won the treble in his first season, picking up Ukraine’s Best Coach in the process, and has taken Shakhtar to the top of the current Ukrainian Premier League with a healthy gap.

So when the #WengerOut campaign gets too much for Arsene to handle don’t be surprised to see Paulo rock up at the Emirates.

Ready for his first appearance on Arsenal Fan TV

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Ready for his first appearance on Arsenal Fan TV

Last of the Brazilians

Shakhtar have a proud history when it comes to Brazilians, with Douglas Costa, Willian and Fernandinho all turning out for the club.

The latest batch aren’t too bad either, although how long they stay at the club remains to be seen.

As outlined by ESPN, the Ukrainian civil war is understandably making Shakhtar less of a viable destination for Brazilians.

When the current lot jump ship we might not see any more Brazilians at Shakhtar for a while.

About to flip-flap Hector Bellerin into next week

About to flip-flap Hector Bellerin into next week

Roma’s social media

Like football? Like rap? Like graphics which are completely pointless but visually pleasing?

Well get yourself over to Roma’s English Twitter feed.

It’s a simple but effective formulae.

The new Hakan Sukur/Turkish Paulo Dybala/Any other nickname you can think of having only watched him on YouTube

He’s left footed, hence the Dybala references. He’s Turkish, hence the Hakan Sukur references.

But Roma’s Cengiz Under is paving his own lane in European football, having scored six goals in his last seven games.

The 20-year-old, who scored in the first-leg, will be held as the picture boy for director of football/fortune teller Monchi’s Roma reign if he can continue his form.

If he’s put that in then we may as well give him the Ballon d’Or now

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If he’s put that in then we may as well give him the Ballon d’Or now

Pep Guardiola’s latest project

What do you get for the person that has everything already? Fred.

Shakhtar’s Brazilian midfielder is being heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions in waiting Man City after catching the eye of Pep Guardiola during the group stages.

Think Fernandinho with added set-piece wizardry.