Aston Villa won't be playing in the Champions League any time soon, but that doesn't mean we can't still talk about it! Quite a few good games today; the biggest is likely AC Milan-Barcelona, but quite frankly I'm not especially interested in that one. Milan bores me to tears and as incredible as Barcelona are, I've gotten just a bit tired of watching them to be frank. If I want to be able to actually enjoy the latter stages, I'm going to need to limit my exposure.
The game I'm most excited for is Borussia Dortmund-Arsenal. If you haven't watched Dortmund, do yourself a favor. They are amazingly fun and everything to love about German football all rolled into one. Plus they have a guy named Götze. What's not to like. It will also be interesting to see whether Arsenal are any closer to getting the ship righted; frankly, I'm expecting Dortmund to win this one in fairly comfortable fashion, but the Gunners clearly have enough talent to prevent that from happening. It's just a matter of whether they can actually not play horribly.
Also games worth watching: FC Porto-Shakhtar Donetsk (this might be the most entertaining of all of them, honestly) and Olympiakos-Marseille (if you want to watch Jean Makoun be awesome and weep.) But you can talk about any and all of them below; if you have actual insight on APOEL F.C. (that cannot be gleaned from their Wikipedia page) I will be duly impressed.
For live coverage of today's Champions League games, head on over to SB Nation Soccer.