FOOTBALL – The full draw for the last 16 round of the Champions League is:
Paris SG v Chelsea
Shakhtar Donetsk v Bayern Munich
(1st/2nd legs: 17 Feb & 11 March).
Schalke v Real Madrid
Basel 1893 v FC Porto
(1st/2nd legs: 18 Feb & 10 March).
Manchester City v Barcelona
Juventus v Borussia Dortmund
(1st/2nd legs: 24 Feb & 18 March).
Bayer Leverkusen v Atlético Madrid
Arsenal v Monaco
1st/2nd legs: 25 Feb & 17 March).
* Quarter-finals: 14/15 & 21/22 April
*.Semi-finals: 5/6 May & 12/13 May
* Final (Berlin): 6 June.
MY ‘TONGUE IN CHEEK’ SPORTS ALMANAC FOR 2015
It would be extraordinary if these all came true!
ENGLAND’S cricketers thrash Australia five-nil in the Ashes series, winning every game by an innings and 100+ runs and they also win the World Cup.
England’s Rugby Union team lift the Six Nations championship and the World Cup, recording big victories over Australia and New Zealand in the latter.
Tony McCoy wins the NH jockey’s title for the 20th successive season and is the first jockey to ride 300 winners in a calendar year.
Chelsea become the first British team to win four major trophies in a season: Premiership, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League.
Bournemouth and Brentford gain promotion to the Premiership with ground capacities of 12,081 and 12,763 respectively.
For the first time since 1985 another club, other than Celtic and Rangers, win the SPL title.
Andy Murray reaches the final of every major tennis tournament he takes part in and wins three of them.
Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor scores 20 successive 180 throws in competition darts… and wins three more titles. Chelsea smash the world transfer fee, signing unknown striker Defanie Grenakili Belebedon for £200m (€254m) from FC Petra Atletico (Angola), asking for the money go to children in starving countries in Africa.
Team GB cyclist Laura Trott wins 10 successive races on two wheels.
Chris Froome becomes the first Brit to win the Tour de France twice!
Ronnie Sullivan makes 20 consecutive breaks in first-class snooker while at the same time registers three more maximum scores of 147.
Rory McIroy wins three major golf tournaments and hits two hole-in-ones at the Open Championship at St Andrew’s.
A 100-1 shot triumphs in the Epsom Derby by 10 lengths – the biggest winning margin since Manna in 1925.