I must say, I kind of agree with Mourinho. Despite the dumpster fire that is the Manchester United season, it isn't really that inconceivable that players of Van Persie's and Rooney's quality would overcome a 2-0 deficit at home. Either way, whoever emerges from this matchup will be the cupcake of the quarterfinals.
In other news...
Pick the best fruits & vegetables, win a PlayStation 4 | SB Nation
Fill out the alternative bracket and enter to win a prize in this competition sponsored by SBN/VOX. There are three PS4s, three Xbox Ones, and an iPad up for grabs so WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??
Jesé tears ACL, out for six months | Managing Madrid
Unfortunate. Especially poorly timed with a Clasico coming up this weekend.
Officially official: AVB to take over at Zenit | SB Nation
Like a pop-up dummy, you just can't keep him down. You know if you just sat out for a bit, you'd not only collect your fat severance paychecks, but also stop let your reputation rebuild for a minute. Though maybe the HULK will provide the winning combination once again.
Star Wars Ep. 7 to take place 30 years after RotJ | The Verge
A newer hope! Though I kind of wish they'd just make a Thrawn movie.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
19.45: Champions League, Round of 16 second leg: Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit St. Petersburg (4-2 agg.)
19.45: Champions League, Round of 16 second leg: Manchester United vs, Olympiakos (0-2 agg.)