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Champions League campaign under way, Nistelrooy recovers from Achilles injury

The European Champions League campaign gets back under way next Tuesday-Wednesday, with the first leg of the home-and-away Round of 16. ESPN's game of the week should be hot: AC Milan at Manchester United, live on ESPN2, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1:30pm, with Man U hoping to have Dutch star Ruud Van Nistelrooy back from an Achilles injury for the first time in three months. Other highlights include Chelsea at Barcelona, a clash between the English and Spanish league leaders, respectively; plus Italian league leader Juventus hosting a resurgent Real Madrid, who – since getting a new coach over the Christmas break – are unbeaten in La Liga, and making up ground on league leaders Barcelona. Return matches will be March 8-9; see the full schedule at "Soccer Watch Online."

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