On Wednesday, two teams who arguably play the most attractive football in the world will face each other at the Emirates Stadium when Arsenal host Barcelona in the first-leg of the Champions League last-16 round.
It's a repeat of last season's quarter-finals of the competition, a tie which Barcelona cruised through with an aggregate score of 6-3. In retrospect, what will daunt Arsenal more is the goalless first-half at the Emirates than the 4-1 scoreline at the Nou Camp in the second-leg. It was in that first half that Barcelona played possibly some of their classiest football. How the half ended goalless is anyone's guess, but the manner in which Barca eased through Arsenal should be giving Arsene Wenger, Arsenal's manager, nightmares even now.
For a neutral, the game is the equivalent of what a music lover would consider the return of Led Zeppelin to be! Two teams, both of whom are steeped in the noble philosophy of nurturing the youth and playing the attractive brand of the game, come face-to-face. However, they are in different leagues as far as on-pitch recognitions are concerned.