The competition, starring the top clubs from all the big European leagues, is gearing up for its first matchday since the last games in the group stages in early December.
This evening, the blockbuster fixture comes at Old Trafford with Manchester United hosting Paris Saint-Germain and there’s another English club involved on Wednesday night, when Tottenham Hotspur host Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium.
Tonight’s other round-of-16 first leg match sees Italian giants Roma play host to 2004 Champions League champions Porto. Meanwhile, on the same evening that Spurs go head-to-head with the current Bundesliga leaders, famous Dutch club Ajax welcome reigning champions Real Madrid to Amsterdam.
In the hours before the first UCL fixtures in two months, unsurprisingly, excitement has been high and widespread on Twitter, check out a selection of the best gleeful Tweets below…
After 2months wait, the Champions League #UCL is finally Back??
I forsee Mbappe being a thorn in the flesh of Man Utd defenders tonight?
Your Predictions? pic.twitter.com/L0yo2KrcxR
— CLINTON ? (@Clinton_Vice_B) February 12, 2019
— Joshua Sampson (@jsampsonsports) February 12, 2019
— Taha Saeed (@realTahaSaeed) February 12, 2019
— Ben (@Ben5errano) February 12, 2019
— Aᴅɴᴀʏɪs Rɪʟʟᴀ ? (@SiyandaZuma) February 12, 2019
This competition though ?
— The plug ? (@simply_Vuyo) February 12, 2019