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Last-16 draw kicks off real Champions League race

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

GENEVA (AP) — Defending European champion Madrid was perhaps most impressive in the group stage with a perfect record, contributing six of the club’s current Spanish record streak of 20 straight wins.

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‘Big 4′ will be hard to topple in Champions League

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores the team's first goal from a penalty during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With nine different winners in the last 11 years, no one could ever accuse the Champions League of being predictable.

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