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    New Delhi: Three British clubs are in action on Tuesday as the UEFA Champions League rolls into the last 16 stage.

    Celtic play host to AC Milan while Arsenal visit PSV Eindhoven with Manchester United visiting Lille, the team that contributed to their downfall last season.

    On paper, Lille look to be the weakest of the teams to make it through from the group stage, but Manchester United will take nothing for granted having lost to them last season.

    The French side are without suspended striker Kader Keita and will once again rely on Peter Odemwingie, who has had more shots on target in this season's competition than anyone except Kaka of Milan.

    "On a good night we can beat anyone, Manchester United or any other team. We are focussed on our play," Lille captain Gregory Tafforeau says.

    Last season's loss still rankles Manchester United, so it will be a welcome relief to have Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand back in the team.

    "I think when you look in this area you see an industry of hard working people, you see the mines and it tells you that you're playing against a team with a hard working ethic and I think that's what you see with Lille, organised aggressive, quick, and very hard working. And I think they have improved," Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says.

    Henrik Larsson returns to Champions League action after helping Barca beat Arsenal in last year's final, while Wayne Rooney will be looking for his first strike in this competition since September 2004.

    In the other match Bayern Munich face Real Madrid in what promises to be a humdinger.

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