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UCL Round of 16 Draw: Bayern v Arsenal, PSG v Barcelona

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Champions League round of 16 draw: Bayern v Arsenal, Paris v Barcelona

Zurich, Switzerland – Champions league round of 16 is finally set with several repeats from such as Bayern Munich facing Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain taking on Barcelona and holders Real Madrid facing Napoli.

Here’s the full draw:

Sevilla v Leicester

PSG v Barcelona

Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid

Porto v Juventus

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Benfica v Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid v Napoli

Manchester City v Monaco

The first legs will be played on February 14-15 and 21-22. The second legs will be played on March 7-18 and 14-15.

Patrick Kluivert, PSG’s sporting director, reacts to being drawn against Barcelona: “In this group, you knew the possibility was there to draw one of the biggest clubs in the world. We have played Barcelona two times, we know it is going to be a big match. We know everything about Barcelona, everybody does, but we have to face it. But Barcelona has to watch out for us.”

Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain has reacted to his club’s draw against Monaco. “I think they are playing the best football in France now,” he says. “All the respect for what they are doing in the league. They have young players and a lot of talent.”

Arsenal have not progressed beyond the last 16 since 2009-10 when they defeated Porto, but lost to Barcelona in the quarter-finals. Since then they have lost six times in succession at this stage, twice to Bayern, twice to Barcelona, and also to Milan in 2012 and Monaco in 2015.

Leicester’s first taste of European Cup knockout football sees them meet the Europa League holders Sevilla, a side now managed by Jorge Sampaoli and currently sitting in third place in La Liga.

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