Monday, 14 December 2015

Arsenal handed nightmare Barcelona draw in last 16 of Champions League as Chelsea take on PSG

Arsenal’s prize for completing the great escape is a daunting Champions League last-16 clash against Barcelona - the first time the sides have met since 2011.


Gent vs Wolfsburg
Roma vs Real Madrid
Paris Saint Germain vs Chelsea
Arsenal vs BarcelonaJuventus vs Bayern Munich
PSV Eindhoven vs Atletic Madrid
Benfica vs Zenit
Dynamo Kiev vs Manchester City

The Gunners won their final two group games with Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos to squeeze out of Group F but now play Luis Enrique’s Barca on week commencing February 14 for the first leg. The second leg will be played three weeks later.

Jose Mourinho could not have wished for a worse possible draw after Chelsea were again paired with Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG knocked the Premier League champions out of the competition at this stage last season and were the stiffest possible competition Chelsea could have met.

Manchester City topped their group for the first time ever thanks to a sensational comeback against Borussia Monchengladbach and were paired with Dynamo Kiev during Monday's draw in Nyon.

Apart from Gent, that provided a favourable draw for Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester City supporters will not be able to attend the away leg in Ukraine with Dynamo Kiev serving a stadium ban.

The first leg ties will be played on February 16/17 and 23/24 with the return fixtures taking place on March 8/9 and 15/16