UCL last 16 full draw: Arsenal-Barcelona, Chelsea-PSG headlines

0 Comments

The draw for the UEFA Champions League last 16 was made on Monday as some monster clashes were set up in the first knockout round.

After miraculously making the UCL last 16 after a group stage miracle, Arsenal will face holders Barcelona as their curse of drawing big teams in the last 16 continues.

That’s what happens when you keep finishing second in your group, Arsene…

[ MORE: Champions League schedule

Chelsea also got a tough draw, picking out French champions Paris Saint-Germain who were the toughest team in the unseeded pot.

Despite their Premier League woes Jose Mourinho’s side won their UCL group but will now face PSG for the third-straight season in the knockout rounds, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co. knocked Chelsea out at this stage last season.

The final PL side in the last 16 is Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini will be happy they drew Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev.

City won their UCL group for the first time to set up a favorable route in the knockout rounds but there is one caveat: they’ll play the away game in an empty stadium in Kiev after Dynamo’s fans were sanctioned by UEFA following incidents of racism in their group stage match against Chelsea.

Elsewhere, 2014-15 runners up Juventus face German champs Bayern Munich in a humdinger, Real Madrid square off against Roma in a battle of the Spanish and Italian capital clubs, Benfica and Zenit meet, PSV will face Atletico Madrid and one of Gent or Wolfsburg will be in the last eight.

First legs will be played on Feb. 16/17 and 23/24 and the second legs will take place on Mar. 8/9 and 15/16.

UCL last 16 full draw

Arsenal vs. Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea

Dynamo Kiev vs. Manchester City

Gent vs. Wolfsburg

PSV Eindhoven vs. Atletico Madrid

Roma vs. Real Madrid

Juventus vs. Bayern Munich

Benfica vs. Zenit St Petersburg