Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea were drawn on Monday against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City will tackle Barcelona in two blockbuster Champions League last-16 ties. Holders Real Madrid were given a palatable pairing against German side Schalke 04, and last year’s beaten finalists Atletico Madrid come up against Bayer Leverkusen. Arsenal, finalists in 2006, face Monaco, Italian champions Juventus will have to overcome Borussia Dortmund, and German giants Bayern Munich, who beat Borussia in the 2013 final, play Shakhtar Donetsk.
Every tie in that draw is the same, it’s fantastic, so we’re looking forward to it.
Manchester City director of football and former Barcelona player Txiki Begiristain speaking to Sky Sports News
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will face his old club AS Monaco in a competitive match for the first time while five-time winners Bayern Munich take on Shakhtar Donetsk. Juventus will play Borussia Dortmund in a repeat of the 1997 final while FC Basel’s Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa will seek to eliminate Portuguese side Porto. The first legs will be played on Feb.17/18 and Feb. 24/25 with the second legs being played on March 10/11 and March 17/18 next year. The final is in Berlin on June 6.