Arsenal to face Barcelona in UCL last 16, Chelsea get PSG, Man City land plum tie

first_img1 Barcelona Arsenal will face holders Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League.The Gunners have been handed the toughest draw of England’s teams, with Chelsea up against Paris Saint-German for the third year running while Manchester City will play Dynamo Kiev.It’s disappointing news for City fans as the game will be played behind closed doors with Dynamo currently serving a stadium ban.The first legs of the ties, which were drawn at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Monday, will take place on February 16/17 or 23/23 with the return matches on March 8/9 or 15/16.The Gunners, who reached the last-16 with a memorable victory at Olympiakos in their final group game, were always in for a tough task as they knew they could have faced Barca or ten-times winners Real Madrid.Chelsea face PSG in the knockout stages for the third season in succession and will hope to gain some revenge after losing to them in March.City will be pleased to have avoided the dangerous PSG as they bid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time, but their fans may be frustrated about the Kiev situation.The Ukrainian club were ordered to play two games behind closed doors last month as punishment for offences that included racial abuse of players by supporters during their group game against Chelsea.Elsewhere, Bayern Munich were handed a tough-looking draw against last season’s runners-up Juventus, while Real Madrid will also face Italian opposition in Roma.Full Champions League draw:Gent v WolfsburgRoma v Real MadridParis St Germain v ChelseaArsenal v BarcelonaJuventus v Bayern MunichPSV Eindhoven v Atletico MadridBenfica v Zenit St PetersburgDynamo Kiev v Manchester Citylast_img

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