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Arsenal Get Bayern In Champions League Last 16 As Man City Face Monaco And Leicester Land Sevilla

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The draw for the last 16 (knockout round)  in the Champions League has been announced on Monday.

arsenal-celebrate-with-lucas-perezArsene Wenger’s Arsenal have been handed a high-octane clash with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and on the other side Guardiola’s Manchester City will lock horns with Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.

man-cityQuite a deja vu moment for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal had faced Bayern Munich in their last-16 clashes in both 2013 and 2014. The Gunners had ended up on the losing side on both the occasions. They had also faced the German giants in last year’s group stage.

leicester-cityThis year’s dark horses Leicester City will face defending Europa League champions Sevilla – and this will be the first ever meeting between both the sides.

real-madrid-ronaldoHolders Real Madrid would be happy as they face Serie A side Napoli, while Barcelona are up for a tricky challenge as they will face Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

raphael-agaist-juventusAllegri’s Juventus will face Porto and Benfica have been drawn against Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid have impressed so far and will next face Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

Group winners will first play the away fixture in the round-of-16  group winners will be away in the on February 14/15 and February 21/22 and will play at home in the reverse fixtures on March 7/8 and March 14/15.

arsenal-efl-cupArsenal finished as the group winners and avoided facing Barcelona in the last-16.

However their advantage of finishing top in the group couldn’t have been much worse.

arsenal-bayern-8Arsenal’s general secretary David Miles said: “We thought it might happen, we’ve played them five or six times in the last three years.”

“We’ve now qualified for the knockout stage for the 14th successive season, that’s testament to Arsene and the squad over that period.”

“The fans will think we’ve got the rough end of the draw again but at some stage the tide’s got to turn so why not this time?”

“Hopefully we can get some of our injured players back and the home game in the second leg will be vital for us,” said Miles. “We’re going to be upbeat and positive.”

barcelona-celebrateLast 16 draw in full

Manchester City vs Monaco

Real Madrid vs Napoli

Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal

Porto vs Juventus

Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona

Sevilla vs Leicester

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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