Chelsea will go up against Paris Saint-Germain for the third straight season in the Champions League knockout stage. Arsenal will take on Barcelona and Manchester City will battle Dynamo Kiev.
The draw for the Round of 16 took place on Monday in Nyon. Two of the English sides got tough opponents right off the bat as Arsenal takes on reigning champions Barcelona, while Chelsea will go up against a strong PSG side that has been manhandling teams in Ligue 1 this season. Manchester City will play Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev, and the game in Kiev will be played behind closed doors for disciplinary reasons.
Last year’s runners-up Juventus will play against bayern Munich. In all, only two teams in the draw have never faced each other before, and that’s German side Wolfsburg and Belgian club Gent. Here’s the full draw and the schedule.
February 16 & March 9
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Chelsea (ENG)
Benfica (POR) v Zenit (RUS)
February 17 & March 8
Gent (BEL) v Wolfsburg (GER)
Roma (ITA) v Real Madrid (ESP)
February 23 & March 16
Arsenal (ENG) v Barcelona (ESP)
Juventus (ITA) v Bayern München (GER)
February 14 & March 15
PSV Eindhoven (NED) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) v Manchester City (ENG)