Arsenal to clash with Barcelona in Champions League knockout stage

The draw was carried out at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The games will be played between February 16 and March 16 next year.

UEFA Champions League draw last 16
UEFA Champions League draw last 16 UEFA

The highlight of the round of 16 line up will be the encounter between Arsenal and Barcelona.

The Gunners haven’t reached the quarter-finals since 2010 and they will have to face the reigning European champions in the beginning of 2016.

Barcelona playing Arsenal is a repeat of the 2006 final, which the Spanish champions won 2-1 thanks to two late goals in Paris.

Premier League rivals and 2012 winners Chelsea will also face some difficulty as they are to play against French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Another clash of titans involves last year's finalists Juventus and Bayern Munich as they are to square off.

Meanwhile Manchester City is rewarded as they will face Dynamo Kiev when they’ll try to reach the last-eight.

And record 10-time winners Real Madrid matched up against Roma.

First legs are scheduled to take place on 16-17 and 23-24 February with the return matches on 8th and 9th and 15th and 16th of March.

The winners of each group, including Chelsea and Manchester City, are at home in the second legs, while Arsenal will host their first leg.

Here’s the full draw:

Gent v Wolfsburg

Roma v Real Madrid

Paris St-Germain v Chelsea

Arsenal v Barcelona

Juventus v Bayern Munich

PSV Eindhoven v Atletico Madrid

Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg

Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City

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