A matchup between Manchester City and Barcelona headlines the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw, which was announced on Monday.
A matchup between Manchester City and Barcelona headlines the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw, which was announced on Monday.
It is a repeat pairing from last season, when Barcelona advanced 4-1 on aggregate against Manchester City.
Real Madrid, the only team to win all six of its group stage matches, will face Schalke in the Round of 16. Real Madrid is looking to become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles since AC Milan won in 1989 and 1990.
Atletico Madrid, last season's runner-up, is matched up with Bayer Leverkusen.
Two-time defending Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich drew Shakhtar Donetsk. Bayern midfielder Philipp Lahm said the team will not overlook its Ukraine-based oppoenent.
"Donetsk are dangerous opposition, but nevertheless we have to reach the next round. The minimum goal for FC Bayern München always has to be the quarter-finals."
The complete match schedule is below:
First leg dates
Feb 17: PSG vs. Chelsea; Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Bayern Munich
Feb. 18: Schalke vs. Real Madrid; Basel vs. Porto
Feb. 24: Manchester City vs. Barcelona; Juventus vs. Borussia Dortmund
Feb. 25: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Atletico Madrid; Arsenal vs. Monaco
Second leg dates
March 10: Real Madrid vs. Schalke; Porto vs. Basel
March 11: Chelsea vs. PSG; Bayern Munich vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
March 17: Atletico Madrid vs. Bayer Leverkusen; Monaco vs. Arsenal
March 18: Barcelona vs. Manchester City; Borussia Dortmund vs. Juventus
- Paul Palladino