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Arsenal draws Bayern Munich again to headline Champions League round of 16

Arsenal drew Bayern Munich in the first knockout round for a third time in five seasons, while Barcelona drew PSG to headline the Champions League round of 16.

Arsenal's reward for winning its Champions League group was being paired with Bayern Munich, while Barcelona drew Paris Saint-Germain in Monday's last-16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

Arsenal and Bayern have played each other in the Champions League in 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2015-2016, with Bayern ousting Arsenal from the competition in the former two. Bayern slipping behind Atletico Madrid in their group made it possible for them to be matched again. That headlines the final eight pairings, along with another familiar fixture, PSG and Barcelona. The Spanish champion ousted PSG in the quarterfinals in 2013 and then did so again in 2015 en route to the title. They were also in the same group in 2014-15 before meeting again in the knockout round.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund will meet Benfica, while Leicester City will aim to keep its dream run going against Jorge Sampaoli's Sevilla.

Defending champion Real Madrid will look to keep its quest for a repeat going against Serie A contender Napoli, which features former Real players Raul Albiol and Jose Callejon.

Champions League: Dortmund draws Real Madrid to win group; Porto, Sevilla through

Here is the full Champions League draw for the last 16, which kicks off February 14 and 15. The group winners are listed first: 

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich

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Napoli vs. Real Madrid

Barcelona vs. PSG

Atletico Madrid vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Monaco vs. Manchester City

Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica

Leicester City vs. Sevilla

Juventus vs. Porto

The final will be in Cardiff, Wales, on June 3, 2017.