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Champions League last-16 draw revealed

Holders Real Madrid drawn with Schalke 04, Man City to face Barcelona while Chelsea will take on PSG in knockouts.

    The first legs will be played on February 17-18 [EPA]
    The first legs will be played on February 17-18 [EPA]

    European champions Real Madrid will face Schalke 04, Barcelona will play Manchester City and Chelsea will play Paris St Germain in three ties repeated from last season following the draw for the Champions league last-16 made on Monday.

    Real Madrid knocked Schalke out of the last-16 last season 9-2 on aggregate, Barcelona beat Manchester City 4-1 while Chelsea beat PSG on away goals in the quarter-finals.

    Last week Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he would welcome being drawn against PSG "because it will be easy for our fans to travel to Paris" - and he got his wish when Karl-Heinz Riedle drew the pair together.

    Riedle, who performed the draw in his role as ambassador for Berlin, the venue for this season's final on June 6 and who scored twice when his Borussia Dortmund team beat Juventus 3-1 in the 1997 final, also drew those two clubs together.

    Last season's beaten finalists Atletico Madrid face Bayer Leverkusen in another Spain-Germany match-up.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will face his old club AS Monaco in a competitive match for the first time while five-time winners Bayern Munich take on Shakhtar Donetsk.

    The first legs will be played on Feb.17/18 and Feb 24/25 with ther second legs being played on March 10/11 and March 17/18

    Draws:

    Paris St Germain (France) v Chelsea (England)

    Manchester City (England) v Barcelona (Spain)

    Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) v Atletico Madrid (Spain)

    Juventus (Italy) v Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

    Schalke 04 (Germany) v Real Madrid (Spain)

    Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) v Bayern Munich (Germany)

    Arsenal (England) v AS Monaco (France)

    FC Basel (Switzerland) v Porto (Portugal)

    SOURCE: Reuters


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