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It’s PSG v Chelsea and Man City v Barcelona In Champions League

For the second consecutive year, Manchester City have been drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League last 16. The Spanish giants eliminated Manuel Pellegrini’s team at this stage last season, winning 4-1 on aggregate.

 

Manchester City director of football and former Barcelona player Txiki Begiristain told Sky Sports News:

“Every tie in that draw is the same. It’s fantastic, so we’re looking forward to it.
“We have plenty of confidence with the way we qualified beating Bayern Munich at home and Roma away, so the players will be working hard to get fit and arrive in confidence for those games.
“We have improved our squad from last season and we have some real quality up front.”

In other round of 16 ties, Chelsea will play Paris St-Germain, Arsenal are up against Monaco,
Champions Real Madrid will face Schalke, with last season’s beaten finalists Atletico Madrid taking on Bayer Leverkusen. Bayern Munich play Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus face Borussia Dortmund and Basel are up against Porto.

The first legs are scheduled for 17, 18, 24 and 25 February, with the second legs on 10, 11, 17 and 18 March.

Arsenal versus Monaco means a return to the side that Arsene Wenger managed between 1987 and 1994 and who lie sixth in Ligue 1. Asked before the draw about the possibility of playing Monaco, Wenger said:

‘I’m not against it at all.
‘It would be a visit to my first home. Of course I would love to go there.’

Compared with the heavyweights that Arsenal have met at this stage of the competition the last four seasons, Gunner fans must be delighted at playing Monaco, who are one of the weaker group stage winners.

Chelsea v PSG is also a repeat of last season’s quarter-finals which the French side won 3-1 in Paris, only for Chelsea to win the second leg 2-0 at home to advance on away goals. PSG superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović missed the second leg through injury, a big blow that the French side could not overcome.

Chelsea secretary David Barnard said:

“PSG are known to us as we played them in the quarters last year and they’ve got David Luiz playing for them too.

“It’s a good draw logistically too for our supporters. Both sides have very different squads from last year, so if it was PSG or anyone else, it would’ve been the same situation.”

Champions League last-16 draw 1st leg
Paris St-Germain v Chelsea – Buy Champions League Tickets
Manchester City v Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets
Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
Juventus v Borussia DortmundBuy Champions League Tickets
Schalke v Real Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
Shakhtar Donetsk v Bayern Munich – Buy Champions League Tickets
Arsenal v Monaco – Buy Champions League Tickets
Basel v Porto – Buy Champions League Tickets

Champions League last-16 draw 2nd leg
Chelsea v Paris St-Germain – Buy Champions League Tickets
Barcelona v Manchester City – Buy Champions League Tickets
Atletico Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen – Buy Champions League Tickets
Borussia Dortmund v Juventus – Buy Champions League Tickets
Real Madrid v Schalke – Buy Champions League Tickets
Bayern Munich v Shakhtar Donetsk – Buy Champions League Tickets
Monaco v Arsenal – Buy Champions League Tickets
Porto v Basel – Buy Champions League Tickets

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  • BAYONLE April 9, 2009, 5:53 am

    BARCELONA VS ARSENAL FOR FINAL.

  • BAYONLE April 9, 2009, 5:56 am

    I DONT THINK MAN U CAN STILL QUALIFY BUT LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

  • rooney August 8, 2009, 7:02 am

    man u champions again,you wait maha,see the youth and our striking force go mad.man u v barca final…arsenal dont have a final in them unless its there youth in carling cup in there lucky.rooney player of the year/world

    • leonard March 24, 2010, 12:26 pm

      Rooynen, is the best strike in barclays…wait to see the best strikes when they meet best team in the world

  • Fernando August 19, 2009, 11:07 am

    There can be no cheating in Champions league. There must be
    transparency. Starting with the referees. Unspeakable
    was the performance of the Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai in Lisbon
    18Aug2009 giving the same disciplinary value to a aggression (yellow card), 2 fouls with a view to preventing gaming and goal (without punishment), and take the shirt off to celebrate a goal ( second yellow card). Unbelievable.
    Impaired? Sporting Club de Portugal.

  • nebeolisa March 22, 2010, 4:06 am

    wenger barca has all it takes to win the match,but if arsenal struggles hard they can make it.

  • zakari harouna barmou March 22, 2010, 8:16 pm

    barcelona is the king of football.

    • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:16 pm

      They have the talent in world of footbal to beat arsenal, most importantly I would them go all the way to the final and thrash man united. I want Barca to prove the world that they are the best team in the world and to man united.

  • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Barc has been and I will be best team for the next decade!

  • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:20 pm

    The is no other team that will stop barca from winning champions league

  • gunners March 25, 2010, 11:26 am

    arsenal will upset barca and prove all of you wrong…just wait and see

    • Alen April 20, 2010, 7:12 am

      spoke to soon there…

    • Rooney10_PAKI April 23, 2010, 1:14 pm

      u can’t beat man utd,how will u beat barca

  • Abdulah March 25, 2010, 5:55 pm

    Arsenal will have a tuff game against barcelona i know that we are going to win home but away will be really tuff but we will se what happens (inshallah)

  • Philip April 7, 2010, 2:40 am

    Messi is no doubt the best player in the world at the moment . Last night’s 4-1 win over Arsenal confirmed what we already knew. This time however, against Inter they stand no chance. Inter will reach the final!!

  • Red Devils April 7, 2010, 3:59 am

    Man United can win tonight match.. i know they can. GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!! miracles could happen

  • micheal April 7, 2010, 11:00 am

    it seems every body want to get to the top of this game but i tell u the only term dat has make it to d final is barca.

  • DiRrtyDog April 9, 2010, 1:57 pm

    The Champions League winner, will be either Inter Milan or Barcelona. It is sad that they already meet in the semi-finals, because a final on a neutral ground between those teams would be AMAZING. One of the best defensive teams against maybe the strongest offensive team in Europe, for the time being.

    I don’t think Lyon or Bayern will be capable of winning against either of those teams. The reason why I think they won’t be winning, is simply, that they haven’t been convincing enough.

    Bayern were lucky to beat Fiorentina by an offside goal and advance to the quarterfinals, and even though they impressed me by beating united with 2 amazing comebacks, there were still alot of holes in their defensive line. They wouldn’t stand a chance against Barca’s offensive (Messi, Pedro, Iniesta etc.) with that poor defensive play. And Inter would win 1-0 if they were to meet Bayern in the Finals.

    Lyon is a bit of a joker in my opinion, but I think they need that last bit, to be a threat against Barca or Inter (or even Bayern for that matter) I saw the second leg against Bordeaux, and they were seriously outplayed by them, and the only reason why they did advance, was because of outstanding goalkeeping. And I don’t think the goalkeeper will save them against barca, but against Inter, well maybe they’ll have a small chance (but really I don’t think that as a possibilty)

    Well that’s just my bet on the Chl Winners 2010 :) And I will eat all of those words again if I’m wrong. (and sorry for spelling or grammar problems, I’m not English)

    Have a nice Weekend

    • David Wilson April 9, 2010, 5:22 pm

      Totally agree with your comments. Bayern might be the weakest team to reach the CL semi-finals in years.

      As for Inter v Barca it promises to be a great series. Arsenal showed that you cannot give Barca time and space to make all their little passes. You have to be stronger and physical as Chelsea were last season, and that describes Inter.

  • jack April 13, 2010, 5:06 am

    well only to stop barca is not by defensive it just by attacking and push them in defense by that only you can win inter defending 90 minuts to barca is sure that you are loosing this game so just attack them. if u don’t conceed a goal in first half then there is almost a chance to win the game. so best of luck to inter milan.barca its time to good bye for champions league

  • russel April 13, 2010, 5:09 am

    totally agree jack

  • Solari April 13, 2010, 9:27 am

    Intermilan all the way and i know we are going to beat Barcelona and also win the champions league this year

    • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:36 am

      huuuuh……better think back brother…………………

  • Solari Danny Amamoo April 13, 2010, 9:29 am

    INTER INTERNATIONALE ALL THE WAY AND NO ONE STOP US UNTIL OUR BONES ARE ROTTEN

    • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:32 am

      bra……i believe that your thinking is completely wrong….imagine on how will those unskilled defenders tuckle the magision messi

  • gtyhyh April 15, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Barcelona have beaten Inter and will again. Barca for champs!!!!!

  • cot April 18, 2010, 7:48 am

    inter siap berenkbenk’z barca

  • sagni April 18, 2010, 10:53 am

    barca will win the champion not only win semi final inter. inter is nothing .but, barca for all.

  • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:26 am

    barcelona for sure…………i strongly recommend the team to over take inter as they are more strong than the opposite team…

  • angel of mathematics April 20, 2010, 2:28 am

    Todays match is going to be a disgrace to inter. The fact is barca is full of experience players. Inter fans forget about this season, next season shall be a nice one. Up Barca

  • Philip April 20, 2010, 3:48 am

    Barcelona will be lucky if they score tonight. Inter will not only beat them but they will totally outclass them at the San Siro! Forza Inter!!

  • cornelius April 20, 2010, 7:21 am

    i belief to beat inter is to take control of the mid-field and feed the attachers even from the wings to enable my messi do his finishing job perfectly. i see inter as a no threat to us at all, with lionel whom i always reffer to as cornel, victory over vinter is what we will deffinately do. LONG LIVE BARCA.

  • chebsolo April 20, 2010, 1:37 pm

    WINNERS AND WINNERS 4 EVA…. NOTHING WILL EVER STOP BARCELONA…. INTER, I LOVE YOU BUT BARCELONA IS BEST. THE WORLD CAN TESTIFY THAT…..

  • Gabriel Nungolo April 27, 2010, 2:47 pm

    Well it is strong game which myself i call it a final before the final…. But realy can not say who will win because before teams are performing well and with the advantage that Inter has already,,,,, realy is something else but let wait and see the ball will decid…

  • Karl April 27, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Messi could be the best at this moment, because there are no real players that he can compete with.
    He should be when the Master (Zinedine Zidan) use to be at the fields, and pretty sure he will stay with his mouth either open of foolness or with his mouth shut because he will not have nothing to show.
    Who is the beter of goalkeeprs of all times, there was no goalkeeper for the Master he had beten all best goalkeepers, has Messi done that, well will see if he is good as much think on the world cup, Which I am pretty sure they will not get to FINALS…..

  • tareq (kalapur) April 28, 2010, 2:40 am

    i like mesi mesi mesi……………………………………………………this world cup football….2010…….will win ARGENTINA…..

  • dinho April 28, 2010, 5:09 am

    inter milan to win barcelona :D