The round 16 Uefa Champions League draw was made yesterday, defending champions Real Madrid will have a tough test against strong French side PSG while the English champions battle one of the competition favorites Barcelona.
Other English teams were lucky to avoid the big boys, Manchester United will take on Sevilla, this will be the club first ever competitive meeting with the Los Rojiblancos. The Citizens will battle Swiss side Fc Basel and Liverpool are up against Portuguese side Fc Porto, Tottenham will face a tricky test with Juventus.German champions Bayern will play Besiktas while Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk takes on Roma.
The biggest game of the round will be Real Madrid vs PSG, History making Real who has won the competition for two consecutive times will battle a tough PSG side that has so far scored more goals than any other side in the competition.
Former PSG defender and now an ambassador for the Ligue 1 side, Maxwell said on UEFA’s website: “It’s a good draw, with two good games to play. Our fans will like it after we were knocked out by Barcelona last season. It will be nice, It’s a beautiful challenge for the club. I think we’re ready for that.”
Reigning English champions Chelsea paid for their inability to secure the first place in their group with a tough tie against much changed Spanish side Barcelona.
Chelsea and Barcelona have developed a bitter rivalry over the last decade, the last time both teams met Chelsea emerged as the lucky winners en route to their first Champions League glory in 2012.
The Round of 16 games is to be played on Feb. 13, 14, 20 and 21 and The second leg will hold on March 5, 6, 12, 13