The draw for the Round of 16 stage of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League was held on Monday which threw up interesting match ups like the clashes between Bayern Munich and Arsenal, and Paris Saint-Germain versus Barcelona.
THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF 16 DRAW
14 February & 8 March
Benfica (POR) v Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Barcelona (ESP)
15 February & 7 March
Real Madrid (ESP, holders) v Napoli (ITA)
Bayern München (GER) v Arsenal (ENG)
21 February & 15 March
Manchester City (ENG) v Monaco (FRA)
Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)
22 February & 14 March
Porto (POR) v Juventus (ITA)
Sevilla (ESP) v Leicester City (ENG)
Real Madrid beat Napoli in the 1987/88 European Champion Clubs’ Cup first round, winning 2-0 at home before a 1-1
draw in Italy.
Dortmund beat Benfica in the 1963/64 European Champion Clubs’ Cup first round, a 5-0 first-leg win in Germany taking
them through despite a 2-1 away defeat. The Bundesliga side have won their last five fixtures with Portuguese
Bayern and Arsenal have played each other ten times, all since 2000/01. The German club have won five of those games
and the English team three, with Bayern beating Arsenal in the round of 16 in 2004/05, 2012/13 and 2013/14.
Juventus beat Porto 2-1 in the 1984 European Cup Winners’ Cup final in Basel, and recorded a win (3-1) and a draw
(0-0) when the sides met in the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League first group stage.
Atlético and Leverkusen have faced off four times in recent years, sharing two 1-1 draws in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa
League group stage and a 1-0 home win each in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League round of 16 – Atlético won the tie
Barcelona beat Paris in the 2012/13 and 2014/15 quarter-finals, although the French team came out on top when the
clubs met in the last eight in 1994/95. Barcelona won the 1997 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final against Paris in
Rotterdam, and each team won their home game when their paths crossed again in the 2014/15 group stage – 3-2 in
France, 3-1 in Spain.
Manchester City and Monaco, and Sevilla and Leicester, have never met.
ROAD TO CARDIFF
Quarter-final draw: 17 March in Nyon, Switzerland
Quarter-finals: 11/12 and 18/19 April
Semi-final draw: 21 April 2017 in Nyon, Switzerland
Semi-finals: 2/3 and 9/10 May
Final: 3 June 2017 at National Stadium Wales, Cardiff