Barcelona Face Manchester City In Champions League Round Of 16
FC Barcelona got a tough draw in the UEFA Champions League as the will face English Champions Manchester City in the round of 16 for the second consecutive season.
Both teams faced each other in the same stage last season with the Catalan giants registering victories in both legs. First, a 2-0 win at the Etihad, then a reverse 2-1 win at the Camp Nou.
City will be praying their star striker Sergio Aguero is Match fit before the game which is held in February as he surely will be crucial if the Etihad outfit are to spring a surprise and run out winners.
Although, Barca are favourites to scoop the spoil but it won’t be easy as Manchester City are a team that are well groomed in physique and defending. However, with the prowess of the deadly trio of Neymar, Messi and Suarez, the Blaugranas will go into the game in full force and will be confident of a victory.
In other draws, rivals Real and Atletico Madrid will be facing german outfits in Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen respectively. Moreover, there are other mouth-watering ties as PSG face Chelsea and Juve entertain Dortmund.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAWS – FULL LAST 16 FIXTURES
Manchester City vs FC Barcelona
Juventus vs Borrusia Dortmund
Schalke 04 vs Real Madrid
Paris Saint Germain vs Chelsea
Arsenal vs AS Monaco
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid
Basel vs Porto
The first leg encounters will hold on 17/18 and 24/25 February with the return fixture to hold on 10/11 and 17/18 March 2015.