For the fourth time in the last five years, all of England’s Champions League entrants have reached the last 16 of Europe’s top-tier club competition. Here’s who they will be facing in the knock-out rounds.
AS Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk
AC Milan v Tottenham Hotspur
Valencia v Schalke
Inter Milan v Bayern Munich
Lyon v Real Madrid
Arsenal v Barcelona
Marseille v Manchester United
FC Copenhagen v Chelsea
Arsenal have been punished for coming second in their group with favourites Barcelona their opposition. Barcelona eased passed Arsenal in last year competition and will be clear favourites to do the same again.
Chelsea will be comfortable with their draw. FC Copenhagen qualified for the last 16 for the first time in their history and were widely regarded as the easiest opponent in the last 16.
Despite beating Chelsea in the final round of group matches, Marseille was a kind draw for United. Didier Deschamps will look forward to pitting his wits against Sir Alex, but the ‘Water Carrier’ will know the chances of victory are slim at best.
Tottenham challenge five time European champions AC Milan. Milan were seen as the team to avoid. However, the San Siro holds no fear for Spurs after their group victory against Inter, this draw may inspire them, again.