La Liga learns CL last-16 fate

Monday’s Champions League last-16 draw sees holders Barcelona face Arsenal, Real Madrid paired with Roma and Atletico Madrid take on PSV.

With all of La Liga’s three remaining participants seeded, the Spanish Press singled out Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal as their country’s biggest threats, and the Catalans will travel to the Emirates Stadium for the first leg of their knockout tie.

Barca last met Arsenal in the last 16 four years ago, having defeated them 4-3 on aggregate en route to the trophy, while they prevailed against the Gunners at the quarter-final stage in 2010 and again in the 2006 final.

Roma-Madrid, meanwhile, marks a repeat of 2007-08, when the Giallorossi topped the capital giants 4-2 on aggregate to reach the final eight.

Finally, Atleti will look to preserve their 100 percent record against PSV after beating them twice in the 08-09 group stage.

The first legs will be played over February 16-17 and 23-24, with the return games scheduled a fortnight later on March 8-9 and 15-16.

Champions League last-16 draw in full:

Gent v Wolfsburg

Roma v Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea

Arsenal v Barcelona

Juventus v Bayern Munich

PSV v Atletico Madrid

Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg

Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City

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