The first round of the 2015-16 Champions League knockout was drawn in Nyon, Switzerland and the hottest fixture will be the Arsenal v Barcelona clash.
Besides Arsenal v Barcelona, the rematch of the 2006 Champions League final, Juventus vs Bayern Munich will be the other top match in the round of 16. There is a list of interesting fixtures though, and the likes of Benfica v Zenit and Gent v Wolfsburg will guarantee that some lesser ranked sides will also be present amongst Europe’s eight best teams.
Here is the full list of the schedule:
16 February & 9 March
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Chelsea (ENG)
Benfica (POR) v Zenit (RUS)
17 February & 8 March
Gent (BEL) v Wolfsburg (GER)
Roma (ITA) v Real Madrid (ESP)
23 February & 16 March
Arsenal (ENG) v Barcelona (ESP)
Juventus (ITA) v Bayern München (GER)
24 February & 15 March
PSV Eindhoven (NED) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) v Manchester City (ENG)
Previous winners in Italic.
Zenit and Dynamo were separate from each other because of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Apart from Gent v Wolfsburg, all of these matchups happened before in the Champions League, gambling news.
There were additional Arsenal v Barcelona fixtures since the 2006 final, and La Blaugrana managed to eliminate the Gunners both in 2010 and 2011. This will be the third PSG v Chelsea meeting in consecutive seasons with the Blues succeeding in 2013 and Le Parisiens winning last year.
Bayern beat Juve twice in 2013, the year Die Roten won the competition eventually. As Roma and Real Madrid are regular playing partners. They have met eight times since 2001 and the Wolves were able to eliminate Los Blancos in the round of 16 in 2008.
— UEFA (@UEFA) December 14, 2015
Atlético Madrid beat PSV Eindhoven twice in the group stage in 2008. Benfica advanced from the round of 16 in 2012 against Zenit, however the Saint Petersburg-based side handed two losses to the Eagles in last year’s group stage. Dynamo eliminated Manchester City in 2011 at the same stage, as experts of gambling facts might remember.
Unfortunately the hottest games, the Arsenal v Barcelona and the Juventus v Bayern Munich clashes will be played simultaneously. However, there will be some great clashes in this round, and the further stages will expectedly provide some additional unforgettable moments.
There was also a draw in the Europa league, where the fixtures in the round of 32 were determined. The draw included the top two teams from every group in the Europa League group stages, as well as the third-placed teams from the Champions League group phase.
The full list of matches:
Valencia (ESP) v Rapid Wien (AUT)
Fiorentina (ITA) v Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Borussia Dortmund (GER) v Porto (POR)
Fenerbahçe (TUR) v Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
Anderlecht (BEL) v Olympiacos (GRE)
Midtjylland (DEN) v Manchester United (ENG)
Augsburg (GER) v Liverpool (ENG)
Sparta Praha (CZE) v Krasnodar (RUS)
Galatasaray (TUR) v Lazio (ITA)
Sion (SUI) v Braga (POR)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Schalke (GER)
Marseille (FRA) v Athletic Club (ESP)
Sevilla (ESP, holders) v Molde (NOR)
Sporting CP (POR) v Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Villarreal (ESP) v Napoli (ITA)
St-Étienne (FRA) v Basel (SUI)
Previous winners in Italic.
Russian and Ukrainian clubs were separated naturally.
Fiorentina v Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund v Porto will be the most interesting outings, however, Shakhtar Donetsk v Schalke or Galatasaray v Lazio would have been also a nice fit in the Champions League sports scores news a few years ago.