AC Milan vs Arsenal in Champions League round of 16

Updated: 16 December 2011 20:37 IST

England's two surviving representatives in the Champions League, Chelsea and Arsenal, were handed tough ties against Italian opposition in Friday's draw.

AC Milan vs Arsenal in Champions League round of 16

Nyon, Switzerland:

England's two surviving representatives in the Champions League, Chelsea and Arsenal, were handed tough ties against Italian opposition in Friday's draw, while holders Barcelona will come up against Germany's Bayer Leverkusen.

Chelsea will take on Napoli, while Arsenal will meet reigning Serie A champions AC Milan, with both Premier League clubs travelling to Italy first.

Chelsea will know not to take Walter Mazzarri's side lightly after they qualified for the last 16 at the expense of Manchester City.

For Arsenal, meanwhile, the clash with Milan is a repeat of their meeting at the same stage in 2007-08.

On that occasion the Gunners won 2-0 on aggregate, with Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Adebayor scoring late goals in the second-leg at the San Siro after a goalless first-leg.

Barcelona will go to Germany first to face the 2002 runners-up Leverkusen, who qualified from Group E behind Chelsea.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid, who romped through the group stage, winning all six games in Group D, will face CSKA Moscow, while Bayern Munich, who are hoping to reach the final at their own Allianz Arena, will meet Manchester United's conquerors Basel.

Marseille will take on 2010 winners Inter Milan, Benfica meet Zenit St Petersburg, and Lyon of France will face the tournament outsiders APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus.

The schedule for the last 16 of the Champions League following Friday's draw here:-

First Leg

February 14

Lyon (FRA) v Apoel Nicosia (CYP)

Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Barcelona (ESP)

February 15

AC Milan (ITA) v Arsenal (ENG)

Zenit St-Petersburg (RUS) v Benfica (POR)

February 21

Napoli (ITA) v Chelsea (ENG)

CSKA Moscow (RUS) v Real Madrid (ESP)

February 22

Basel (SUI) v Bayern Munich (GER)

Marseille (FRA v Inter Milan (ITA)

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Second leg

March 6

Arsenal (ENG) v AC Milan (ITA)

Benfica (POR) v Zenit St-Petersburg (RUS

March 7

Apoel Nicosia (CYP) v Lyon (FRA)

Barcelona (ESP) v Bayer Leverkusen (GER)

March 13

Bayern Munich (GER) v Basel (SUI)

Inter Milan (ITA) v Marseille (FRA)

March 14

Chelsea (ENG) v Napoli (ITA)

Real Madrid (ESP) v CSKA Moscow (RUS)

Topics : Football Arsenal AC Milan
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