The UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw has been made and we have some very tasty fixtures to look forward to in February and March.
Below is the full result of the Champions League draw:
The official result of the #UCLdraw!
Most exciting match? pic.twitter.com/r2z88m6VtX
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 12, 2016
Which game are you looking forward to the most?
These are the dates of the fixtures from the round of 16:
- 14/02/17 & 08/03/17
Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund
PSG vs Barcelona
- 15/02/17 & 07/03/17
Real Madrid vs Napoli
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal
- 21/02/17 & 15/03/17
Manchester City vs Monaco
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid
- 22/02/17 & 14/03/17
Porto vs Juventus
Sevilla vs Leicester
Arsenal get Bayern, again
The Gunners may have topped their group for the first time in five seasons but they will once again face the German champions – the team that knocked them out at this stage in both 2013 and 2014. Arsenal are currently top price of 11/4 to qualify for the quarter-finals and as big as 28/1 to win the competition.
Tough draw as Arsenal is in really good shape. Looking forward to seeing my former colleagues from the national team again! #UCLdraw
— Philipp Lahm (@philipplahm) December 12, 2016
Man City match up with Monaco
Man City will travel to France to play Monaco who currently sit second in Ligue 1 where they have scored 53 goals in just 17 games. Last season’s semi-finalists find themselves big favourite at odds as short as 1/5 to qualify for the quarters and if you fancy Pep to take them all the way then you back them now at 11/1 to lift the Champions League trophy.
Premier League champions vs Europa League champions
Leicester have been handed a tough draw against Spanish side Sevilla, who have won the Europa League for the last three seasons. The Foxes are 6/4 to qualify for the quarter-finals and 50/1 to win the competition in their Champions League debut after being 100/1 when the opening draw was made.
— Kasper Schmeichel (@kschmeichel1) December 12, 2016
The Big Guns
The current Champions League holders, Real Madrid will face Napoli and are heavy favourite to qualify for the quarters but you can still back them at an appealing price of 5/1 to retain the trophy.
Barcelona eliminated PSG in the quarter-finals in both 2013 and 2014 and will face them in the knock-out stages yet again this year. Messi and co. are currently the favourites to win the competition at a price of 7/2.
Atletico Madrid have reached the final in two of the last three seasons and they will continue their quest for European glory against a recent opponent in Bayer Leverkusen. The Spaniards are as big as 9/1 to finally win the Champions League.
In the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund already find themselves eight points behind Bayern Munich but they will surely fancy their chances to progress in the Champions League against Benfica. You can back Die Schwarzgelben to lift the trophy at 12/1.
Italian champions Juventus got to the final in 2014 and will be looking to progress again as they face Porto. Considering their impressive squad, The Old Lady is an attractive price of 14/1 to win the competition this year.