Barcelona, Bayern Record Home Wins In UCL

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, who won their group ahead of French champions Paris Saint-Germain, have been rewarded with home and away legs against German giants Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side, having had to make do with finishing second in their group behind Barcelona, will play Ligue 1 side Monaco, hosting the principality side in the first leg. The third Premier League club still involved in the competition, English champions Leicester CIty, won their group and as a result are set to take on Spanish side Sevilla. Elsewhere, holders Real Madrid will lock horns with Serie A side Napoli, and fellow Spanish giants Barcelona take on Paris Saint-Germain. RELATED NEWS STORIES: Arsenal and Liverpool Fans Think We Look Like Champions, For Sure – Ex-Chelsea Star Arsene Wenger Sets Minimum Absence Period For Shkodran Mustafi Yes, Stance Has Changed, But No Asking Price Set – Wolfsburg Sporting Director On Arsenal Target Pace, Power, Teams Will Struggle To Contain Arsenal, Stoke Boss Admits Class Is Permanent – Leeds United Star Hails Jamie Vardy’s Hat-Trick Portuguese giants Benfica meanwhile have to contend with Borussia Dortmund for a place in the quarter-finals. The second Portuguese side still involved, FC Porto, are to take on Juventus. Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen meanwhile play Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid. The Round of 16 first legs are due to be played over 14th to 15th and 21st to 22nd of February, with the return legs being set for 7th to 8th and 14th to 15th March. The final this season is at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 3rd June. 2016/17 Champions League Round of 16 Draw Manchester City vs Monaco Real Madrid vs Napoli Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich vs Arsenal FC Porto vs Juventus Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Sevilla vs Leicester City

On Tuesday night, the UEFA champions League Round of 8 began, as teams battle to qualify for the quarter final.

Barcelona faced familiar opposition, Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou just two days after their 39 match unbeaten streak was ended by Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid approached the match in their usual style, attempting to harry Barcelona and defending deep.
Despite allowing Barcelona the bulk of the possession, Atletico drew first blood when a beauty of a pass from Koke found Torres in the box who simply put the ball through Ter Stergen’s legs.

Just a few minutes later, Torres switched from hero to villain when he was shown a red card for a second bookable offense.

Barcelona capitalized on their numerical advantage on the second half, spending long periods around Atletico’s box and it was only matter before an overwhelmed defense conceded a goal.

Suarez’s brace effectively ended the affair and left Atletico grateful for the away goal and not losing by a greater margin.

Bayern Munich managed a loan goal against Portuguese opposition Benfica in their encounter.
The only goal of the match was scored in the second minute when Arturo Vidal headed in a beautiful cross.

Though both teams pressed, it ended 1-0.

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