Football: Barcelona to take on Arsenal in Champions League round of 16

FC Barcelona's name is shown during the draw for the UEFA Champions league round of sixteen on Dec 14, 2015.
FC Barcelona's name is shown during the draw for the UEFA Champions league round of sixteen on Dec 14, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

NYON (AFP) - Lionel Messi's Barcelona will go up against English Premier League leaders Arsenal in the Champions League last 16 after they were thrown together in Monday's draw.

French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain were drawn against 2012 winners Chelsea for the third straight season, while Bayern Munich will meet last year's finalists Juventus.

The draw also saw record 10-time winners Real Madrid matched against Roma, while Manchester City will meet Ukrainians Dynamo Kiev for a place in the quarter-finals.

The rest of the ties, which see all eight group winners at home in the second legs, feature two-time runners-up Atletico Madrid taking on 1988 champions PSV Eindhoven with twice former winners Benfica up against Zenit St Petersburg.

Wolfsburg, who dumped out Manchester United to reach the knockout phase for the first time, will meet competition debutants Ghent.

The first legs will be played on Feb 16-17 and 23-24 with the return matches scheduled to take place on March 8-9 and 15-16.