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Man City draws Barcelona, Bayern will play Arsenal in UCL draw

The second round looks to be interesting as big teams go head to head.
By Justin Salhani   |   Dec. 16, 2013 at 6:27 AM   |   Comments

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The UEFA Champions League (UCL) draw takes place Monday, as big names are drawn together in the knock out stages.

Spanish reigning champions Barcelona drew on form Manchester City from England. Manchester City has had away problems this year but home games have seen them win big on numerous occasions. Barcelona are currently without talisman Lionel Messi, but he is expected to return soon.

English Premier League leaders Arsenal, who slipped up in their last group game away to Napoli, will play current tournament holders Bayern Munich. Pep Guardiola has taken his Bayern team to another level this year and the Germans will be a tough match up for Arsene Wenger's men.

Reigning English champions Manchester United drew Greek side Olympiakos in a favorable draw for David Moyes' men. Chelsea drew Galatasary, pitting Roberto Mancini against rival Jose Mourinho. Dortmund drew Zenit St. Petersburg of Russia, Real Madrid will face Shalke, Paris St. Germain face Bayer Leverkusen, while Atletico Madrid have drawn AC Milan, in what is sure to be an interesting affair.

[ESPN]

Topics: Lionel Messi
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