Barcelona draws Arsenal, Tottenham to take on Milan in UCL Round of 16


FC Barcelona will take on Arsenal and Tottenham will meet AC Milan in two of the most attractive match-ups produced by Friday's UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw.

Inter Milan will take on Bayern Munich in a a rematch of last year's final, while Real Madrid will meet Lyon, the team that eliminated the Spanish powerhouse last season.

Here is a rundown of all eight match-ups:

AS Roma vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
AC Milan vs. Tottenham
Valencia vs. Schalke
Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich
Lyon vs. Real Madrid
Arsenal vs. Barcelona
Marseille vs. Manchester United
Chelsea vs. FC Copenhagen

The Round of 16 will be played on Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 22-23.

What do you think of these match-ups? Think Tottenham can beat Milan? See Real Madrid exacting revenge on Lyon?

Share your thoughts below.

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34 Responses to Barcelona draws Arsenal, Tottenham to take on Milan in UCL Round of 16

  1. grubbsbl says:

    I don’t know why Arsenal begged for Barca. It’s not like Arsenal did well against them last year. I guess Fabregas is happy because it’s a free try out for him. Evra was right, AFC are a training ground for Barca

  2. DC Josh says:

    Well Arsenal, you got your wish.

    Milan/Tottenham will be a great matchup. So will Roma/Shakhtar.


    Man I get pumped for Champions league after the group stage.

  3. bryan says:

    realllly good match ups here!

  4. montana matt says:

    Arsenal will advance this year. Barcelona are overrated. Sweet new Qatari kit sponsorship btw. I always though Barca was supposed to stand for something and are “more than a club.” To call them sellouts would be understating it.

    (SBI-Before everybody kills Matt for his questionable comments you all should know he’s a hardcore Arsenal fan, so maybe it’s just wishful thinking.)

  5. grubbsbl says:

    I’ll agree with the sell out part but overrated?!? Are you on drugs lol. I’m not even a fan but Barca are more complete than they were last yr and they shredded Arsenal then. In addition, Arshavin looks disinterested and Arsenal’s backline might be the worst left in this yrs competition. Arsenal won’t even get a touch of the ball nevertheless.

  6. Steve C says:

    Didn’t Lyon knock RM out last year? When will the 1st legs of these games be played?

    (SBI-Yes, Lyon knocked Real Madrid last year. It says that in the post.)

  7. Peter says:

    Feb. 15-16, 22-23, and Mar. 8-9, and 15-16.

  8. KCB says:


  9. BellusLudas says:

    The draw is rigged :-)

  10. BellusLudas says:

    After what Barca did to Real you really shouldn’t call them overrated…you look foolish.

    Sellout….hmmm…if you were them would you turn the deal down? Glass houses, stones, etc

  11. jig says:

    begged for barca?

  12. montana matt says:

    Maybe overrated is a bit unfair. Revenge will be sweet though.

    But it is more than fair to call them sellouts. Barca are supposed to be a left-wing, ethical club. In their 100 plus year history, they’ve never before donned a corporate sponsorship on the front of their kits (despite countless opportunities to do so) which has earned them tons of respect. But nothing indicates a total abandonment of stated values like accepting sponsorship from an organization that according to El Mundo has “given money to extremist cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi an advocate of terrorism, wife-beating and anti-Semitism.” I used to tolerate Barca because they stood for something, now they’re just like every other club (and just as bad as the Francophiles at Real Madrid).

  13. Rory says:

    Wow… tough road for Spurs and Arsenal.

    Wasn’t it Lyon that put Real Madrid out last year?

  14. Rory says:

    You know, Barcelona wouldn’t be in such a financial mess if they’d put a companies name on their jersey a few years ago like everyone else. I wonder if turning down a possible 25 million over the last several years was worth pretending like they were a model of financial responsibility? It’s funny how we all looked at them as the perfect business model and we then find out that they’re 125 Million in debt or so. Makes you wonder how bad off some other teams are!

  15. Rory says:

    Forget that… didn’t Inter and Bayern play in the final last year?


  16. Rory says:

    Yes, it was… sorry, I just jumped right to the matchups and got so excited I didn’t read the rest of the post!

  17. EDB says:

    Shaktar not the worst draw for Roma.. Forza Gillarosi

  18. Illmatic74 says:

    Roma, Tottenham, Valencia, Bayern, Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea advance.

  19. timmytwoshoezzz says:

    Marseilles is going to beat ManU. Book it

  20. Brent McD. says:

    Arsenal pay dearly for not winning their Group. Chelski get a cakewalk. Not happy with this draw.

  21. Brent McD. says:


  22. Ricky B. Free says:

    There is no such thing as a half way sell-out. They sold their souls to the devil end of story.

  23. Felix says:

    Bye Bye Arsenal- you are going to get schooled!

  24. Felix says:

    I’m sure the team that has lost to West Brom and Newcastle AT HOME and lost a game with a two goal lead to their biggest rival will rise up and beat Barcelona LOL!!!!!!

    Get a clue, Arsenal can’t win a big game.

  25. Second City says:

    Absolutely right.

    Same match-ups as a year ago? Excited about the match-ups? No, I’m bored…regardless if it’s the CL.

  26. Second City says:

    Looking more and more like Arsenal will have zero trophies to show for at years end, again.

    Groundhogs Day for Wenger.

    Somewhere Mourinho is laughing at montana matt’s post.

  27. Eurosnob says:

    Also, Arsenal fans should not call Barca overated particularly after what Barca did to Arsenal last year. Arsenal cannot even beat ManUtd, let alone Barca.

  28. GunneRR says:

    Damn. The Gunners are doomed. Again.

  29. Phil says:

    You’re right, what with Arsenal doing such a smashup job against Man U and their recent history of not wilting in big matches…

    Oh wait.

    Right now the idea of Arsenal being a giant in world football is only that, an idea.

    Montana, I love Arsenal lineup so I wish it weren’t so, but until they get a solid center back and a big game keeper it’s all just wishful thinking.

  30. PHIL says:

    UN PLUS! DROIT AU BUT!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Red till I die says:

    Haha thats hilarious!

  32. Sleepy says:

    Well now they can focus on finishing 3rd in the BPL

  33. Joamiq says:

    If they had won their cupcake group, they probably would have been fine. This is no worse than they deserve.

  34. Joamiq says:

    Spurs win a tough group, probably the second toughest after the RM-Milan group… and of course they draw the second place team from that group. Not fair. Someone in the draw-rigging committee doesn’t like Tottenham.