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Arsenal and Bayern to meet again in ECL

AAP logoAAP 12/12/2016

Arsenal will have another chance to beat Bayern Munich in a Champions League knockout tie after the sides were paired in the round of 16 following Monday's draw.

The teams met in the knockout stages in 2005, 2013 and 2014, with the German champions winning on all three occasions.

Bayern, who finished as runners-up in their group, will host the first leg.

Arsenal general secretary David Miles told BT Sport 2: "We thought it might happen. We've played them five or six times in the last 15 years.

"We've now qualified for the knockout stage for the 14th successive season, that's testament to Arsene and the squad over that period.

"The fans will think we've got the rough end of the draw again but at some stage the tide's got to turn so why not this time?"

The ties will be played in February and March, with Arsenal knowing they have the second leg at home by virtue of qualifying as group winners.

Real Madrid were given a difficult tie against Napoli as were Spanish champions Barcelona who must take on Paris St Germain.

Benfica face Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City meet Monaco, Porto take on Serie A champions Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen clash with last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid and Sevilla lock horns with English champions Leiceister City.

ROUND OF 16 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW

FIRST LEG (FEBRUARY 14-22):

Manchester City (England) v Monaco (France)

Real Madrid (Spain) v Napoli (Italy)

Benfica (Portugal) v Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Bayern Munich (Germany) v Arsenal (England)

FC Porto (Portugal) v Juventus (Italy)

Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) v Atletico Madrid (Spain)

Paris Saint-Germain (France) v Barcelona (Spain)

Sevilla (Spain) v Leicester (England)

RETURN MATCHES (MARCH 7-15):

Monaco (France) v Manchester City (England)

Napoli (Italy) v Real Madrid (Spain)

Borussia Dortmund (Germany) v Benfica (Portugal)

Arsenal (England) v Bayern Munich (Germany)

Juventus (Italy) v FC Porto (Portugal)

Atletico Madrid (Spain) v Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)

Barcelona (Spain) v Paris Saint-Germain (France)

Leicester (England) v Sevilla (Spain)

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