Champions League Round of 16 draw in full as Osimhen gets tough Barcelona test

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Champions League Round of 16 draw in full as Osimhen gets tough Barcelona test

Ayoola Kelechi 12:46 - 18.12.2023

Nigeria's Victor Osimhen will get the rare honour of playing against both Real Madrid and Barcelona in the same UEFA Champions League season after Napoli were paired with the Catalan giants for the Round of 16

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen and his Napoli side will face a stern test against European giants Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 after drawing the Catalan giants in a showcase in Nyon.

Osimhen to complete El Clasico double

Osimhen and Napoli finished second in the group stages behind Barcelona’s fierce rivals Real Madrid and now get the opportunity to play against both El Clasico giants in the same season.

The match between Napoli and Barcelona will be one of the biggest highlights of the Round of 16 which also features a mammoth clash between last year’s finalists Inter and Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.

French side Paris Saint-Germain will play against Real Sociedad after narrowly sealing qualification into the second round on the final day, while Real Madrid face RB Leipzig.

Manchester City get easy Copenhagen draw

Copenhagen’s reward for shocking Manchester United and Galatasaray in the group stage will be a two-legged tie against reigning champions Manchester City.

Arsenal, who reached the second round of the UCL for the first time in six years will play against Porto, while Borussia Dortmund and PSV lock horns for a place in the quarter finals.

Finally, Bayern Munich will play against Maurizio Sarri and his Lazio side as they look to improve on their early exit from last year’s competition.

The matches will take place in February and March, with the first legs billed for February 13th and 14th as well as the 20th and 21st of February, while the second legs will be staggered across the 5th and 6th of March and the 12th and 13th of March.

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