The draw for the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 was held today in Nyon, Switzerland. And all the remaining clubs in the competition aim to reach the final to be played on May 19, 2012 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. In the draw were 16 clubs from across the continent for Europe's premier club competition.
The first leg would be played on February 14/15 and 21/22, while the return leg would be played on March 6/7 and 13/14. The winners of the group stage first travel away and then host their opponents at home. Once more we have some very interesting fixtures to look forward to with the pick of the matches being the Italy vs London matches - AC Milan vs Arsenal and Napoli vs Chelsea.
Defending champions FC Barcelona have to travel to Bayer 04 Leverkusen in an interesting tie-up. Barca are big favourites to go throughh, but interestingly Leverkusen had beaten Barca on both occasions when they reached European Cup finals - UEFA Cup in 1988 and UEFA Champions League in 2002.
2010 champions Inter Milan face French side Olympique Marseille, record champions Real Madrid have to travel across the continent to face CSKA Moscow in Russia, while Bayern Munich face Manchester United beaters FC Basel.
The PQF Fixtures
Olympique Lyonnais - APOEL Nicosia
SSC Napoli - FC Chelsea
AC Milan - FC Arsenal
FC Basel - FC Bayern Munich
Bayer 04 Leverkusen - FC Barcelona
ZSKA Moscow - Real Madrid
Zenit St. Petersburg - Benfica Lisboa
Olympique Marseille - Inter Milan