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Chelsea v Barcelona Drawn Together In Champions League

12 December, 2017, 17:59 | Author: Carla Brady
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Barcelona will be wary of Chelsea, the English club enjoying four wins to three in their 12 previous Champions League meetings, their most recent coming in the semi-finals in 2012 as the London side marched to the title.

Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Chelsea take on Barcelona.

Madrid pay the price for a slow start to the season that saw them unexpectedly finish runners-up to Tottenham in the group stage. The last 16 is a good moment to play such teams.

Sevilla got Manchester United, whiile Porto will face Liverpool.

Spurs have endured a tricky recent spell in the Premier League but their performances in Europe this season suggest they have matured under manager Mauricio Pochettino after the disappointment of crashing out in the group stage previous year.




"It's a good draw, with two good games to play", Maxwell said. Hopefully we arrive with a full squad, and have the fortune that you always need in this sort of tie. "We have to go game by game".

Chelsea, drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League last 16, travel to 12th-placed Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Tuesday. "We are very optimistic, we are confident and want to keep going in this competition". They're a strong team.

The Italian expects Huddersfield to try and hit his team on the break, saying: "We must pay great attention to the counter-attack because they have fast players".

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City will not be losing too much sleep over the prospect of a clash with Swiss side Basel, who finished second in Manchester United's qualifying group.

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