Champions League last-16 draw: Man City to face Copenhagen, Arsenal play Porto

18 December 2023 0 By Total Football News

Holders Manchester City will play Copenhagen in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Arsenal face Porto.

Danish champions Copenhagen, who finished above Manchester United in their group, reached the knockout stage for the first time since 2011.

The first legs take place on 13-14 or 20-21 February and the second on 5-6 or 12-13 March.

City and Arsenal are seeded, meaning they will play the second leg at home.

Record 14-time winners Real Madrid meet RB Leipzig, while Inter Milan - runners-up last season - play Atletico Madrid, and Bayern Munich face Lazio.

The final takes place at Wembley on 1 June.

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Last-16 draw

Porto v Arsenal

Napoli v Barcelona

Paris St-Germain v Real Sociedad

Inter Milan v Atletico Madrid

PSV Eindhoven v Borussia Dortmund

Lazio v Bayern Munich

Copenhagen v Manchester City

RB Leipzig v Real Madrid

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Premier League leaders Arsenal, who topped Group B but have never won the Champion League, beat Porto 5-0 at Emirates Stadium the last time they met in 2010.

Runners-up in Portugal's Primeira Liga last season, Porto won four of their six Group H games to finish level on points with Group H winners Barcelona.

City won Group G with a 100% record, while Copenhagen, who lost 1-0 at United before beating them 4-3 at home, were runners-up to Bayern in Group A.

City have progressed from the last 16 in the past six seasons.

Analysis

Ian Dennis, BBC Radio 5 Live senior football reporter

The draw has been very kind to the two English teams and both should be very happy.

Arsenal have won all three previous encounters against Porto, although they have never won at the Estadio do Dragao.

City played Danish champions Copenhagen in the group stage last season, drawing 0-0 in Denmark but winning handsomely 5-0 at home.

Europa League play-off draw

The Europa League knockout round play-off draw also took place on Monday.

There was no British interest, with West Ham, Brighton, Rangers and Liverpool among the eight group winners automatically advancing to the last-16 stage, which will be played on 7 and 14 March.

They will be joined by the winners of the play-offs, contested by eight runners-up from the Europa League group stage and eight third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage.

These ties will be played on 15 and 22 February.

Feyenoord v Roma

Lens v Freiburg

Benfica v Toulouse

Galatasaray v Sparta Prague

AC Milan v Rennes

Young Boys v Sorting Lisbon

Sporting Braga v Qarabag

Shakhtar Donetsk v Marseille

Europa Conference League play-off draw

Eight teams are safely through to the last 16 of the Europa Conference League, including Aston Villa.

They will be joined by the winners of the knockout round play-offs, contested between eight runners-up from the Europa Conference League group stage and eight third-placed teams from the Europa League group stage.

These ties will also be played on 15 and 22 February.

Sturm Graz v Slovan Bratislava

Servette v Ludogorets

Union Saint-Gilloise v Eintracht Frankfurt

Real Betis v Dinamo Zagreb

Olympiakos v Ferencvarosi

Ajax v Bodo/Glimt

Molde v Legia Warsaw

Maccabi Haifa v Gent


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