The draws for the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and the Europa League Round of 32 took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.
In the Champions League, holders FC Barcelona meet German club Bayer 04 Leverkusen as they continue their title defence. Arguably the round’s most competitive series sees seven time winners AC Milan meet a resurgent Arsenal in a rematch of their 2007/08 series that saw the Gunners emerge as 2-0 aggregate victors.
UEFA Champions League 2011/12 Round of 16 Draw and Match Schedule
All Times US Eastern
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2:45 p.m.
Lyon (France) vs. APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus), 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia) vs. Benfica (Portugal), noon
AC Milan (Italy) vs. Arsenal (England), 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
CSKA Moscow (Russia) vs. Real Madrid (Spain), noon
Napoli (Italy) vs. Chelsea (England), 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Basel (Switzerland) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany), 2:45 p.m.
Marseille (France) vs. Inter Milan (Italy), 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6
Arsenal (England) vs. AC Milan (Italy), 2:45 p.m.
Benfica (Portugal) vs. Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia), 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7
APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus) vs. Lyon (France), 2:45 p.m.
Barcelona (Spain) vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13
Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Basel (Switzerland), 3:45 p.m.
Inter Milan (Italy) vs. Marseille (France), 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14
Chelsea (England) vs. Napoli (Italy), 3:45 p.m.
Real Madrid (Spain) vs. CSKA Moscow (Russia), 3:45 p.m.
Shock Champions League rejects Manchester United have been drawn against Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League. Neighbors Manchester City will meet defending champions FC Porto in another meeting of Champions League early dropouts.
UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Round of 32 Draw
1 FC Porto* (POR) v Manchester City FC* (ENG)¹
2 AFC Ajax* (NED) v Manchester United FC* (ENG)
3 FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS) v Athletic Club (ESP)
4 FC Salzburg (AUT) v FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
5 Stoke City FC (ENG) v Valencia CF* (ESP)
6 FC Rubin Kazan (RUS) v Olympiacos FC* (GRE)
7 AZ Alkmaar (NED) v RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
8 S.S. Lazio (ITA) v Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
9 FC Steaua București (ROU) v FC Twente (NED)
10 FC Viktoria PlzeÅˆ* (CZE) v FC Schalke 04 (GER)
11 WisÅ‚a Kraków (POL) v R. Standard de Liège (BEL)
12 SC Braga (POR) v Beşiktaş JK (TUR)²
13 Udinese Calcio (ITA) v PAOK FC (GRE)
14 Trabzonspor AŞ* (TUR) v PSV Eindhoven (NED)
15 Hannover 96 (GER) v Club Brugge KV (BEL)
16 Legia Warszawa (POL) v Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
Unless otherwise stated, first legs will be played on 16 February, with the returns taking place the following Thursday, 23 February.
¹ second leg to be played on Wednesday 22 February
² first leg to be played on Tuesday 14 February
*Transferred from the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League 2011/12 Round of 16 Draw
Salzburg/Metalist v Rubin/Olympiacos
Legia/Sporting v Porto/Manchester City
Steaua/Twente v PlzeÅˆ/Schalke
WisÅ‚a/Standard v Hannover/Club Brugge
Stoke/Valencia v Trabzonspor/PSV
AZ/Anderlecht v Udinese/PAOK
Lazio/Atlético v Braga/Beșiktaș
Ajax/Manchester United v Lokomotiv/Athletic
The first legs will be played on 8 March with the returns legs taking place on Thursday, 15 March.