The draws for the Round of 16 of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League and the Round of 32 and 16 of the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League took place in Nyon Switzerland on Thursday.
In the Champions League, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo will return to former club Manchester United FC for the first time since leaving for Spain in 2009 in the Round of 16’s marquee match up.
Last season’s defeated finalists FC Bayern München will face Arsenal FC while FC Barcelona and AC Milan meet in a rematch of their 2011/12 quarter-final series and 1994 final.
Seeded group winners will be away in the first legs on 12/13 and 19/20 February and at home in the return matches on 5/6 and 12/13 March, 2013.
2012/13 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw
Galatasaray AŞ (TUR) v FC Schalke 04 (GER)
Celtic FC (SCO) v Juventus (ITA)
Arsenal FC (ENG) v FC Bayern München (GER)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Borussia Dortmund (GER)
AC Milan (ITA) v FC Barcelona (ESP)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) v Manchester United FC (ENG)
Valencia CF (ESP) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
FC Porto (POR) v Málaga CF (ESP)
In the UEFA Europa League, 2011/12 Champions League winners Chelsea FC will face AC Sparta Praha in the competition’s Round of 16. Should the Blues advance, they will meet the winner of the AFC Ajax / FC Steaua Bucureşti series.
Defending champions Club Atlético de Madrid will clash with Russia’s FC Rubin Kazan in their quest to win their third Europa League title in four years.
UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Rraw
1 FC BATE Borisov v Fenerbahçe SK
2 FC Internazionale Milano v CFR 1907 Cluj
3 Levante UD v Olympiacos FC
4 FC Zenit St Petersburg v Liverpool FC
5 FC Dynamo Kyiv v FC Girondins de Bordeaux
6 Bayer 04 Leverkusen v SL Benfica
7 Newcastle United FC v FC Metalist Kharkiv
8 VfB Stuttgart v KRC Genk
9 Club Atlético de Madrid v FC Rubin Kazan
10 AFC Ajax v FC Steaua Bucureşti
11 FC Basel 1893 v FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
12 FC Anji Makhachkala v Hannover 96
13 AC Sparta Praha v Chelsea FC
14 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach v S.S. Lazio
15 Tottenham Hotspur FC v Olympique Lyonnais
16 SSC Napoli v FC Viktoria Plzeň
The first legs will be played on 14 February, with the returns the following Thursday, on 21 February, 2013.
UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16 Draw
Napoli/Plzeň v BATE/Fenerbahçe
Leverkusen/Benfica v Dynamo/Bordeaux
Anji/Hannover v Newcastle/Metalist
Stuttgart/Genk v Mönchengladbach/Lazio
Tottenham/Lyon v Inter/CFR Cluj
Levante/Olympiacos v Atlético/Rubin
Basel/Dnipro v Zenit/Liverpool
Ajax/Steaua v Sparta/Chelsea
The first legs will be played on 7 March, with the returns the following Thursday, on 14 March, 2013.