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Tough ties ahead for Man. City and Chelsea in the Champions League second round

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By Euronews
Tough ties ahead for Man. City and Chelsea in the Champions League second round

<p>English Premier League champions Manchester City have been drawn against Barcelona in the first knock-out round of the Champions League. It is a repeat of last season’s encounter in which the Catalan club won both the home and away matches.</p> <p>Another English club that will be meeting last season’s foes are Chelsea, who have been paired with Paris Saint-Germain. The Blues knocked out the Parisians at the quarter final stage earlier this year. Chelsea’s club secretary David Barnard told Sky Sports News: “<span class="caps">PSG</span> are known to us as we played them in the quarters last year and they’ve got David Luiz playing for them too. It’s a good draw logistically too for our supporters. Both sides have very different squads from last year, so if it was <span class="caps">PSG</span> or anyone else, it would’ve been the same situation.”</p> <p>Arsenal have perhaps the least complicated second round tie – on paper in any case; Arsene Wenger will be taking his gunners to his former club Monaco.</p> <p>Meanwhile reigning champions Real Madrid will take on German side Schalke.</p> <h3>2nd round draw in full</h3> <p>Paris St-Germain v Chelsea<br /> Manchester City v Barcelona<br /> Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid<br /> Juventus v Borussia Dortmund<br /> Schalke v Real Madrid<br /> Shakhtar Donetsk v Bayern Munich<br /> Arsenal v Monaco<br /> Basel v Porto</p>