Champions League Draw: Bayern and Arsenal to Meet Again


n another edition of a one-sided Champions League rivalry, Bayern Munich will play Arsenal in the round of 16 for the third time in five seasons.

Bayern ousted Arsenal in back-to-back seasons in the first knockout round in 2013 and 2014, and also in 2005. Still, they traded home wins in the group stage last season, and Arsenal is seeded this time, so it will host the return match on March 7.

“Arsenal are a strong team, and I think currently they are better than in previous years,” Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said.

In other news from Monday’s draw, the defending champion, Real Madrid, will host Napoli first, on Feb. Read Article