17 Dec 2013

Barca-Man City drawn for Champions league meeting

5:44 am on 17 December 2013

Manchester City's reward for reaching the knockout stage of football's Champions League for the first time is a meeting with the Spanish giants Barcelona, while the holders Bayern Munich face Arsenal for the second year in a row.

For the two English clubs, it's a harsh lesson about the importance of winning your group.

Manchester United and Chelsea, who were both group winners, have far more favourable draws against Olympiakos and Galatasaray respectively.