Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

PSG Tie Is One to Avoid in Last 16

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

PSG Tie Is One to Avoid in Last 16

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MANCHESTER City will t hope to avoid Paris St Germain when the draw for the Champions League's last 16 takes place in Nyon, N Switzerland, today.

During the past two seasons, Manuel Pellegrini's team have finished as runners-up at the group stage before being drawn against Barcelona and both times being eliminated. Despite losing twice to Juventus in Group D, they finished first and are therefore seeded, meaning they will this time avoid Barca, in addition to Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Their potential opponents include PSG, PSV Eindhoven, Benfica, Roma, Dynamo Kiev and Ghent, and whoever they face will present their finest chance to date of reaching the competition's quarter-finals for the first time in their history, something they may find particularly satisfying given Manchester United's presence in the Europa League.

The best-case scenario for Arsenal is to be drawn against Zenit St Petersburg, given their four other potential opponents are Barca, Real, Atletico A Madrid and Wolfsburg. …

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