Champions League: Barcelona to face PSG in last 16

    Lionel Messi's Barcelona beat PSG in the 2015 Champions League quarterfinals.

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    • Barcelona to play PSG in UCL last 16
    • Bayern Munich to meet Arsenal
    • Real Madrid to face Napoli

    (CNN)If familiarity breeds contempt then more than a modicum of antipathy may be brewing in the UEFA Champions League after Monday's last 16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

    Barcelona will face Paris Saint Germain in the knockout stages for the third time since 2013 while Arsenal will meet Bayern Munich in Europe's premier club competition for the fourth time in five seasons.
      "(PSG is) an old friend, a team that will not be easy but history is on our side," said Barcelona's sporting vice president Jordi Mestre in comments carried by the club's official website.
      "In the Champions League there are no easy teams. Furthermore, their coach Unai Emery knows the Spanish League really well," Mestre added.
      Barcelona qualified for the last 16 as group winners, comfortably seeing off Manchester City, Borussia Moenchengladbach and Celtic while PSG could only finish second behind Arsenal in Group A.
      The Catalans knocked the French champions out at the quarterfinal stages in 2013 and again in 2015. The pair also met in the 2014-15 group stages.
      PSG director of football and former Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert told BT Sport: "We knew we could draw the biggest clubs in the world and we have to face it."
      "This is the draw and we can't hide but also, Barcelona has to watch out for us," Kluivert added.
      For Arsenal, which has been eliminated at the last 16 stage for each of the last six seasons, the sight of 2013 Champions League winner Bayern standing in its path is also a familiar one.
      The club's official Twitter account even hinted at its fatigue in facing the reigning German champion stating: "We'll play @FCBayern (AGAIN!) in the last 16."