Arsenal will play Porto in the round of 16 of the Champions League, as decided by the draw made in Nyon, Switzerland. With a top group finish, the team was guaranteed a seeded position and the benefit of hosting the second leg.
The first legs are planned for February 13–14 or February 20–21, while exact dates are still pending confirmation. The return legs are planned for March 5–6 or March 12–13. Arsenal has not played Porto since 2006, so this matchup brings back memories of the past six meetings between the two teams.
Notably, Arsenal has a perfect home record against Porto but will have difficulties at the Estadio do Dragao, as they have lost their last two games there. Fabio Vieira could make his injury comeback in the matchup to face his old team, which would be an exciting development.
Other intriguing matchups in the round-of-16 draw, like PSG vs. Real Sociedad, Napoli vs. Barcelona, and Inter Milan vs. Atletico Madrid, promise an exciting phase of the esteemed competition.
Champions League Round of 16 draw! 🌟
FC Porto vs Arsenal
Napoli vs Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Sociedad
Inter vs Atlético Madrid
PSV vs Borussia Dortmund
Lazio vs Bayern Munich
Copenhagen vs Manchester City
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid
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