Nyon - The four Bundesliga representatives in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 have learned their fates following the draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München will face FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund are set to go up against Juventus, FC Schalke 04 must grapple with Real Madrid CF and Bayer 04 Leverkusen take on Club Atletico de Madrid.
Ties to be played in February
As group winners, both Bayern and Dortmund will play the first match of their two-legged ties away and will be at home for the return fixture. The opposite is true for group runners-up Schalke and Leverkusen. The first legs are scheduled to be played on 17/18 and 24/25 February 2015, with the second leg set for 10/11 and 17/18 March. At this stage of the competition, clubs could not be drawn against teams from their own association or against sides they faced in the group stages.
The full Round of 16 draw can be seen below
Paris Saint-Germain FC - Chelsea FC Manchester City FC - FC Barcelona Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Club Atletico de Madrid Juventus - Borussia DortmundFC Schalke 04 - Real Madrid CF FC Shakhtar Donetsk - FC Bayern München Arsenal FC - AS Monaco FC FC Basel 1893 - FC Porto Reaction to the draw:
Philipp Lahm: “Shakhtar are definitely a dangerous opponent but we still have to reach the next round. The minimum objective at this club is always to get to the quarter-finals.” Arjen Robben: “I think it’s good that we’re playing a different side and aren’t going up against Arsenal again [laughs]. But we need to watch out because they have a couple of Brazilians who are really good. We will analyse our opponents well and play with focus. Then we should progress." Manuel Neuer: “Shakhtar are the unknown quantity in the Round of 16 and preparing for this match won’t be easy. But I’m sure our coach and analysts will provide us with all the important information as per usual. I’ve never come up against against Shakhtar before but I have played at the Lviv stadium with the German national team when we beat Portugal 1-0 at Euro 2012. That’s a good omen. I’m really confident we can reach the quarter-finals.” Thomas Müller: “We don’t have any experience at all of Shakhtar but they came through their group well. We have to go into the game with the necessary respect in order to qualify for the next round.” David Alaba: “Shakhtar are no pushovers and they showed in the group stage that they deserve to be in the Round of 16. They’ve got very good individual players but if we focus on ourselves then we’ll be successful against them.” Franck Ribery: “It could have been worse but we need to be careful because they’re a good team. We’ll need to stay focused and give it everything we’ve got, but I’m confident.” Sebastian Rode: (Via Twitter) "So we're facing the serial champions from the Ukraine...I'm looking forward to two interesting games."
Roger Schmidt, Leverkusen coach: “Atletico are an interesting draw for us. They play very good football. We’re looking forward to both games and will obviously try to reach the next round. The Round of 16 shouldn’t be where the tournament ends for us.” Rudi Völler, Leverkusen sporting director: “Atletico have got a strong team and they cover a huge amount of ground during their games. It’ll be tough but we want to take our chance.”