The balls were (a little bit) kind to Manchester City (that's a weird sentence) in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw that took place in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday.
The Citizens will face AS Monaco from France starting in February, with the first leg taking place at Etihad Stadium and the second leg happening at the Principality. Pep Guardiola and his men will have two months to prepare and improve their terrible form at the moment, and get ready to face the highest scoring offense in Europe.
Although it seems like an easier draw than, say, Borussia Dortmund, it won't be easy to face a Monaco side that cannot stop scoring with a City defense that cannot stop conceding goals. Let's wait and see if Pep gets his team ready for a very interesting matchup.
These are the eight Round of 16 matches drawn in Nyon, with some very good matchups like Arsenal vs Bayern, Napoli vs Madrid, Barcelona vs PSG and Leicester vs Sevilla:
- Arsenal (ENG) vs Bayern Munich (GER)
- Napoli (ITA) vs Real Madrid (ESP)
- Barcelona (ESP) vs Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
- Atlético Madrid (ESP) vs Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
- Monaco (FRA) vs Manchester City (ENG)
- Borussia Dortmund (GER) vs Benfica (POR)
- Leicester City (ENG) vs Sevilla (ESP)
- Juventus (ITA) vs FC Porto (POR)