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Thursday December 20 2012
Juventus and Milan await CL draw

Juventus and Milan will find out who they will play in the last 16 of the Champions League when the draw is made later this morning.

On paper, the Italian champions stand a good chance of getting the easier opponent as they won their qualification group.

However, Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid and Premiership giants Arsenal are possibly two teams to avoid for the Bianconeri.

Antonio Conte’s men could also be paired with Porto, Valencia, Celtic and Galatasaray. They can’t face fellow Italian club Milan or Shakhtar Donetsk.

Milan, meanwhile, finished second to Malaga in their section and thus run the risk of being put up against Paris Saint-Germain, Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona or Manchester United.

A tie with PSG would place them against former Coaches Leonardo and Carlo Ancelotti, as well as Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic whom they sold in the summer.

Juventus will play the first leg of their tie away from home, while Milan will entertain their opponents at San Siro in their first leg encounter.

The first legs will take place on 12/13 and 19/20 February, with the second legs due to be played on 5/6 and 12/13 March.

The draw for the quarter-finals will happen on 15 March. The Final itself will be staged at Wembley Stadium on 25 May.

Champions League last 16 qualifiers…

Group A: PSG, Porto

Group B: Schalke, Arsenal

Group C: Malaga, Milan

Group D: Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid

Group E: Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk

Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia

Group G: Barcelona, Celtic

Group H: Manchester United, Galatasaray

Juventus could draw: Porto, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Valencia, Celtic and Galatasaray.

Milan could draw: Paris Saint-Germain, Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester United.

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