Beşiktaş to play Bayern Munich in Champions League round of 16

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 11.12.2017 14:19
Updated 11.12.2017 16:00
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Istanbul heavyweights Beşiktaş will play Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 as a result of a draw held in the Swiss city of Nyon on Monday.

As a group winner, the Black Eagles will play the first leg away at Bayern's Allianz Arena before hosting the German giants at the Vodafone Park.

Following the draw, Bayern tweeted a video which included a photo of the club's striker Robert Lewandowski saying "we're coming to Beşiktaş" and a comical Eurodance beat in the background.

The reigning German champions referred to the summer transfer window trend started by Beşiktaş.

The Istanbul team announced every player they signed with videos featuring a chain of phone calls in which each player convinces the next to "Come to Besiktas" with the same comical music.

Interestingly, shortly before the draw Bayern expressed willingness to play Beşiktaş on Twitter.

Other pairings include:

Juventus (Italy) - Tottenham Hotspur (England)

Basel (Switzerland) - Manchester City (England)

Porto (Portugal) - Liverpool (England)

Sevilla (Spain) - Manchester United (England)

Real Madrid (Spain) - Paris Saint-Germain (France)

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) - AS Roma (Italy)

Chelsea (England) - Barcelona (Spain)

The first legs will be played Feb. 13-14 and 20-21 next year, while the return matches will be played March 6-7 and 13-14.

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