Turkish Galatasaray to face Chelsea in Round of 16 of Champions League

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Galatasaray will need to negotiate a difficult tie against Jose Mourinho and Chelsea in the Round of 16 Champions League if it is to equal its feat of appearing in the tournament's quarterfinals for the second straight year after it was drawn to face the 2012 champions in the knockout round draw in Switzerland Hurriyet Daily News reported .

Mourinho's Real Madrid eliminated the Lions in the quarterfinals of last year's competition, and the famous Portuguese coach had expressed his desire to draw Galatasaray in the Round of 16 in this year's tournament so that he could again face one of his most famous protégés, Ivorian legend Didier Drogba.

Galatasaray will start the knockout stage at home in late February before traveling in early March for the away leg at Stamford Bridge in London.

The other draws are as follows: Barcelona-Manchester City, Manchester-United-Olympiakos, Atletico Madrid-AC Milan, PSG-Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid-Schalke, Borussia Dortmund-Zenit St. Petersburg and Bayern Munich-Arsenal.

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