Manchester United have been drawn against seven-time European champions AC Milan in the draw for the first knockout stage of this season’s Champions League.
The heavyweight pairing throws up the prospect of Milan’s David Beckham returning to Old Trafford to play against his former club.
Beckham, who is on loan at Milan from LA Galaxy, was part of United’s Champions League winning side in 1999.
Friday’s draw in Nyon in Switzerland also threw together English Premier League leaders Chelsea against Inter Milan, who are coached by Jose Mourinho, who led the Blues to back-to-back titles during his spell in England.
Defending champions Barcelona will need to beat Bundesliga Stuttgart over two legs to reach the quarterfinals, while Spanish rivals Real Madrid were drawn against French powerhouses Lyon.
The third English side in the draw, Arsenal, have been paired with Portuguese champions Porto.
Other ties see Greek champions Olympiakos face their French counterparts Bordeaux, CSKA Moscow of Russia against La Liga hopefuls Sevilla and German giants Bayern Munich against Serie A Fiorentina.
The first leg of the ties will be on February 16 and 17 with the returns on March 9 and 10.
Stuttgart v Barcelona
Olympiacos v Bordeaux
Inter v Chelsea
Bayern v Fiorentina
CSKA Moscow v Sevilla
Lyon v Real Madrid
Porto v Arsenal
Milan v Manchester