Friday’s draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League pitted Arsenal against Barcelona.
The first leg of the tie will take place at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, February 16 with the return fixture at the Nou Camp on Tuesday, March 8.
Ahead of the games Arsenal.com will keep you updated on the Catalan club's results in our regular 'Euro Watch' feature.
Espanyol 1-5 FC Barcelona
Saturday, December 18
Barcelona won an astonishing tenth straight Spanish Primera Division game with a comprehensive 5-1 thrashing of Espanyol on Saturday evening. Pep Guardiola’s side have now won 14 of their 16 league games this season and played some breathtaking football as their local rivals were put to the sword. Pedro played a neat give-and-go with Lionel Messi before racing clear to put the Catalans ahead with a cool finish after 18 minutes. Xavi lashed home a second from close range 11 minutes later. Messi produced one of his trademark weaving runs from deep and when his shot was too hot for Carlos Kameni to handle, Pedro reacted quickest to tap home his second 15 minutes into the second half. Pablo Osvaldo then made it 3-1 three minutes later with a good finish from inside the area – it was the first goal Barca had conceded in six games. David Villa added a brace late on to ensure Arsenal’s last-16 opponents stay two points clear of nearest rivals Real Madrid.