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Chelsea were pitted with the leaders of La Liga when the draw for the last 16 took place in Nyon on Monday.

Having finished second in their group, the Blues could only be drawn against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or Besiktas.

Madrid pay the price for a slow start to the season that saw them unexpectedly finish runners-up to Tottenham in the group stage.

The first legs will be played on 13/14 and 20/21 February, with the second legs on 6/7 and 13/14 March.

Special guest for the draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyons, Switzerland, was former Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich player Xabi Alonso.

"For the potential of the two teams, luck has worked out this way and one of the two teams will be out at the last 16 stage, which we think is a bit soon taking into account they are two of the contenders for the title", Butragueno told BeIN Sports Spain.

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We've seen some of the great displays the team has put in so far this season. "I think we're ready for that".

Their most recent encounter was the 2011/12 Champions League semi-final which Chelsea won 3-2 on aggregate as they went on to lift the trophy for the first time in their history.

"We know how strong they are after we followed their games against Leipzig".

Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi says that his club will relish the task of taking on Real Madrid in the last-16 stage of the Champions League. "We are very optimistic, we are confident and want to keep going in this competition".

Wide cracks in the relationship between manager and board had begun to show around the end of the transfer window, with the Italian frustrated with the club's inability to bring in his top targets while their Premier League rivals struggled with no such issues.

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