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Champions League draw: David Beckham to make Manchester United return with AC Milan
Published : 18 Dec 2009 11:41:31
In another mouth-watering tie at this morning's draw in Nyon, Jose Mourinho will face his former Chelsea side after Inter Milan were paired with Carlo Ancelotti's team. Arsenal, meanwhile, face a two-legged tie against Porto with all three English clubs playing the first leg of their ties away from home after winning their groups. Related ArticlesChampions League draw: as it happenedEuropa League draw: Liverpool face Unirea UrziceniChampions League: head-to-headsChampions League draw: all you need to knowMan United: Champions League verdictChelsea: Champions League verdictFormer England captain Beckham, who won the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999, had earlier this week revealed his desire to face Sir Alex Ferguson's side in the knockout stages of this year's competition. Beckham joins Milan on a six-month loan deal in January and said: "Since I left (United) in 2003, I have not returned to play at Old Trafford. Seven years have gone by and I would like for that to happen. "Me against Manchester, it would be beautiful, wouldn't it?" Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes his old side have a great chance of winning this year's trophy despite being paired with Inter Milan. "I do fancy Chelsea," he said. "Obviously it's a big tie but this competition is about playing against the best. If you want to win this competition you have to be able to beat teams like this. "Carlo Ancelotti came to Chelsea to bring this trophy, they want to win this competition and it doesn't matter who is in front of them." As for the return of the 'Special One', Hasselbaink said: "Mourinho is absolutely loved at Chelsea. "He's going to get an absolutely magnificent reception but Chelsea still have to win." Arsenal secretary David Miles, meanwhile, has said Arsene Wenger will be satisfied to face Porto. "I think he will be relatively pleased," he said. "We have played Porto three times in four seasons so they are a team we know well." In other ties, defending champions Barcelona take on Stuttgart, Fiorentina, conquerors of Liverpool's group, face a tough test against Bayern Munich and Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid face Lyon. Last 16 draw: Stuttgart v Barcelona Olympiacos v Bordeaux Inter Milan v Chelsea Bayern Munich v Fiorentina CSKA Moscow v Sevilla Lyon v Real Madrid Porto v Arsenal AC Milan v Manchester United First legs to be played on 16/17 and 23/24 February with the second legs scheduled for 9/10 and 16/17 March.