Al-Khelaifi: PSG eager to face Barca

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is looking forward to the Champions League clash with European heavyweights Barcelona.

The Champions League last-16 draw paired off the two sides, and Al-Khelaifi insists PSG will be ready to take on the massive challenge of facing the Catalans.

"Once again we have drawn FC Barcelona, a team we have a great deal of respect for. We played against them 6 times in the last 4 seasons so this is becoming a classic UEFA Champions League fixture," he told PSG's official website.

"Barcelona are a team that our Spanish coach and players know well and we are excited about the prospect of facing them.

"It will be two great matches and we will be ready for them at the Parc des Princes in February. With our fans behind us we are confident of progressing through to the next round of UEFA Champions League."

Barca are four-time Champions League winners, while PSG have never progressed past the quarterfinal stage.