Messi took to Facebook to express his excitement about the draw

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi joked that he is looking forward to playing against his close friend Sergio Aguero. After being pitted against Manchester City in the last 16 of the Champions League, as he always beats him at FIFA video games. Of course, you can get some FIFA 15 coins to fight all sports atars.

The Premier League champions were drawn against Barcelona for the second consecutive season - losing 4-1 on aggregate last term - after edging second place behind Bayern Munich in their qualifying group.

Messi took to Facebook after the draw was made in Nyon on Monday to express his excitement at the tie and gently tease his childhood friend over his ability with video games. 

Lionel Messi posted a picture and message to Sergio Aguero (left) after the Champions League draw

Manchester City have been drawn against Barcelona for the second consecutive season

Manchester City have been drawn against Barcelona for the second consecutive season

Messi joked that he always got the better of his childhood friend when they play FIFA together

Messi joked that he always got the better of his childhood friend when they play FIFA together

Aguero is currently sidelined with a knee injury - giving him plenty of time to polish his Playstation skills

Aguero is currently sidelined with a knee injury - giving him plenty of time to polish his Playstation skills

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The Argentina international posted a picture of the pair together with a message: 'Looking forward to playing in the next round of the UEFA Champions League. It'll be really nice to face my friend Sergio Aguero as I always beat him at FIFA, but let's see what happens on the pitch.'

Aguero is currently sidelined with a knee ligament but expected to return for the glamour showdown on February 24 and March 18 next year - giving him plenty of time to brush up on his gaming skills.

The tie also brings connections for City's director of football Txiki Begiristain, a former Barca player and director. He said 'I will take the time to visit family, friends, I have a lot of friends there at the club.'

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A screen in the hall at UEFA headquarters in Nyon shows the results of the last 16 draw

A screen in the hall at UEFA headquarters in Nyon shows the results of the last 16 draw

Paris Saint Germain defender David Luiz (top) will come up against his former club Chelsea 

Paris Saint Germain defender David Luiz (top) will come up against his former club Chelsea 

Arsene Wenger was handed a relatively easy draw after Arsenal were pitted against his former club Monaco

Arsene Wenger was handed a relatively easy draw after Arsenal were pitted against his former club Monaco

He labelled the draw itself 'unbelievable', adding: 'Every tie's the same, we had Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow in the group phase, and now we have to deal again with Barcelona.

'Beating Bayern Munich and then beating Roma away, we are confident and will arrive in a good moment to these games.'

In other ties for Premier League sides, league leaders Chelsea will take on big-spending Paris Saint Germain while Arsenal had arguably the easiest draw with Arsene Wenger facing his former club Monaco. 

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