All set for the champions league round of 16 clashes. As the teams who progressed from the group stage got to know their opponents on Monday.
Following Monday’s draw, defending champions Bayern Munich will face Italian side Lazio, who are in the knockout stage for the first time in 20 years.
Liverpool, the 2019 champions, are up against last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Frank Lampard, who was on target in 2009 when Chelsea beat Atletico, will lead the Blues against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
Pep Guadiola’s Manchester City, who are still searching for champions league glory, will have to make it past German side Borussia Monchengladbach. The latter are in the last 16 for the first time since 1978.
In what will most likely be the most anticipated tie of the round, Barcelona will trade tackles Paris St-Germain in arguably the round’s connection, a repeat of their 2017 classic.
On that occasion, the French side won 4-0 in the first leg, but Barcelona completed a stunning 6-1 home win to advance.
Juventus are up against Porto, while Real Madrid will battle it out with last season’s surprise semi-finalists, Atalanta.
All three Premier League teams will be away for the first leg before having home advantage for the return matches.
The first legs will be spread across two midweeks, taking place on 16, 17, 23, and 24 February, with the second legs on 9, 10, 16, and 17 March.
Bayern Munich, who beat PSG last season’s final, has a good run in the competition so far and is already being tagged favorites to retain their title. Still, in the Champions League, everyone is the Champion. So, which tie are you looking forward to?
Champions League last-16 draw
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City
Lazio vs. Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool
Porto vs. Juventus
Barcelona vs. Paris St-Germain
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund
Atalanta vs. Real Madrid