Champions League Round of 16 draw: Reds face German guns as Messi battles Neymar
The Champions League group stage concluded last week, with the remaining 16 sides now put into sudden-death home-and-away ties.
The first Europa League knockout stage draw will also be held on Monday night, with 32 teams set for do-or-die matchups.
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Paris Saint-Germain, last season’s beaten finalists, will face Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League while Liverpool were paired with RB Leipzig in Monday’s draw.
Bayern Munich, who beat PSG in the 2020 final, play Lazio in the knockout phase while 2012 winners Chelsea have a tough task against Atletico Madrid.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team, still seeking a first Champions League title, must get past Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus will play Portuguese side Porto, winners in 2004, while Real Madrid take on last season’s surprise quarter-finalists Atalanta.
Borussia Monchengladbach v Man City
Lazio v Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea
RB Leipzig v Liverpool
Porto v Juventus
Sevilla v Borussia Dortmund
Barcelona v PSG
Atalanta v Real Madrid
Unseeded teams (group runners-up) are listed first, and will host the first leg of the home-and-away ties.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The eight group winners in the Champions League face the eight runners-up in the round of 16, however teams cannot face another side from their own country or their own group.
MATCH DATES (AEDT)
First legs: 17/18/24/25 February
Second legs: 10/11/17/18 March
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