Champions League last-16 draw :Premium league sides given tough assignments

Defending champions Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid and Chelsea face to face with Lewandolski’s Bayarn munchen in a repeat of the 2012 final.

Recap:Chelsea’s only Champions League title came against Bayern when they prevailed 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena in 2012.

Liverpool will have to be at their best form to deal with Atlético, who is always hard to beat. The European champions have the second leg at Anfield, but Diego Simeone’s team has a history of altering the odds in Europe.

Tottenham, who finished second behind Bayern in their group, will be relieved to have avoided one of the heavyweights.

However, José Mourinho cannot afford to underestimate Leipzig. Julian Nagelsman’s team is at the top of the Bundesliga and has an attack led by one of the best young strikers in Europe, Timo Werner.

Moreever; Guardiola will book the ticket back to Spain for City’s first leg against Real Madrid, with the Premier League side having home advantage in the second leg.

The two side met in the semi-finals draw of the 2015/16 championship competition, with the spanish giant Real Madrid winning 1-0 on aggregate on their way to the championship crown.

Five-time winners Barcelona take on Napoli, Borussia Dortmund will play Paris Saint-Germain and Serie A champions Juventus face Lyon.

Italian club Atalanta, who qualified for the competition for the first time, will take on former finalists Valencia.

Last-16 draw in full

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Atalanta v Valencia

Atlético Madrid v Liverpool

Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain

Chelsea v Bayern Munich

Lyon v Juventus

Napoli v Barcelona

Real Madrid v Manchester City

Tottenham v RB Leipzig


The first legs are scheduled for 18/19/25 or 26 February
Second legs will be 10/11/17 or 18 March

Champions League knockout stage legs as scheduled
February 18/19 & 25/26: Round of 16 – first leg

March 10/11 & 17/18: Round of 16 – second leg

April 7/8: Quarter-finals – first leg

April 14/15: Quarter-finals – second leg

April 28/29: Semi-finals – first leg


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