- Live updates as Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool get tough draws in Champions League last 16, while Spurs draw RB Leipzig. UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw Table. Champions League Knockout stage.
BACK TO THE WANDA!
With Liverpool going back to the Wanda Metropolitano sooner than they’d thought after winning in the final there against Spurs in June.
Will it help Liverpool? Stephen Warnockthinks this is a different animal…
“I think Klopp is one of those managers who puts things in the past, and focuses on the here and now. They’ll just be looking to get a result, maybe a draw, and get them back to Anfield.”
‘NOT A BAD TIME TO PLAY REAL’
Speaking on Sky Sports News, former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock says Manchester City should not fear this Real Madrid side…
“I don’t think it’s the same Real team that beat Liverpool in 2018, especially without Cristiano Ronaldo. I think this is a good time to play them, and they may have Aymeric Laporte back.”
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
May 5/6: Semi-finals – second leg
May 30: Final, Istanbul
Wow. Instant reaction is that Spurs have got the best draw of the lot, despite finishing second in their group.
Champions Liverpool have a very tough tie at Atletico, City face Real Madrid, and Chelsea get German champions Bayern!
NAPOLI vs BARCELONA
TOTTENHAM vs RB LEIPZIG
LYON vs JUVENTUS
CHELSEA vs BAYERN MUNICH
ATLETICO MADRID vs LIVERPOOL
ATALANATA vs VALENCIA
REAL MADRID vs MANCHESTER CITY
BORUSSIA DORTMUND vs PSG
There were 308 goals scored in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League Group Stage; the most ever scored in a single stage of the competition.
The previous most was 306 goals, scored in the 2017/18 Group Stage.
As with most UEFA draws, the scheduled start time never tallies with when the first ball is drawn, so for now, a reminder of who the PL sides can face in the last 16…
Chelsea: PSG, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Barcelona, RB Leipzig
Man City: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon
Liverpool: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Lyon, Borussia Dortmund, Atalanta
Tottenham: PSG, Juventus, Barcelona, RB Leipzig, Valencia
HOW DOES THE DRAW WORK?
There will be two seeding pots – one consisting of the eight group winners and the other of the eight runners-up.
No team can play a club from their group – or any side from their own country, meaning there will be no all-Premier League showdown at this stage.
Seeded group winners will play the first leg of the two-legged ties away from home.
Group winners: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, RB Leipzig, Man City, PSG, Liverpool, Valencia
Runners-up: Altetico Madrid, Atalanta, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Napoli, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon