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Genuine Madrid will enjoy Manchester Town in the Champions League round of 16, and holders Liverpool will confront Atletico Madrid.

The attract in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday brought up some interesting ties, with the heavyweight clashes amongst England’s and Madrid’s best clubs arguably the select of the bunch.

Jurgen Klopp’s men, who conquer Tottenham 2- in the closing last year to elevate the trophy for a sixth time, will return to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atleti, though Pep Guardiola’s Town deal with a tough exam in opposition to 13-time winners Genuine Madrid.

Barcelona and then Bayern Munich.

“It can be a tough one,” said Manchester City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain. “True Madrid are the finest. We want to be the greatest, so we have to check out and defeat them. It is really usually a enjoyment to perform against Actual Madrid. We know them really well. They know our supervisor.”

Chelsea will meet Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 ultimate, when Blues manager Frank Lampard lifted the trophy as captain. Borussia Dortmund will facial area Paris Saint-Germain, with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel returning to experience his former club.

Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern’s sporting director, stated: “Chelsea have accomplished extremely effectively with their younger gamers. It is really an appealing tie. We accept the challenge, of training course, and want to go as a result of.”

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer additional: “We’re fired up to go to London we have some superior recollections there. Chelsea are hazardous crew. We will need to take them significantly and with focus. Of training course, we want to go through to the up coming spherical.”

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CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke referred to as Dortmund’s clash with PSG “fifty-fifty,” when the Ligue one side’s sporting director, Leonardo, informed RMC: “It is generally tricky. If it had been another staff, my speech could perfectly have been the identical as it is now. In the latter phases of the Champions League, you can appear up from anyone — groups that are usually tough. Borussia are a aspect that plays. True, however, the scenario is a very good a person. We have the mentor who appreciates the ambiance and the crew properly. It will be particular for him.”

Lyon facial area Juventus, though Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham were being drawn in opposition to Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig. In other places, debutants Atalanta will meet up with Valencia and Napoli will enjoy Barcelona.

“It really is a hard draw. There will be a terrific ambiance at their stadium for the 1st leg. You never ever know how the two groups will be when the games occur around,” Barca mentor Ernesto Valverde mentioned.

“There will be a fierce environment at a stadium the place the supporters are correct on best of you. We are utilised to enjoying in these atmospheres and it will be awesome to see every little thing that is produced all around this activity in Naples.”

Atalanta’s area in the knockout spherical is a surprise in alone, with the Serie A aspect heading by immediately after failing to earn any of their opening 4 matches in the team stage.

For the initially time in Champions League historical past, all 16 teams in the knockout stages are from the best 5 ranked leagues in Europe: England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

The very first legs will be played on Feb. eighteen and 19 and Feb. 25 and 26, with the return legs on March ten and 11 and March seventeen and 18.

The last is on Could thirty in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Total Attract

Borussia Dortmund vs. Paris Saint-Germain
Serious Madrid vs. Manchester City
Atalanta vs. Valencia
Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool
Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich
Lyon vs. Juventus
Tottenham vs. RB Leipzig
Napoli vs. Barcelona

Round OF 16 Draw CALENDAR IN Entire

Tuesday, Feb. eighteen, 2020

Borussia Dortmund vs. PSG

Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Atalanta vs. Valencia

Tottenham vs. RB Leipzig

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Napoli vs. Barcelona

Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Authentic Madrid vs. Manchester Metropolis

Lyon vs. Juventus

Tuesday, March 10

Valencia vs. Atalanta

RB Leipzig vs. Tottenham

Wednesday, March eleven

PSG vs. Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid

Tuesday, March 17

Manchester Town vs. Serious Madrid

Juventus vs. Lyon

Wednesday, March 18

Barcelona vs. Napoli

Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea

Data from Reuters was applied in this report.