On Monday December 16, the round of 16 draw took place at Nyon Switzerland to set up some exciting fixtures for the next UCL stage starting in February 2020.
Title holders Liverpool will be heading back to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atlético Madrid for the first leg on February 18.
The Reds will go back to the stadium where they won their CL trophy in June to face Diego Simeone and his team.
Although the holders didn’t have the best of group stage campaign, they will be hoping to edge past ATM in the bid to defend their title.
Atlético Madrid will not be a walk over for the champions and is truly a game that could go either way.
On the same day, Paris Saint-Germain will make the trip to Signal Iduna Park in hope of getting an advantage over Borussia Dortmund for the first leg.
With both sides’ attack at their best, it might take an excellent defensive performance for a team to go through ahead of the other, if Keylor Navas keeps up the amazing form from the group stage, PSG might actually have a shot at progressing!
First time qualifiers Atlanta BC will host Valencia at the Stadio Atletic Azzurri d’ Italia on February 19 while Los Ches will welcome Atlanta to the Mestalla for the return leg.
Tottenham will be at home for the first leg against RB Leipzig.
Although the North London club hasn’t been at their best this season, having an experienced coach like José Mourinho should come in handy for Spurs.
RB Leipzig are having a fantastic season under Julian Nagelsmann and are the current Bundesliga leaders.
The Red Bulls also finished top of group G and will be quite a test for José Mourinho’s Spurs.
Chelsea drawing against Bayern Munich sparked a lot of conversations as Chelsea’s sole champions league trophy came from defeating Bayern at the Allianz Arena on penalties in 2012.
Bayern maybe looking to take their revenge on Chelsea when they meet at the Stamford Bridge for the first leg of the round of 16 on February 25.
Bayern haven’t been on their best form under interim coach Hans Flick but when you have a Robert Lewandowski and an inform Philipe Coutinho, anything is possible.
The blues have only won one of their last five league games and if they are going to be any threat to Bayern, there is still some time for Frank Lampard to put his team in place ahead of February 25.
Napoli have five times winners Barcelona on their hands as they seek to progress to the quaterfinals.
A lack of experience on the part of new coach Gennaro Gattuso might pose a problem but with two legs of matches to play, it’s anyone’s game to win!
Juventus was drawn with Lyon which many football fans consider a walk over for the Old Lady but Rudi Garcia and Lyon may prove otherwise.
In what is probably the most exciting draw of the round, Pep Guardiola and Manchester City will be making the trip to Santiago Bernabéu stadium to face Zinedine Zidane and his Real Madrid team.
Zinedine Zidane is the first manager to win the UCL in three consecutive seasons and the French man definitely knows a thing or two about advancing past an opponent.
Pep face perhaps his hardest UCL test as City coach but hopefully the return of Aymeric Laporte can help ease the defensive tension and an inform Kevin De Bruyne can always make a huge difference in a match.
The round of 16 promises to be thrilling and of course we will make room for VAR controversial decisions.
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