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UCL Draw: Chelsea play Atletico Madrid, Liverpool face RB Leipzig

UCL Draw: Chelsea play Atletico Madrid, Liverpool face RB Leipzig

Chelsea have been handed a tricky and tough Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid, while Liverpool play last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig in a place for the quarter-finals of the competition.

Atletico, who knocked out Liverpool in last season’s round of 16, had to wait until the last round of fixtures to qualify from the group stage but have been impressive in LaLiga with only one defeat in 11 matches.

Manchester City will face Borussia Monchengladbach, who are in the last 16 for the first time since 1978.

Holders Bayern Munich face Italian side Lazio, who are in the knockout stage for the first time in 20 years.

Barcelona face Paris St-Germain in arguably the tie of the round, a repeat of their 2017 classic.

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Paris Saint-Germain will be hoping to repeat their heroics from the previous UEFA Champions League season, where they reached the final, and lost to Bayern Munich.

On that occasion the French side won 4-0 in the first leg but Barcelona completed a stunning 6-1 home win to advance.

PSG forward Neymar, injured against Lyon on Sunday, scored twice for Barcelona in the last two minutes of that dramatic comeback – for Barcelona. The Brazilian recently said he wants Barca great Lionel Messi to join him in Paris next season.

Real Madrid will face Atalanta. Europa League winners Sevilla were paired against Borussia Dortmund

All three Premier League teams will be away for the first leg before having home advantage for the return matches.

The first legs will be spread across two midweeks, taking place on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, with the second legs on 9, 10, 16 and 17 March.

 

Champions League last 16 Draw

Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City

Lazio v Bayern Munich

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea

RB Leipzig v Liverpool

Porto v Juventus

Barcelona v Paris St-Germain

Sevilla v Borussia Dortmund 

Atalanta v Real Madrid