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UCL Draw: City face Real Madrid, Liverpool draw Atletico, Chelsea play Bayern

UCL Draw: City face Real Madrid, Liverpool draw Atletico, Chelsea play Bayern

Premier League Champions Manchester City have drawn 12-time Champions League holder Real Madrid, while holders Liverpool face tough test against Atletico Madrid and Chelsea take on Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur side will face RB Leipzig,  Borussia Dortmund will play Paris St-Germain (PSG) and Napoli take on Barcelona.

The first legs will be played on 18, 19, 25 and 26 February with the return matches on 10, 11, 17 and 18 March.

City’s tie with Real features the first competitive meeting between multiple Champions League-winning managers Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane.

Pep Guardiola will return to Spain for City’s first leg against Real Madrid, with the Premier League side having home advantage in the second leg.

Man City and Real Madrid last met in the semi-finals of the 2015/16 Champions League, with Madrid winning 1-0 on aggregate on their way to the title.

 

The Frenchman won the competition three times in a row with Los Blancos from 2016 while Guardiola claimed it with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

Liverpool also have the advantage of having their second leg against Atletico at Anfield, with the first tie being played at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Tottenham to win last season’s final in June.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham will be away from home in their second legs.

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.

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

Borussia Dortmund v Paris St-Germain

Real Madrid v Manchester City

Atalanta v Valencia

Atletico Madrid v Liverpool

Chelsea v Bayern Munich

Lyon v Juventus

Tottenham v RB Leipzig

Napoli v Barcelona

Last-16 first legs

18 February: Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid v Liverpool

19 February: Atalanta v Valencia, Tottenham v RB Leipzig

25 February: Chelsea v Bayern Munich, Napoli v Barcelona

26 February: Real Madrid v Manchester City, Lyon v Juventus

7, 8 April: Quarter-finals first leg

14, 15 April: Quarter-finals second leg

28, 29 April: Semi-finals first leg

5, 6 May: Semi-finals second leg

30 May: Final

The final will take place at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, the ground where Liverpool won the epic 2005 final against AC Milan when they came back from three down to draw 3-3 and win on penalties.