UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League was made at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon earlier on Monday.

Borussia Monchengladbach were the first team drawn from the unseeded pot and they have been paired alongside Manchester City for the round of 16. The German outfit have met the Cityzens on four occasions in the group stage since 2015. The Premier League side have had the clear upper hand with three wins and one draw.

Elsewhere, Barcelona have been drawn alongside Paris Saint-Germain which should be a blockbuster encounter. They will face each other for the first time since 2017 when the Blaugrana came from a 4-0 round of 16 first-leg deficit in Paris to register a stunning 6-1 victory. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was in the opposition ranks that night and starred with two goals, one assist and won a penalty as well.

Lazio have a tough challenge on their hands with a double-legged tie against holders Bayern Munich. The German champions have been in stellar form in Europe and they had won 15 games on the bounce before the 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid on Matchday 6, where a number of regulars were given a break.

Atletico will be up against familiar opposition in Chelsea. Since 2009, they have faced each other on six occasions in the competition and the Blues have had a slight advantage with two wins to one. Diego Simeone’s side have been in splendid league form with seven wins from the previous eight games and they are no longer considered as dark horses.

Meanwhile, RB Leipzig will entertain 2018/19 European champions Liverpool. The Bundesliga outfit are unpredictable with their displays, but they have excelled against English opposition and have won three of their four matches in the competition. Liverpool, meanwhile, have a stellar record against German sides and have remained unbeaten in 18 games. Their last loss came way back in 1978.

Portuguese champions Porto have been pitted alongside Serie A holders Juventus. The Bianconeri have dominated the head-to-head with four wins and one draw from their five previous European meetings. They will obviously be the favourites to progress to the quarter-final stage, but Porto will be aiming to spring a surprise.

Sevilla will come up against Borussia Dortmund, who recently parted ways with their manager after a run of three winless league games. They have missed the services of top-scorer Erling Haaland due to injury, but he should be available for the last 16 showdown. Julen Lopetegui’s side, on the other hand, have impressed with their team work and it could be a tough tie to call.

Finally, Atalanta have been paired alongside Real Madrid. The Serie A outfit are an exciting attacking side and they beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield last month without conceding a single shot on target. Los Blancos recently escaped a shock group stage exit and will have to play at their best to overcome Atalanta, who nearly reached the semi-finals in their debut campaign last term.

One big name missing from the draw was Manchester United, who were dumped into the Europa League thanks to a last-day defeat to RB Leipzig. The Europa League draw has been covered in more details by our friends at the Football Blog, and is filled with some big names too with Arsenal, Tottenham, AC Milan, Ajax and PSV all featuring.

Here is the final round of 16 draw

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City

Lazio vs Bayern Munich

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool

Porto vs Juventus

Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain

Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund

Atalanta vs Real Madrid

Stats from Transfermarkt.com and Worldfootball.net