Champions League last 16 fixtures confirmed including RB Leipzig vs Liverpool

The Premier League’s remaining Champions League contenders, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, have all been handed tricky ties in the last 16 of this year’s competition.

All three were group winners and subsequently seeded for Monday’s draw in Nyon, but none will be taking their opponents for granted when the knockout stages roll around in February.

It is perhaps Frank Lampard’s Chelsea who have the trickiest assignment of all, after being paired with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish side have impressed this term, currently joint-top of La Liga, with Joao Felix and Luis Suarez providing the cutting edge to their typically robust and obdurate defence.

And Los Rojiblancos will no doubt test the mettle of the Blues, as they seek to go further than the last 16, where they fell to eventual winners Bayern Munich last season.

Pep Guardiola’s City were the first group winners selected, handed an encounter with Borussia Monchengladbach, Marco Rose’s impressive side.

Gladbach destroyed Shakhtar Donetsk twice in the group stage, and subsequently ushered Inter Milan into the Europa League as they finished second to Real Madrid in their group.

But it has caught Simeone out as he was planning to play Partey alongside Lucas Torreira regularly
Diego Simeone stands in Chelsea’s way

Liverpool will also be off to Germany handed the task of seeing off Manchester United’s conquerors, RB Leipzig.

Julian Nagelsmann will pit his wits against Jurgen Klopp, with the Reds looking to reclaim the trophy that they won in 2019, taking on a side they’ve never previously face.

However, RBL were semi-finalists last season – destroying Tottenham 4-0 at the last 16 stage – and their attack-minded, tactically creative young side shouldn’t be overlooked.

Klopp’s side had won their group

Elsewhere, holders Bayern Munich will face Italian side Lazio, who have reached the knockout stages for the first time since 2000, while Paris Saint-Germain meet Barcelona.

Sevilla will take on Borussia Dortmund, who this weekend sacked head coach Lucien Favre, while Real Madrid face Atalanta and Cristiano Ronaldo heads back to Portugal, as Juventus face Porto.

Who will take the trophy this year?

The first legs of matches will be played on February 16/17/23/24.

The second legs will take place on March 9/10/16/17.

Draw in Full

  • Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City
  • Lazio vs Bayern Munich
  • Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
  • RB Leipzig vs Liverpool
  • Porto vs Juventus
  • Barcelona vs PSG
  • Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund
  • Atalanta vs Real Madrid

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