Real Madrid vs Liverpool, PSG vs Bayern Munich, Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City vs RB Leipzig, AC Milan vs Tottenham

Real Madrid will face Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 in a rematch of last season’s final.

Madrid beat Liverpool in the 2018 and 2022 finals and the two giants will meet again in February after being paired in Monday’s draw, which also pitted Paris Saint-Germain against Bayern Munich. It’s a rematch of the 2020 final, won by the Germans.

PSG have secured a draw at this stage for the second consecutive season. The French champion’s quest for a maiden European title ended in March with Karim Benzema’s stunning late hat-trick for eventual champion Madrid.

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PSG were left unseeded in that draw and exposed to face Bayern as a stoppage-time goal for Benfica in a 6-1 win at Maccabi Haifa last week meant the Portuguese club was at the head of his group.

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema celebrate. (Getty)

Benfica were rewarded on Monday with a game against Club Brugge, the team ranked 15th in the draw.

The lowest-ranked side AC Milan will be at home to Tottenham in the first leg of their return to the Champions League round of 16 after a nine-year gap.

Manchester City have been paired with Leipzig and Chelsea have been drawn to face Borussia Dortmund in the Premier League vs. Bundesliga clash.

Napoli, the most successful team in the group stage, will face Eintracht Frankfurt, and Inter Milan are at home first against Porto.

Champions League Highlights: Liverpool vs Napoli

Teams from the same country or who played each other in the group stage could not be paired in the round of 16.

The first legs are played from February 14 to 22. The return matches will take place from March 7 to 15.

The unusually long wait of over three months between the group stage and the knockout stage was caused by the World Cup in Qatar which took place in November and December.

The congested season meant the six-round group stage started earlier than usual in September and was completed in just nine weeks.


RB Leipzig v Manchester City

Club Brugge vs SL Benfica

Liverpool v Real Madrid

AC Milan v Tottenham

Eintracht Frankfurt v Napoli

Borussia Dortmund v Chelsea

Inter Milan v FC Porto

Paris Saint Germain v Bayern Munich

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