UCL Draw revealed: Reds’ delight, powerhouses clash

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS

FOOTBALL: Two of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain will fail to make it through to the Champions League quarter-finals, following the Round of 16 draw.

Real Madrid was drawn to face PSG in the round of 16, with Chelsea to play Barcelona.

The former match-up will see Cristiano Ronaldo's defending champions face big-spending PSG's Neymar.

Meanwhile, Liverpool enjoyed a stroke of luck, with Jurgen Klopp's side to face FC Porto in the Round of 16.

The Reds could have been drawn against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Juventus, but will instead face the Portuguese side.

Liverpool eliminated FC Porto in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup quarter-finals and are unbeaten in all four matches against them.

Manchester United also dodged Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Juventus in drawing Sevilla, as did Manchester City, who will face FC Basel.

Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur will meet for the first time in a European competition, while Basel and Manchester City will also meet for the first time in a European competition.

UCL Round of 16 Draw:

The full UCL Round of 16 draw
The full UCL Round of 16 draw

Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur

FC Basel v Manchester City

FC Porto v Liverpool

Sevilla v Manchester United

Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain

FC Shakhtar Donetsk v AS Roma

Chelsea v Barcelona

Bayern Munich v Besiktas


Arsene Wenger's Arsenal will face Swedish club Östersunds FK in the Europa League Round of 32.

Meanwhile, Socceroos star Tom Rogic's Celtic will face FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Europa League.


Seeded Champions League group winners will be away in the first legs on February 14-15 and 21-22. They will play at home in the second leg on March 7-8 and 14-15.

The Europa League games will take place on February 16 and February 23, with the seeded teams at home for the second leg.

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