Liverpool will face Actual Madrid within the Champions League final 16, in a repeat of final season’s last.
Actual Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Paris in June to win their 14th title, as Vinicius Junior’s winner ended Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of lifting the Champions League for the second time as supervisor.
Tottenham will play Italian champions AC Milan of their first Champions League knockout match in three seasons, Chelsea have been paired with Borussia Dortmund whereas Manchester Metropolis additionally drew German opposition in RB Leipzig.
Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain should face Bayern Munich and in-form Napoli have been handed a tie in opposition to Europe League winners Eintracht Frankfurt. Inter Milan tackle Porto as the opposite Portuguese aspect within the draw, Benfica, play Membership Brugge.
However the rematch of final season’s last was the choose of the ties, and provides Liverpool an opportunity for revenge in opposition to the Spanish champions. Actual Madrid additionally defeated Klopp’s Liverpool within the 2018 last, whereas Carlo Ancelotti’s staff knocked out Liverpool within the 2020/21 season on the quarter-final stage.
The Reds have been the one Premier League staff to come back second of their group this season, with Klopp’s aspect ending behind Napoli, that means they might play a seeded opponent within the knockouts. Holders Actual Madrid, who additionally beat PSG, Chelsea and Metropolis on their title successful marketing campaign final season, have been the staff to keep away from in pot one.
Liverpool’s run to the Champions League last final season got here as a part of their quadruple bid, solely to lose out on the Premier League title to Manchester Metropolis and undergo defeat to Madrid in Paris.
Since then, Liverpool have struggled domestically however a few of their finest performances have are available in Europe – other than the 4-1 defeat to Napoli of their opening fixture that finally sealed their destiny.
Liverpool shall be at Anfield within the first leg earlier than travelling to the Bernabeu within the return fixture.
The last-16 first legs will happen throughout 14-15 and 21-22 February, with the second legs set to be performed over 7-8 and 14-15 March.
Full Champions League final 16 draw
RB Leipzig vs Manchester Metropolis
Membership Brugge vs Benfica
Liverpool vs Actual Madrid
AC Milan vs Tottenham
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli
Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea
Inter Milan vs Porto
PSG vs Bayern Munich
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