The English will meet the Spaniards for a remake of the last Champions League final in the next round of 16.
The magic of the Champions League. Apart from PSG-Bayern Munich, the plateau of the round of 16 is already salivating. Liverpool will reunite with Real Madrid for a remake of the last Champions League final. Title won by the people of Madrid at the Stade de France (1-0), during an evening marred by serious incidents and organizational problems around the enclosure. A poster that is already dreaming between Jürgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti, but also with Karim Benzema, the very recent Ballon d’Or 2022.
« It’s the rehearsal of the last final, between two historic teamsplants Emilio Butragueno, director of institutional relations of Real Madrid. It will be an electric double-confrontation, fascinating for the supporters. No doubt it will be an exciting double-header, and we will do our best to be present in the quarter-finals draw. (…) We are going to play in February, it’s a team of champions, they have a stadium that pushes them a lot… It will be a very difficult opponent. But we are Real Madrid, everyone knows what this competition means to us».
AC Milan-Tottenham, Giroud will challenge Lloris
In the other meetings, PSG will (again) have an appointment with Bayern Munich, the Germans of RB Leipzig will challenge Manchester City and its prodigy Erling Haaland, while Borussia Dortmund will face Chelsea and AC Milan will meet Tottenham. Expected reunion between Olivier Giroud and Hugo Lloris, two friends in the France team and two opponents next February.
Benfica, first ahead of PSG in the group stage, inherits Belgians from Bruges
Less flashy but more open posters between the amazing Club Brugge and the Portuguese Benfica, or even between Eintracht Frankfurt, holders of the Europa League, and Naples, one of the most in-form teams on the continent. Finally, Inter Milan will challenge FC Porto. The round of 16 of C1 are scheduled from February 14 to 22 for the first legs, and from March 7 to 15 for the return legs. At 6 p.m., UEFA will communicate on the precise schedule of matches.
Round of 16 program
RB Leipzig – Manchester City
Club Brugge – Benfica
Liverpool – Real Madrid
AC Milan – Tottenham
Paris SG – Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund – Chelsea
Inter Milan – Porto
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