The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League is complete. Liverpool vs Real Madrid replay final!
The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League was held in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday (7/11) at 18.00 WIB. Hamit Altintop as the legend of Turkish football where the Champions League final this season was held there, had the opportunity to shuffle the lottery ball.
There were two big matches in the last 16 of the Champions League this season. One of them Liverpool vs Real Madrid!
Yes, this is a replay of last year’s Champions League final. At that time, Real Madrid won 1-0 in a match held at the Stade de France in May. The scorer was Vinicius Jr who maximized Valverde’s pass.
Vinicius Jr scored Madrid’s winner over Liverpool in last season’s final (Photo: Offside via Getty Images/Simon Stacpoole/Offside)
Indeed, the Liverpool vs Real Madrid duel is full of history. Three times the two teams have met in the Champions League final!
The first meeting when the format was still called the Champions Cup was in 1981. At that time, the Reds won through Alan Kennedy’s goal.
Then in the 2018 Champions League final, Real Madrid faced Liverpool in Kiev. Madrid won with a score of 3-1.
Benzema scored after ‘repelling’ Karius’ bait. Sadio Mane had time to reduce the gap, but two beautiful goals from Gareth Bale sealed the victory for Los Blancos.
The Champions League last 16 will take place on 15-16 February and 22-23 February 2023 for the first legs, while the second legs will take place on 8-9 March and 15-16 March 2023.