UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Draw Announced
Written by MAX FM on December 14, 2020
Liverpool will take on RB Leipzig in the last-16 of the Champions League, Chelsea face Atletico Madrid and Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will take on Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain.
Sevilla’s meeting with Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid’s clash with Atalanta complete the fixture list for the first knockout round.
The standout contest at this stage of elite European competition will see Barcelona face PSG.
Ronald Koeman’s side could only muster a runner-up finish in their group, meaning that they always ran the risk of being paired with a continental heavyweight.
Another star-studded encounter involving a La Liga giant will see Atletico Madrid face off against Chelsea.
The Blues have spent big in an effort to become serious contenders and will get the chance against Athletico.
Liverpool will line up against RB Leipzig eager to repeat their run to the semi-finals of this event.
Jurgen Klopp’s side reached back-to-back finals in 2018 and 2019, emerging victorious in the latter, and will have their sights set on more major silverware despite enduring injury struggles this term.
Juventus must also be considered among the favourites to go all the way.
They will not have things all their own way against Porto but will feel that the draw has been kind to them.
Manchester City, who are yet to enjoy continental success under Pep Guardiola, but Monchengladbach will be eyeing an upset.
Atalanta will need to raise their game again in order to see off Real Madrid.
Finally, Bayern Munich will be reluctant to relinquish their grip on a trophy that formed part of a treble triumph for them last season, with Lazio – who have reached the knockout stages for the first time in two decades – next to block their path.
Champions League last-16 draw in full:
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City
Lazio vs Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool
Porto vs Juventus
Barcelona vs PSG
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund
Atalanta vs Real Madrid
The first legs of the last-16 ties will be played in March 2021.