Full Champions Round Of 16 Schedule, Fixtures And Dates: Chelsea get the toughest pick of the Premier League clubs with the side drawn up against Atletico Madrid
The Champions League round of 16 draw conducted at the UEFA headquarters housed in Lyon on Monday have thrown our way some intriguing matchups. From Chelsea being drawn up with Atletico Madrid and PSG and Barcelona going at loggerheads, the impending round of matches in the marquee tournament promising to make for enthralling viewing.
The draw which was held in the presence of Giorgio Marchetti, Deputy General Secretary of UEFA and Stephane Chapuisat, a player who shown for Switzerland and Borussia Dortmund began with tributes being crooned for Liverpool’s recently departed manager, Gerard Houllier.
Marchetti said while speaking about Gerard, “He greatly contributed to European football, our thoughts are with his family.”
Champions League Draw
Ensuing the heartfelt condolences, the draw which featured 16 sides saw the partaking teams being broken down into two groups. The club toppers were grouped in the seeded category while the second placed club was bundled under the unseeded category with clubs from either group sparring in the next group.
As per the guidelines embedded by UEFA, no team from the same country or league could faceoff against each other at this stage with the seeded team getting to play its second match of the double-header at home.
Round of 16 draw in full
- Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester 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
Round of 16 draw ✔️
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Given the manner in which PSG and Barcelona’s showdown have unravelled in the competition across the last set of matches the two have played, this contest emerges as the standout encounter from the draw. Also, with Neymar pushing hard for Messi to join him at the French club, the intrigue surrounding the clash is set to make it an intoxicating brew.
Leonardo, Paris sporting director: “We’ve played a lot against Barcelona in the last few years. What can you do? This team has a great tradition, it won’t be easy to play them in the round of 16, but it’s always the same in the Champions League. In order to go all the way, when you have ambitious aims, you have to face teams of that calibre. So, that’s why we’ll once again have to play a big match in the Champions League round of 16.”
The round of 16 will feature eight clubs represent the Bundesliga and La Liga, three clubs from the Serie A and Premier League.
Bayern (GER, Group A)
Real Madrid (ESP, Group B)
Manchester City (ENG, Group C)
Liverpool (ENG, Group D)
Chelsea (ENG, Group E)
Borussia Dortmund (GER, Group F)
Juventus (ITA, Group G)
Paris (FRA, Group H)
Atlético (ESP, Group A)
Borussia Monchengladbach (GER, Group B)
Porto (POR, Group C)
Atalanta (ITA, Group D)
Sevilla (ESP, Group E)
Lazio (ITA, Group F)
Barcelona (ESP, Group G)
Leipzig (GER, Group H)
When will UCL round of 16 be Played ?
The first round of the fixtures will be held on February 16 and 17 while the return leg clashes will be conducted on March 9 and 10, 2021.
Where to watch UCL round of 16 matches ?
The matches will be telecasted live in India on the Sony network’s group of sports channels which include Sony Ten 1,2,Six/HD along with being broadcasted on SonyLIV.