The draw for the Champions League round of 16 was made this morning with the tie of the round undoubtedly the clash of European heavyweights Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges were the last British team drawn out and were guaranteed to play Bayern by the time it came around. Klopp has a history with the German kingpins as he led a Borussia Dortmund to the Champions League final where they were beaten by the ‘Bavarians’.
Manchester United face the difficult prospect of going to PSG in the last 16. PSG are 10 points clear in Ligue 1 and with Neymar and Mbappé in their ranks, they will surely be favourites going in against Jose Mourinho’s struggling United.
Tottenham Hotspur, buoyed by their point at the Nou Camp last week which ensured qualification, have been drawn against Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in what will be a very difficult tie for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Premier League leaders, Manchester City, were drawn against German side Schalke in a tie that will no doubt have put a smile on Pep Guardiola’s face.
Atletico Madrid – who will host this year’s final – will welcome Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in a tie that will have fans’ mouths watering.
Elsewhere, champions Real Madrid will face Ajax in the next round, whilst old rivals Barcelona take on French side, Lyon.
The final tie making up the 2019 round of 16 sees Roma take on Porto in a clash that could see either side progress to the quarterfinals.
The Champions League Draw in full:
Schalke v Manchester City
Atletico Madrid v Juventus
Manchester United v PSG
Tottenham Hotspurs v Borussia Dortmund
Lyon v Barcelona
Roma v Porto
Ajax v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Bayern Munich
The first leg of the last 16 ties will be played across the 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th of February, with the return fixtures scheduled for the 5th, 6th, 12th, & 13th of March.