UEFA Champions League Round of 16 out now: Barcelona to face PSG, holders Bayern to require on Lazio

 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 out now: Barcelona to face PSG, holders Bayern to require on Lazio

Barcelona will face Paris St Germain and former striker Neymar while title holders Bayern Munich are up against Italy’s Lazio within the last 16 of the Champions League after UEFA’s draw was persisted Monday.

The clash of Lionel Messi and Barca with last year’s runners-up PSG may be a repeat of their remarkable meeting at an equivalent stage in 2017 when Barca overcame a 4-0 first leg loss to beat the French club 6-1 in Spain.

Bayern will start as favourites in their tie but are going to be wary of Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio team who have reached this stage for the primary time in 20 years.

“Lazio are an uncomfortable opponent, you saw that within the group,” said Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. “It is usually uncomfortable against Italian teams.”

Premier League champions Liverpool will play last year’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig creating a match-up between Germany’s most highly rated young coach Julian Nagelsmann of Leipzig with Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp, the country’s favorite coach.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last ten matches against German teams altogether European competitions, a run going back to 2002.

Real Madrid face Serie A club Atalanta while Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea and Manchester City will combat Borussia Moenchengladbach, who are within the last 16 for the primary time within the Champions League era.

Italian champions Juventus will face Porto, a game where Cristiano Ronaldo will return to his homeland Portugal.

The two legged ties are going to be played from February 16.

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