Liverpool handed return to Spain in Champions League round of 16

Date published: Monday 16th December 2019 11:22 - Matthew Briggs

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Defending champions Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 next year.

The holders, one of eight seeded teams having won their qualifying group, will play the away leg first and have home advantage in the return.

The draw was made in Nyon on Monday morning and Jurgen Klopp’s men start the knockout phase in the stadium where they won the title last summer. The Reds will travel to the Wanda Metropolitano before the return leg at Anfield a week later.

Jose Mourinho’s first taste of Champions League knockout football with Spurs will be against Red Bull Leipzig. Mourinho’s men will be at home first before travelling to Germany a week later.

Frank Lampard will venture into the knockout stages with two ties against German champions Bayern Munich; the first of which will be at Stamford Bridge.

And the favourites Man City have been drawn against Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid. They will face Real in the Bernabeu first before the return leg in Manchester a week later.


Full draw: 

Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid v Man City

Atalanta v Valencia

Atletico Madrid v Liverpool

Chelsea v Bayern Munich

Lyon v Juventus

Tottenham v Red Bull Leipzig

Napoli v Barcelona



Key Dates:

February 18/19 & 25/26: Round of 16 – first leg

March 10/11 & 17/18: Round of 16 – second leg

April 7/8: Quarter-finals – first leg

April 14/15: Quarter-finals – second leg

April 28/29: Semi-finals – first leg

May 5/6: Semi-finals – second leg

May 30: Final, Istanbul

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