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UEFA Champions League: Last 16 Draw & Fixtures

Manchester City have drawn Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Chelsea will face Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 final.

Defending champions Liverpool have been drawn to face Atletico Madrid, while Tottenham will face RB Leipzig in the first knockout round.

Pep Guardiola will return to Spain for City’s first leg against Real Madrid, with the Premier League side having home advantage in the second leg.

Liverpool return to the Wanda Metripolitano, where they won last season’s final, to face Atletico. Liverpool also have the advantage of having their second leg against Atletico at Anfield, with the first tie being played at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Tottenham to win last season’s final in June.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham will be away from home in their second legs.

Chelsea’s only Champions League title came against Bayern when they prevailed 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena in 2012.

Five-time winners Barcelona take on Napoli, Borussia Dortmund will play Paris Saint-Germain and Serie A champions Juventus face Lyon.

Italian club Atalanta, who qualified for the competition for the first time, will take on former finalists Valencia.

LAST-16 DRAW IN FULL [FIXTURES AND DATES]

Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain (first leg Feb 18, second leg March 11)

Real Madrid vs Manchester City (first leg Feb 26, second leg March 17)

Atalanta vs Valencia (first leg Feb 19, second leg March 10)

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool (first leg Feb 18, second leg March 11)

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich (first leg Feb 25, second leg March 18)

Tottenham vs RB Leipzig (first leg Feb 19, second leg March 10)

Napoli vs Barcelona (first leg Feb 25, second leg March 18)

Busy schedules for English clubs?

Manchester City – Make no mistake, this is a difficult run of fixtures for Pep Guardiola’s side. They face Leicester at the King Power the weekend before a Wednesday trip to the Bernabeu, before hosting Arsenal the weekend after, unless they’re competing in the Carabao Cup final on March 1. The Manchester derby comes the weekend after that at Old Trafford, followed by a clash with Burnley on March 14 at the Etihad, while the second leg against Real at home will come before a weekend trip to Chelsea.

Manchester City have tough fixtures around their two Champions League ties

Liverpool – After going to Atletico on February 18, Liverpool host West Ham on February 22, before going to Watford the following weekend, unless they compete in the Carabao Cup final on March 1. The second leg comes sandwiched in-between a Premier League clash with Bournemouth at Anfield and a Merseyside derby at Everton.

Chelsea – The Blues’ first leg at home against Bayern on February 15 comes after a home clash with Tottenham, and before a trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League. The second leg on March 18 comes after a trip to Aston Villa, and a huge clash with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea face both Tottenham and Manchester City around their ties with Bayern Munich

Tottenham – Spurs’ home first leg with RB Leipzig on February 19 comes just before a trip to Chelsea in the Premier League, while the March 10 second leg is sandwiched in-between a trip to Burnley and a clash with Manchester United at home, while there is possible FA Cup fifth round participation on March 4.

Champions League knockout Stage – The 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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