The UEFA champions league 2020/2021 campaign has been full of drama and undeniable surprises which keeps the most entertaining football league alive in the midst of a terrific year exercising the COVID-19 protocols. Nothing can stop football as long as UEFA is alive. The round of 16 draw result is more than just a captivating drama and you can afford to miss any of these fixtures.
Here are the fixtures from the UEFA champions league draw :
Atalanta vs Real Madrid
In just their second season in the Champions League, Italian side Atalanta will face the competition’s most successful team in Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s side struggled through their group before finishing as group winners on the final day, while Atalanta won each of their three away games – including at Liverpool and Ajax – to qualify from their group.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
Diego Simeone meets Chelsea again, having knocked them out en route to the 2014 final and met again recently in the group stage. Frank Lampard’s Blues have started the Premier League season very well, but Atleti will fancy their chances as LaLiga Santander leaders.
RB Leipzig vs Liverpool
Last year’s semi-finalists face the 2019 winners.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich
The European champions won’t have it all their own way against Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio, who are back in the Champions League’s knockout rounds after a long absence. The Germans haven’t had the best start to their domestic season, sitting second in the Bundesliga, but they have looked very strong in Europe again.
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund
By no means an easy task for Julen Lopetegui and co. though they face a wounded Dortmund who have just sacked their coach.
Barcelona vs PSG
Barcelona are up against a familiar foe in the Parisians, and of course, Neymar. Another classic awaits.
Porto vs Juventus
Alvaro Morata’s Juventus face the Portuguese giants. The Serie A champions pipped Barcelona to top spot and are rewarded with a tie against Porto, although the Portuguese side did well in a group with Manchester City, Olympiacos and Marseille.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City
Pep Guardiola has avoided some of the bigger sides and will face Monchengladbach, who gave Real Madrid a tough time in the group stages. However, there are no easy games in the Champions League at this stage, as City found out last season.