The draw for the round of 16 has been made in Nyon, Switzerland.The first leg will be played across two weeks in February, with games on 18 – 19 and 26 of that month. The second legs will be played across two weeks in March, with games on 10 – 11 and 17 – 18.
Due to UEFA rules, teams from the same country or group can’t play each other until the quarter – final stage, while group winners are given the bonus of playing away from home in the first leg. However, Defending Champion Liverpool return to Wanda Metropolitano – the scene of their 2019 success to take on Atletico Madrid. Mancity will take on Real Madrid who won the Champions League trophy back to back on three consecutive seasons.
Meanwhile last year runner up Tottenham were however lucky to have avoided the bigger names among the top two as take on RB Leipzig. Napoli will face Barcelona who were knocked out by the holder Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund with Paris Saint Germain(PSG) and Valencia take on Atalanta.