Champions League: round of 16 draw

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Yesterday, in Nyon, the UEFA representatives held a draw for the first playoff round of the Champions League. For the first time in history, the first results of the draw were cancelled due to technical issues.

Some of the teams weren’t able to get particular opponents (balls with opponents were not included in the particular draws), so the organisers decided to remake the procedure.

After all, the following pairs were gotten: 

  • Salzburg vs Bayern
  • Sporting vs Manchester City
  • Benfica vs Ajax
  • Chelsea vs Lille
  • Atletico vs Manchester United
  • Villarreal – Juventus
  • Inter – Liverpool
  • PSG – Real Madrid

The first teams in the list will be playing their first matches at home as they have taken second place in their groups. The second-listed squads were the winners of their groups and so will host the second match at home.

Read more: Europa League group stage results.

The first matches of the Champions League 1/8 finals will take place on February 15-16 and 22-23. The return games will be held on March 8-9 and 15-16. The tournament final will take place on May 28, 2022, at the Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia. Want to know more about football news and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to and receive the latest updates to your email.

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