The UEFA Champions League has just held its draw for the Round of 16. The matchups will give fans of the sport plenty to watch. Here are all the matchups for the Round of 16:
RB Leipzig vs. Liverpool
RB Leipzig has one of the toughest matchups in the Round of 16. The German club has to face Liverpool, a team that won the competition back in 2019. RB Leipzig and PSG both finished with 12 points in Group H but the French club had the better goal difference. Liverpool finished with 13 points, four wins, one draw, and one loss.
Barcelona vs. PSG
Barcelona and PSG will be meeting again in the Champions League. This time, Neymar will be wearing a PSG jersey. It will be the first time the Brazilian star returns to Barcelona after the record setting move a few years back. Barcelona finished second in Group G after losing the last game of the group stage against Juventus.
Sevilla vs. Dortmund
Sevilla finished second in the group with 13 points. The Spanish club allowed eight goals and scored nine. Dortmund won their group by three points, allowing five goals in six matches.
Porto vs. Juventus
Juventus secured first place in Group G after a big win against Barcelona in the last game of the group stage. The Italian team lost just one game during the group stage, allowing four and scoring fourteen. Porto had a solid run during the group stage as well, losing just one game. The Portuguese club allowed just three goals in six matches.
Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea
Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea is one of the most interesting matchups of Round of 16. Chelsea allowed just two goals and scored 14 during the group stage. Atletico Madrid had a negative goal differential but the Spanish club is known for its tough defense and big games during the second round and late stages of the competition.
Lazio vs. Bayern
Bayern will begin their title defense against Lazio, a team that scored 11 goals during the group stage. The Italian team struggled to get wins though, ending with just one in the last five games. The other four were draws. Bayern were nearly perfect in the group stage, with five wins and just one draw.
Atalanta vs. Real Madrid
Real Madrid’s spot into the Round of 16 came after a win in the last game. The Spanish club was in danger of missing the next round but that changed after Benzema scored two goals in the final game of the group stage. Atalanta finished second in the group after losing just one game against Liverpool.
Monchengladbach vs. Manchester City
Manchester City comes into the Round of 16 with just one goal allowed. The English club finished with 16 points in six games. Monchengladbach finished second in Group B but the club was close to taking first. The team finished with a whopping 16 goals scored, which was the second highest of all groups.
The Round of 16 begins in February 2021 and continues in March.
What do you think about the matchups? Who do you think is going to pull off an upset? Who do you think is going to advance? Let us know in the comments.