Champions League and Europa League Last 16 draw summary: teams, fixtures and dates | UEL & UCL 2022/23
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UCL and UEL headlines:
Real Madrid vs Liverpool in re-run of 2022 final
PSG face Bayern Munich in another heavyweight clash
Manchester United vs Barcelona the pick of the bunch
Klopp relishing chance to get revenge on Real Madrid
Liverpool suffered Champions League final heartache when they last faced Real Madrid back in May, but Jürgen Klopp says his men will have a shot at getting their revenge when they meet in the Last 16.
Baresi backing Milan to beat Spurs
Franco Baresi believes that AC Milan are hitting the right form to go far in the Champions League after they were drawn to face Tottenham in the Last 16. Milan qualified from Group E as runners-up last week by hammering Salzburg 4-0, while Spurs won 1-2 away at Olympique Marseille to avoid an early exit.
Baresi told Sky Sport: "Milan will prepare in the best possible way and will be ready to amaze again. I think the team is ripe to go far. We respect Tottenham, they are special matches in the Champions League, but we have to think big. There is enthusiasm and the team is ripe for the knockout stages of the Champions League, last year's experience was important and now there is a conviction that we can play against anyone. Conte will be attentive to everything but Milan are up to it. We have a very strong midfield and a defence that is not afraid. Up front we create a lot and the fact it is essential that the players participate. San Siro will be of great help".
Two of football's historic sides. It will be an electric tie, fascinating for both sets of fans. We are the defending champions and we will be trying to defend our status while conscious of the team we will be up against. We're in for a passionate couple of games and we'll be doing everything we can to be back in the quarter final draw.
The first game isn't until February... Liverpool have won everything in the game, they have a stadium that gets right behind them and pushes the team a lot. They are a very difficult rival, but we are Real Madrid. As I say, we're the defending champions. The return leg is at the Bernabéu with our fans support. We know what this game means, everyone in Europ knows too".
Baresi backing MIlan to beat Spurs
Franco Baresi believes that AC Milan are in the right form to go far in the Champions League after they were drawn to face Tottenham in the Last 16. Milan qualified from Group E as runners-up last week by hammering Salzburg 4-0, while Spurs won 1-2 away at Olympique Marseille to avoid an early exit.
Baresi told Sky Sport: "Milan will prepare in the best possible way and will be ready to amaze again. I think the team is ripe to go far. We respect Tottenham, they are special matches in the Champions League, but we have to think big. There is enthusiasm and the team is ripe for the knockout stages of the Champions League, last year's experience was important and now there is a conviction that we can play against anyone. Conte will be attentive to everything but Milan are up to it. We have a very strong midfield and a defence that is not afraid. Up front we create a lot and the fact it is essential that the players participate. San Siro will be of great help"
Bayern reflect on tough PSG draw
Bayern Munich's pairing with PSG promises to be one of the most interesting clashes of the next round. Club CEO Oliver Kahn says that PSG is “the most difficult rival" that they could have drawn but added that the fans are in for two exciting matches. “We could not have been drawn against a tougher rival. But there is a positive side. We had the experience of Villarreal who many thought would be easy for us (but who eliminated the German champions last season),” Kahn told Sky.
As for who goes into the tie as favourites, Kahn said it's “50-50″ and a tough call to predict how it will turn out. “It's difficult to make a prediction, it's one of those ties which is 50-50. It will depend on small details, the form both teams are in when both legs are played. And there is also a World Cup between now and then. One thing's for sure, we'll see two great matches,” he concluded.
"You won't believe it but obviously, we want to win this competition (the Champions League) but our philosophy, what brings us a sense of calm and stability is winning the Premier League. I've always considered the Champions League a tournament that incredibly difficult to win - you have to treat it with a lot of respect and humility, because it can destroy sporting projects and we don't want our project to be destroyed. If we are strong and battling hard in the league, then we will always be among the candidates. But ties over two games... what are you going to tell me after what happened last season at the Bernabéu!"
Christian Pulisic returns to Dortmund and faces his heir, Gio Reyna in the Champions League
As you've already witnessed, the draw for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League has thrown up some fabulous ties and one will pit two of the most important stars of the United States team, who will be teammates at the Qatar World Cup 2022, against each other. On one side, the Chelsea of Christian Pulisic and on the other side, Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund.
The duel means Pulisic’s return to Dortmund, the German city where he saw his own success story develop, but many also see Reyna as having the potential to be his successor in the team led by Gregg Berhalter.
As Bolar reminds us, one may say that Klopp hates facing teams from Madrid in the Champions League.
That said, he has pretty spectacular memories of a victorious night in Madrid just three years ago. And this time around he'll feel that he's got something serious to prove.
With several of his key players getting a rest during the World Cup, and others expected to return from injury around Christmas, the second half of the season could be a very positive one for the Reds given how they've started it.
Xavi: “Barca were unlucky to be drawn against United”
Barça coach Xavi Hernández faced the media on Monday afternoon to discuss the league game against Osasuna as well as the outcome of today’s Europa League Round of 16 draw which pitted his team against Manchester United.
First question was obvious: tomorrow, Osasuna and in February, Man United...
Last 16 second leg dates
Tuesday 7 March 2023
Benfica vs Club Brugge
Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund
Wednesday 8 March 2023
Tottenham vs AC Milan
Bayern Munich vs PSG
Tuesday 14 March 2023
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig
FC Porto vs Inter
Wednesday 15 March 2023
Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Last 16 first leg dates
Tuesday 14 February 2023
AC Milan vs Tottenham
PSG vs Bayern Munich
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Club Brugge vs Benfica
Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea
Tuesday 21 February 2023
Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli
Wednesday 22 February 2023
RB Leipzig vs Manchester City
Inter vs FC Porto
Champions League dates confirmed
Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 in what will be a repeat of last year's final.
The Premier League side finished second in their group and will therefore host the first of the two legs.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid will take place at Anfield on Tuesday 21 February.
The return leg will be held at Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Wednesday 15 March.
Klopp reacts to Champions League draw
Providing his reaction after the Champions League draw to Liverpoolfc.com, Jurgen Klopp said: “The first thing that we can say about this draw is it is proper Champions League. This is a tie that speaks for itself and one that we should all be excited about.
“I know we have played Real Madrid in a couple of recent finals but it is not so often that our two clubs have met in a two-legged tie so now we can look forward to this happening.
“Real’s European record is the best around. We know this. But we also know that ours is not too bad. On top of this, we know that we have Anfield and everyone knows what this means.
“It is a really good draw. A really exciting draw. The games themselves are still a few months away but it does not take a great deal of imagination to think what the atmosphere will be like at both games.
“There is a lot of football to be played before this, of course, so we will focus on each game as it comes but yes, this draw has given us something special to look forward to.”
Can teams from the same country face each other in last 16?
No side can face another team from the same national association.
Clubs cannot face opponents they met during the group stage, either. That led to the limitations we saw in the draw earlier, which are lifted from the quarter-final stage.
Last 16 draw in full
If you've been busy at work, here's a reminder of today's last 16 Champions League draw:
RB Leipzig vs Manchester City
Club Brugge vs Benfica
Liverpool vs Real Madrid
AC Milan vs Tottenham Hotspur
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli
Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea
Inter Milan vs FC Porto
PSG vs Bayern Munich
There are some fascinating ties in there!
Champions League prize money 2022-23: How much will the UCL winners receive?
Away from the madness of the draws, some of us have been looking at the prize money involved in European competition this season.
Real Madrid earned over €80 million from winning the Champions League last time out.
Read more on this season's potential earnings
You should've waited until after Almería, Gerard!
I bet Piqué is kicking himself he's already retired! He would have loved a game back at Old Trafford! Having said that, I don't reckon he'll have trouble getting a couple of tickets...
Happy memories for the Brazilian, I'm sure. He's played a huge role so far for Madrid this season given Benzema's injury and has done really well playing down the middle for the Spanish side. Let's hope he can keep up his good form for when the Champions League returns!
Remember, we have ALL the football tonight.
Yep, that's right. It never stops. Literally. Never. Not for one day.
Here's how Real Madrid could line up vs Rayo Vallecano this evening.
What kind of person wants to throw the Champions League away?
What about the song? What about the ball? What about the flappy starball in the centre of the pitch before a game?
I know right now everyone is pumped by the Champions League, but what about the guy who wants to get rid of it?
Yeah, he exists. He's called Mr Bernd Reichart. You can read all about him and his ways here.
I know it's still ages away, but it's exciting!
Where is the final going to be played, Joe?
They never let me down, the Sofascore geniuses
Where do we begin? This is going to be some battle, isn't it? Ronaldo just edges out Lewandowski, but the form of the Pole this year for FC Barcelona has been extraordinarily good - so who knows who will come out on top?
It's those calf muscles, surely
I almost forgot about this finish from the ex-Villa man. A real beauty. And the goal's nice, too.
Some more numbers to munch from UCL stats
More losses than wins against Barça for Cristiano, but that won't stop him from dreaming about bagging the winner both home and away. Not bad goal numbers either, if I'm being honest.
The Champions League trophy is nice, but so is the prize money
How much do you get, exactly?
Nice of you to ask. Thankfully, I've got you covered with this piece from Kieran, telling you just how much the prize money is this season.
I'm sharing the love out with everyone here today
Some nice memories for lovers of Bayern Munich.
PSG, you're up next.
Hear me out, Barça fans.
I urge you to check out the first few paragraphs of this account of Messi's goal against Bayern - yes, the Boateng twisted blood one. You don't need to read the rest.
Here's a reminder of the Champions League draw from earlier:
Which game are you most looking forward to?
Xavi's reaction to the draw:
I may have just called him "a prophet", but the man sure does love to complain.
"We have got the most difficult opponent, again."
"We have no luck in the draws."
Cristiano will soon be back at the Camp Nou.
Something tells me he'll be relishing that challenge already.
Xavi is a prophet
Well, to be fair to him, Xavi did say "it's ended up being a beautiful Europa League" and I guess we have to all agree with him. It's a beauty.
When are the games going to played?
Luckily for you, I have just the answer:
The first legs are scheduled for 16 February, with the second legs a week later on 23 February.
And the day after (24th) is when the draw for the next round will take place. I'm getting giddy!
I'm not embarrassed to say I watched it 10 times before putting it on here.
Well that is a beautiful assist. Prepare yourselves for this, Ajax!
Get ready for a never-ending build-up
Ronaldo vs Lewandowski is going to be huge, isn't it?
The Sofascore graphic is in, how delightful
Feast your eyes on this beauty.
Alarm bells ringing at Camp Nou over that one!
Are you happy with that, Barça fans?
The 2009 and 2011 Champions League Final to be played out in the Europa League play-off round... I'm saying nothing.
There you have it
Here are those juicy Europa League playoff ties. Salivate over them for as long as you need.
Here are the ties:
FC Barcelona - Manchester United
Juventus - FC Nantes
Sporting CP - FC Midtjylland
Shakhtar - State Rennais
Ajax - Union Berlin
Bayer Leverkusen - AS Monaco
Sevilla FC - PSV Eindhoven
FC Salzburg - AS Roma
Some absolute crackers there. And fair play to Zoltán; he had a lot to live up to after Altintop's mighty performance with the UCL balls but he managed to get through it admirably.
One tie left: FC Salzburg against AS Roma!
And that's it!
Two to go...
And it's Sevilla against PSV Eindhoven. Lovely stuff.
Bayer Leverkusen will play AS Monaco!
Zoltán Gera has picked up the pace a bit, thankfully.
And now we've got Ajax against FC Union Berlin!
That's a tasty one!
The next tie sees Shakhtar against Stade Rennais
Next we have Sporting CP against FC Midtjylland!
Next up is Juventus against FC Nantes!
(Zoltan is a bit slower than Altintop at opening the balls, I'm sorry to say)
First up... FC Barcelona will play Manchester United!!!!
Here are the teams before we set off:
Seeded: Manchester United, Midtjylland, Monaco, Nantes, PSV, Rennes, Roma, Union Berlin.
Unseeded: Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Salzburg, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sporting Lisbon.
Time to re-invite Giorgio Marchetti onto the stage...
And now Zoltán Gera is here to do the draw!
He says (in impeccable English) he's "seen some really good games" this season and that there are "so many great teams in the competition".
Good answers. Let's see if he can match Altintop with his ball opening skills.
Thanks, Pedro Pinto
Pedro has kindly explained to us the rules:
This draw consists of the Europa League Group runners-up against the 3rd placed Champions League teams.
The winners of the ties will join the Group Stage winners.
The final we be played at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest.
Here we go (again)!
Europa League playoff draw coming up!
Some quick reading before we start:
Here's the match report from last week on how Man Utd won but still finished second behind Real Sociedad.
Here is what Bruno Fernandes had to say about winger Garnacho and his less than impressive attitude off the pitch.
You think this is over?
Oh, no! We've got the Europa League draw coming up!
Someone take my blood pressure
I know we've got three months to go and a World Cup in the middle (so much football) - but did anyone expect the draw to be that good?
They couldn't, could they?
Can Carlo Ancelotti's side go all the way again this year?
Madrid's last SEVEN opponents in the knock-out stages have been:
Real Madrid fans licking their lips
Back to the future for Los Blancos fans as they'll face last year's fainl opponents. Some quite happy memories might come to mind for them.
Valverde and Vinicius, that's all I'm saying.
When are the Champions League Round of 16 ties being played?
In case you're wondering (and I know you are), here is when the games are going to be played.
Two huge games
Given Chelsea's recent results, they have a massive climb up the Yellow Wall coming their way...
All in all, it's a pretty exciting draw. The worst thing is that we have to wait until February for the games!
OptaJose keeping the faith
The folks at OptaJose are keeping Real Madrid fans happy with this one: the Spanish side haven't lost any of their last SIX matches against Liverpool in the Champions League.
PSG last nine Round of 16 opponents:
A quick stat from Daniel Storey here. Those poor lads at PSG haven't had it easy, have they?
Champions League Round of 16 draw
Here's the Round of 16 draw from the lovely lads over at Sofascore.
Some amazing matches there, which one are you most excited to see?
Here is the full list:
Leipzig - Man City
Club Brugge - Benfica
Liverpool - Real Madrid
AC Milan - Tottenham
Eintracht - Napoli
Dortmund - Chelsea
Inter - Porto
PSG - Bayern
The last one: PSG vs Bayern Munich!!!
Now we have Inter against FC Porto!
Dortmund will play Chelsea!
Next up... Eintracht versus Napoli!
We've now got AC Milan vs Spurs!
Next up is... Liverpool against Real Madrid!!!
Wow! Huge tie!
Second... Club Brugge will play SL Benfica!
First up... RB Leipzig will play Manchester City!
Here we go...
Technical procedure time!
It will be the Group Stage runners-up that will be drawn first, then the winners.
Remember: teams from the same group or same nation cannot be drawn against each other.
Here comes ex-Real Madrid midfielder, Hamit Altintop!
He says that the Group Stage matches have impressed him and that he'd advise young players to enjoy the moment and enjoy the best tournament in the world. A top guy.
He says that Turkey are very proud to host the final, as they should be!
Pinto has now welcomed UEFA's Deputy General Secretary, Giorgio Marchetti, who will oversee the draw.
He is now welcoming all the teams that remain in the tournament and reminding us that Bayern have had yet another flawless Group Stage. Like we forgot!
No easy games anymore...
It's cliché to say it but there really are no easy ties at this level. Every team that is here fully deserves it. We've seen some brilliant underdog stories so far and some classic matches so I'd say we're in for more treats!
A warm welcome here from Pedro Pinto, who is our host for the draw.
We're seeing a run-through of all 16 teams in the competition along with some amazing goals... I'm excited now!
The draw is starting!
Here we go!
PSG can face Napoli, Porto, Bayern, Spurs, Chelsea, RealMadrid or ManCity.
It's a good thing they've got this guy.
Remember to reply to us on Twitter @English_AS to tell us what you think of the upcoming draw!
My, oh my, here are the goals of the Group Stage. Enjoy them and come back quickly - there's only 10 minutes to go!
Here are the predictions from the FiveThirtyEight supercomputer
So, here's what the computer thinks is the most likely outcome - do you agree?
Just 20 minutes to go!
I reckon there are few teams who fancy an away trip to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona this season. Napoli look seriously scary...
Half an hour to go! Manchester City are the favourites for many - do you agree?
According to stats boffins FiveThirtyEight, they have a 40% chance of reaching the final.
14-time winners Real Madrid have an 18% chance. With the way things went last year, I'd say they think that's more than enough!
Four English teams remain.
Liverpool can only play against Bayern, Benfica, Porto or Real Madrid since three of the eight seeded teams are English and Napoli shared a group with them.
Safe to say it's going to be a fascinating tie!
More goals from German teams, I hear you say! Here's a cracker from Choupo-Moting - perhaps we'll see one of these in the next round?
Napoli 4-1 Liverpool
Can you remember this rampant Napoli victory in September? If not, here's the match report of the game...
Despite their slow start to the Premier League, Liverpool picked up 15 points in the Group Stage this season, losing only to Napoli (4-1) in the first match of the tournament.
Remember that away goals don't count as of now (despite the madness we saw when PSG came second in their group due to number of away goals scored!)
There could be some very tasty ties coming up...
So, who are the teams that we will see today?
We've got the Group winners as the seeded teams and those who finished second are in the unseeded category.
The two rules are that a team cannot face another team from the same country and they cannot play against if each other if they were in the same Champions League group this year.
Group winners (seeded)
Man City (ENG)
Real Madrid (ESP)
Group runners-up (unseeded)
Club Brugge (BEL)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
The ties will be over two legs and the seeded teams will play the second leg at home.
This year's final will be held on Saturday 10 June at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Turkey.
The action takes place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland at midday local time. That's 6am ET and 3am PT.
If you're one of the hardcore fans who is awake for this in the US - or anywhere else for that matter - let us know! Come and say hello on Twitter @English_AS - I promise I'll reply!
Hello and welcome to the AS English Champions League Round of 16 draw live feed. It's Joe here today and I'll be guiding you through it all as it happens.
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