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Liverpool handed Madrid reunion as Premier League sides given tough Champions League last 16 ties

The draw was made this morning and has thrown up some spicy encounters


Liverpool have been handed a reunion with Real Madrid three months after defeat in the Champions League final in what turned into a tough last-16 draw for English teams.

It will be yet another clash between Klopp’s side and Los Blancos, with Liverpool having lost two finals in the last four years to the side currently managed by Carlo Ancelotti.

Of the remaining English sides, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side perhaps escaped the easiest with the Cityzens drawn against RB Leipzig, whose form this season has been patchy and has seen them drop to sixth in the Bundesliga.

On the other end of the spectrum, Graham Potter’s struggling Chelsea side have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund, which will signal a return to Germany for Christian Pulisic, three years after departing.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have been handed a tricky tie against current Serie A champions AC Milan, who were comfortably beaten by the Blues in the group stages.

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich and PSG will clash in a repeat of the 2020 final, while Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt have been given a tough assignment as they face Serie A stars Napoli.

There will be room for an underdog story too, with one of Club Brugge and Benfica certain to reach the last 8, while Inter Milan or FC Porto will also take a spot.

The Draw in full

RB Leipzig vs Manchester City

Club Brugge vs SL Benfica

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

AC Milan vs Tottenham Hotspur

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea

Inter Milan vs FC Porto

Bayern Munich vs PSG

First legs - 14/15/21/22 February. Second legs - 7/8/14/15 March

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