Champions League last 16 tie: Liverpool face Real Madrid again


Real will face Liverpool in the last 16 in six seasons in the Champions League

Liverpool have drawn hosts Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League in a repeat of last season’s final.

Fourteen times winner Real Madrid He beat Liverpool 1-0 in last year’s final in Paris, thanks to Vinicius Junior’s goal in the 59th minute.

Premier League champions Manchester City face German side RB Leipzig, while Tottenham face Italian giants AC Milan.

Chelsea also have a German opponent in Borussia Dortmund.

Elsewhere, French champions Paris St-Germain drew Bayern Munich.

The first legs of the round of 16 will be played on February 14-15 and 21-22, and the second legs will be on March 7-8 and 14-15.

The historic rivalry meets again

It is the fourth time in six seasons that Liverpool have won six times against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Two of them have been in the finals, with Real Madrid winning in 2017-18 and 2021-22.

Even the Spanish champions He knocked Liverpool out In the quarter-finals of the 2020-21 season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been to three of the last five European finals, including in Paris last season, and only AC Milan and Real Madrid have won the competition more times.

It was the organization of the last defeat of the Reds in Paris described later European football body Uefa after it was hailed by fans as a “colossal failure”. robbed and tear gas Stade de France away and kick-off was delayed for 36 minutes.

The final on 28 May saw more than 480 testimonies from supporters and journalists reviewed by an independent panel, including Professor Phil Scraton, who had previously led a report. 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster.

In the 2018 final, Gareth Bale he scored a great goal Real Madrid won their third consecutive Champions League with a 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Complete round of 16 draw:

RB Leipzig – Manchester City

Club Brugge v Benfica

Liverpool-Real Madrid

AC Milan at Tottenham

Frankfurt-Naples

Borussia Dortmund at Chelsea

Inter Milan v Porto

Paris St-Germain – Bayern Munich