Champions League draw: Mouth-watering clashes in last-16 as old foes are paired
Champions League draw: Mouth-watering clashes in last-16 as old foes are paired

Champions League draw: Mouth-watering clashes in last-16 as old foes are paired

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 has served some interesting clashes, with old foes paired following Monday afternoon's draw. 

English sides have tricky fixtures, with Manchester City having a date against La Liga giants Real Madrid as Liverpool face off with Atletico Madrid. 

Paris Saint Germain will be hoping to go a step better this time around in the competition, but will first have to go through German side Borussia Dortmund. 

Here are some of the mouth-watering clashes to look forward to;

Borussia Dortmund vs PSG  

Thomas Tuchel will return to familiar grounds when he will lead his PSG side in their first leg visit to Signal Iduna Park in what promises to be an absolute cracker.

The Germans finished second in their group behind Barcelona, while the Parisians were group winners ahead of Real Madrid.

The two sides last faced each other in the UEFA Europa League group stage in the 2010/11 season with both matches ending in draws, as PSG qualified as group winners with Dortmund finishing third. 
PSG will have the honor of playing the second leg at home having qualified as group winners.

Real Madrid vs Man City  

Real Madrid have been drawn against Manchester City in a tie that will, for the first time, bring together Champions League multiple winners Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane.  

The Frenchman won the competition three times in a row while at the helm of Los Blancos, while Guardiola won it with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

Both teams are not at their best, with City particularly struggling in the Premier League. Guardiola will, however, feel confident playing the Madrid side as they are a shadow of the side that won three consecutive titles. 

The last time the two sides met in the competition was in the 2012 group stages when Madrid, under Jose Mourinho drew away at City 1-1 before triumphing 3-2 at Santiago Bernabeu. 

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool  

The defending champions have a tricky tie against Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid. The Spanish side struggled in their group stage ties, having to wait until the last day to confirm qualification. 

They will, however, present a stern challenge for the Reds, who are currently flying in the English Premier League. 

Klopp's men will return to the ground where they lifted the Champions League last season and will feel confident to progress. 

The Reds last played Atletico Madrid in a competitive game in 2010 when Rafa Benitez’s side knocked out of the Europa League semi-finals on away goals, after drawing 2-2 on aggregate.

Chelsea vs Bayern  

The Blues will return to the ground where they celebrated their biggest night in history in 2012 when they beat Bayern Munich to lift the Champions League. 

Frank Lampard, who captained the side on the night will be lead his side this time as the head coach when they visit Allianz Arena for the second leg. 

Bayern have had a troubled start to their Bundesliga title defence, but they have looked the part in the Champions League. 

They have time and again punished London teams, with the recent a 10-3 aggregate win over Tottenham, but they will be wary against Lampard's young team.

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