Liverpool and Real Madrid headline a blockbuster Champions League last 16 draw

Liverpool have once again been pitted against Real Madrid in the headline tie of the Champions League last 16 draw.

It is the third season in a row that the two have faced each other in the competition, with Real coming out on top thanks to Vinicius Jnr’s second-half goal in last season’s final.

The two also met in the 2018 final – with Real emerging victorious 3-1 – and again in 2021 – with Liverpool again losing 3-1 on aggregate at the quarter-final stage. .

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich are drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in another blockbuster clash, while Manchester City take on RB Leipzig.

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham face AC Milan after topping the group stage, and Graham Potter’s Chelsea have been handed a tough-looking tie with Borussia Dortmund.

Eintracht Frankfurt will face Serie A leaders SSC Napoli, Club Brugge will face Benfica, and Inter will face Porto.

The Champions League 2022/23 last 16 first legs are scheduled to be played on February 14, 15, 21 and 22.

The return legs will be played on March 7, 8, 14 and 15.

2022/23 Champions League Important Dates

The quarter-final and semi-final draws will be held on March 17. The identity of the semi-finalists will not be known at the time of the draw as the quarter-finals will be held at the end of April.

Quarter-finals will be played on April 11, 12, 18 and 19, semi-finals on May 9, 10, 16 and 17. The final will be played on June 10 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

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