The fast-forward group stage is followed by the draw for the next round. Four German teams are in the round of 16 and face some very tough opponents.
FC Bayern can breathe a sigh of relief. The German defending champion of the Champions League will meet Lazio in the eighth finals. The ninth of Serie A in Italy was a supposedly easy opponent, with Atalanta and Barcelona passing the Flick-Elf. BVB got a slightly more difficult lot. With the Europa League winner FC Sevilla, an annoying opponent is waiting for Borussia.
Lawnbalsport Leipzig meets FC Liverpool with Jürgen Klopp, Borussia Mönchengladbach meets Manchester City with Pep Guardiola.
The live ticker for the draw:
12:22 PM – Game 8: Real Madrid – Atalanta
12:22 PM – Game 7: Borussia Dortmund – Sevilla FC
12:21 PM – Game 6: Paris Saint-Germain – FC Barcelona
12:20 pm – Game 5: FC Porto – Juventus
12:19 PM – Game 4: Liverpool FC – RB Leipzig
12:18 PM – Game 3: Chelsea FC – Atlético Madrid
12:17 pm – An easier fate for the German record champions. Lazio is currently only ninth in Serie A and also struggled with Club Brugge in the BVB group.
12:17 PM – Game 2: FC Bayern Munich – Lazio Rome
12:16 pm – The “foals” meet Manchester City! Game 1: Manchester City – Borussia Mönchengladbach
12:15 pm – The first lot is Borussia Mönchengladbach!
12:14 pm – The first leg of the round of 16 will be played on February 16.
12:11 pm – BVB legend Stéphane Chapuisat is today’s ticket fee.
12:07 pm – Gérard Houllier, a French coaching legend, is briefly mourned. Read more here.
12:03 pm – It starts in Nyon. UEFA communications chief Pedro Pinto presents the 16 remaining teams.
12:00 – Incidentally, there can be no German-German duels. Uefa doesn’t want matches from teams from the same countries, at least in the round of 16.
11:59 am – By the way: Of the remaining teams, Leipzig scored the most goals (twelve).
11.30 am – It starts in Nyon in half an hour.
11:25 am – FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund are group winners. This way you avoid Chelsea, Juve, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. Possible opponents for this: FC Barcelona or Atalanta BC. BVB is also threatened with a duel with Atlético, the second from the Bayern group.