The dice have been thrown, the opponents of the four German teams in the last sixteen of the Champions League have been determined. Mönchengladbach and Leipzig caught the thickest pieces.
After Real Madrid and Inter Milan in the group stage, the round of 16 debutant Borussia Mönchengladbach now faces the next European top club. The foal elf will compete against Manchester City, the number two in England, together with coach Pep Guardiola. That was the result of the draw on Monday afternoon in Nyon. There have already been four clashes with the civilian in the royal class. The balance from Gladbach’s point of view: one draw and three defeats.
Another big game awaits the fans and players of RB Leipzig. The Saxons will have to deal with Jürgen Klopp’s FC Liverpool. The Reds won the premier class in 2019 and are reigning champions in England. For Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann it comes to a reunion with Klopp. As a coach of TSG Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann met Liverpool in August 2017. In the Champions League qualification, the English ruled at that time (2: 1 and 4: 2), Hoffenheim had to compete in the Europa League.
Julian Nagelsmann and Jürgen Klopp: The two coaches met in the 2017 Champions League qualifying with Hoffenheim and Liverpool. Now there is a reunion. (Source: Sportimage / image images)
Both Gladbach and Leipzig have to run at home as runners-up.
BVB meets Europa League winners
FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund qualified first for the round of 16 and on paper caught slightly easier opponents. The record champions take on Lazio Rome, which finished second in the Dortmund group. BVB itself has drawn the current Europa League winner FC Sevilla.
The games will be played between February 16 and March 10. The exact dates will be announced.
All combinations at a glance
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Manchester City
Lazio Rome – Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig – Liverpool FC
Sevilla FC – Borussia Dortmund
Atlético Madrid – Chelsea FC
FC Porto – Juventus Turin
FC Barcelona – Paris St.-Germain
Atalanta Bergamo – Real Madrid