Champions League: Liverpool to play RB Leipzig; Chelsea get Atleti as PSG, Barca clash again in last 16

TOPSHOT - Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates their victory at the end of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool have been drawn against RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League, after emerging as winners of Group D ahead of Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland.

The Reds finished top of their group after winning four, drawing one and losing one of their games, ensuring they ended two points above second-placed Atalanta.

Their status as winners teed up RB Leipzig, Porto, Sevilla, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Lazio and Borussia Monchengladbach as their possible opponents in the first knockout stage.

And RB Leipzig are the side drawn against Liverpool for the last 16, following a draw in Nyon on Monday morning.

Leipzig will be at home in the first leg, with the Reds guaranteed an away second leg having gone into the draw as top seed.

Liverpool have never played Leipzig in their history, though the two clubs have met in the transfer market with Naby Keita joining in 2018, while ex-Reds youngster Peter Gulacsi is now Leipzig’s No. 1.

The first legs of the Champions League last 16 will be spread over February 16, 17, 23 and 24, with the Anfield leg then due on March 9, 10, 16 or 17.

Meanwhile, Manchester City will play Borussia Monchengladbach in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

The Blues were one of the seeded teams after winning their group easily, meaning they would avoid many of the big guns in the first knockout round.

In the draw, made at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon Monday morning, City were paired with the German side who qualified from their group alongside Real Madrid, knocking out Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan.

Champions League Draw in full:

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City

Lazio vs Bayern Munich

Atletico vs Chelsea

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool

Porto vs Juventus

Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain

Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund

Atalanta vs Real Madrid

The first leg of the round-of-16 fixtures will be played on February 16/17, 2021, with the second legs set to take place on March 9/ 10


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