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Liverpool v Real Madrid, Bayern Munich v PSG

Defending champions Real Madrid will face Liverpool in the round of 16 of the Champions League, a repeat of last season’s final, while Paris Saint-Germain will play Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid are looking to claim their 15th European title at the end of June in Istanbul after beating Liverpool 1-0 in last year’s final in Paris. Real Madrid also beat Jurgen Klopp’s team in the 2018 final in Kyiv.

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“It’s a repeat of the last final; they are two historic teams. It will be an exciting and fascinating tie for the fans,” said Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno.

“We are champions and we want to defend our title, aware of the opponent we face. We will do everything to be in the draw for the quarter-finals.”

Meanwhile, PSG, who finished second in Group H, are on the hunt for their first Champions League title and will have to go through known opponents to do so, having faced Bayern for the last time in the 2020 final, in which they suffered a defeat 1-0. defeat.

Elsewhere, Chelsea have drawn with Borussia Dortmund, meaning striker Christian Pulisic will return to face his former club for the first time since heading to Stamford Bridge in 2019.

Manchester City fought their way to the top of Group G and was rewarded with a draw against RB Leipzig, while Tottenham Hotspur take on AC Milan.

The first leg of the Round of 16 will take place on February 14 and 15 and February 21 and 22, with the return matches on March 7 and 8 and March 14 and 15.

The final is scheduled for June 10 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

Champions League Round of 16 Draw:

RB Leipzig vs Manchester City

Club Brugge vs Benfica

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Milan vs Tottenham Hotspur

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea

Inter Milan vs Porto

Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich

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