UEFA CL: Real Madrid Faces Liverpool, Bayern Tests PSG

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The 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw produced some thrilling fixtures as defending champions Real Madrid will face Liverpool, while French Champions PSG will be put to the test against the formidable Germans of Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 courtesy of a strike from Brazilian Vinicius Jr., which saw them lift its 14th European title in May, 2022. The Spanish champions also beat Liverpool 3-1 in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv, Ukraine.

French international Karim Benzema has a good record against English opposition, scoring 16 goals for Real Madrid in 23 Champions League appearances.

Egyptian Mohamed Salah would be hoping to put up a great performance for Liverpool to stand a chance to qualify.

PSG Vs Bayern Munich

French champions PSG have been drawn against Bayern Munich in another replay of a recent UEFA Champions League final, as the last 16 tie promises to be one to remember in the history of the competition.

PSG remain on the hunt for its first elusive UEFA Champions League title, and will have to go through familiar foes to do so, having last met Bayern Munich in the 2020 final.The Germans won the contest 1-0, and lifted the trophy.

The trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mpappe and Neymar would be up for a fierce battle against Bayern Munich, one of Europe’s most in-form teams in this year’s competition.

The Champions of Germany boast of stars like Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Golden Boy nominee Jamal Musiala, who would be seeking a challenge for a chance to progress.

Italian champions AC Milan were drawn against Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic will return to their former club Borussia Dortmund when Chelsea take on the Bundesliga club.

The first legs of the last 16 games will be played on the midweeks of February 14-15, and February 21-22, 2023. The second legs will be played across March 7-8 and March 14-15, 2023.

UEFA Champions League last 16 draw

RB Leipzig vs Man City

Club Brugge vs Benfica

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

AC Milan vs Tottenham

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea

Inter Milan vs Porto

PSG vs Bayern Munich.


Chidi Nwoke/UEFA.

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