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UCL draw: Liverpool to meet Atletico; Man City face Real

Nyon (Switzerland), Dec 16 (IANS) Real Madrid will take on Manchester City while reigning champions Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16, the draw of which was held here on Monday.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi’s FC Barcelona will square off with Italian side Napoli and Serie A champions Juventus will face French side Olympique Lyonnais with Paris St Germain taking on German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund, as per a BBC report.

Bayern Munich and Chelsea will clash for a place in the quarters while Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will play RB Leipzig, who are in the knockout stages for the first time.

Italian club Atalanta, who reached the last 16 despite losing their first three group games, will face Valencia.

The first legs will be played on February 18, 19, 25 and 26 while the return matches will be on March 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Istanbul will host the final on May 30 at the Ataturk Stadium.

–IANS

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