The ongoing Champions League 2021-2022 season’s group stage ended last week. The Round of 16 draw for Europe’s elite club competition and the first knockout round of the Europa League took place in Switzerland on December 13. This Champions League draw was plagued by controversy. Therefore, UEFA had to act quickly and they declared the initial draw void. UEFA reset the draw in three hours and confirmed the first knockout round ties. Let’s see who will be playing with whom in the Champions League Round of 16.
Who will meet who in the Champions League Round of 16?
The draw promises to be plenty of exciting matchups in the Round of 16. However, the matches between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid will be the most enthralling of all. Former Real Madrid players Sergio Ramos, Angel Di Maria, and Keylor Navas will be reunited. On the other side, Lionel Messi and Neymar will be ready to display their class against the Madrid team. Aside from that, the match between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid will be fascinating to watch. Both teams desire to play a counter-attacking style of football. The other fixtures are Sporting CP will play Manchester City, Salzburg will play Bayern Munich, Inter Milan will play Liverpool, Chelsea will play Lille, Villarreal will play Juventus, and Benfica will play Ajax.
Europa League 2021-2022: First Knockout Round Fixtures
The fixture between FC Barcelona and Napoli is the most exciting one of the Europa League’s first knockout round. Apart from that, football fans are interested in the matches between Porto and Lazio and Dortmund and Rangers. The winners will join the eight UEFA Europa League group winners in the Round of 16.
Almost all of Europe’s top clubs have qualified for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2021-2022 season. The deserving teams are likely to proceed to the quarter-finals from the Round of 16. However, no match in this round will be easy. The matches between PSG and Real Madrid, as well as Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, are anticipated to be the most enthralling. Each team must perform at their best to proceed to the quarterfinals.
Source: United News of Bangladesh