17 Dec 2019

Real Madrid to face Manchester City in Champions League

5:27 am on 17 December 2019

Thirteen-times winners Real Madrid have been drawn against English champions Manchester City while title-holders Liverpool must face Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 following today's draw.

Sergio Ramos

Segio Ramos Photo: Photosport

Real Madrid ended up in pot two after finishing second in their group behind Paris St Germain and City were the unlucky team to be paired with them when their name was pulled out at UEFA headquarters.

City, who will be at home in the second leg, have yet to beat the Spanish side with two draws and two defeats in their previous four meetings.

Only Europe's biggest five leagues -- England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain -- were represented in the draw and 11 of the 16 teams also reached the knockout stages last season.

Both England and Spain managed to get all four of their teams into knockout stages. Elsewhere, Serie A champions Juventus will face French side Olympique Lyonnais and PSG will play Borussia Dortmund.

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur side, who reached the final last season, will play RB Leipzig, who are in the knockout stages for the first time, while Chelsea were drawn against Bayern Munich.

Borussia Dortmund v Paris St Germain

Real Madrid v Manchester City

Atalanta v Valencia

Atletico Madrid v Liverpool

Chelsea v Bayern Munich

Olympique Lyonnais v Juventus

Tottenham Hotspur v RB Leipzig

Napoli v Barcelona

First legs to be played on Feb 18, 19, 25, 26. Second legs to be played March.

Draw for the Europa League round of 32:

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Espanyol

Sporting v Istanbul Basaksehir

Getafe v Ajax Amsterdam

Bayer Leverkusen v Porto

Copenhagen v Celtic

APOEL v Basel

CFR Cluj v Sevilla

Olympiacos v Arsenal

AZ Alkmaar v LASK

Club Brugge v Manchester United

Ludogorets v Inter Milan

Eintracht Frankfurt v Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk v Benfica

VfL Wolfsburg v Malmo

AS Roma v Gent

Rangers v Braga

The ties will be played on Feb. 20 and 27.