UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw – 2018/2019
Round of 16 draw held in Nyon
Liverpool v Bayern, Ajax v Madrid
Atlético v Juve, Spurs v Dortmund
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Liverpool v Bayern
Bayern’s last meeting with Liverpool came in the 2001 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco, the English club – who had qualified as UEFA Cup holders – beating the European champions 3-2 at the Stade Louis II. Liverpool also got the better of Bayern in the sides’ only European Cup contests, winning the 1980/81 semi-final on away goals (0-0 home, 1-1 away) on the way to claiming the trophy for the third time.
Lyon v Barcelona
The last of Barcelona and Lyon’s six meetings came in the Spanish club’s victorious 2008/09 campaign, Barcelona winning 6-3 on aggregate (1-1 away, 5-2 home). The five-time champions have won four of those six fixtures, drawing the other two. Lyon coach Bruno Génésio: “[Barcelona] is among the toughest possible draws. We’ll do our best. They will be two great games. We can manage two achievements in those two games.”
Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham beat Dortmund home (3-1) and away (2-1) in last season’s group stage. The German club, however, had come out on top in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League round of 16, with a 5-1 aggregate victory (3-0 home, 2-1 away). Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke: “This is a strong opponent. I think it will be a 50/50 tie, but our aspiration is to qualify for the quarter-finals.”
Manchester United v Paris
Di María joined Paris from Manchester United in 2015.
Paris have won only once in England, where their record is D4 L5 – they were beaten 3-2 at Liverpool on matchday one. Manchester United have lost only two of their 26 games against French clubs (W14 D10). Paris, meanwhile, have won only five of their 19 games with Premier League opposition (D4 L6), although the most recent was a 2-1 home success against Liverpool on matchday five this season.
Atlético v Juventus
Juventus beat Valencia 2-0 away and 1-0 at home in the group stage to extend their winning run against Spanish clubs to three games – although their last two UEFA Champions League campaigns ended in defeat by Liga opponents, against Real Madrid in last season’s quarter-finals and the 2017 final in Cardiff.
Arda Turan scored the only goal of the game when the sides met in Madrid in 2014.
Schalke v Man. City
City were 2-0 winners at Schalke in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage. The English club also came out on top in the teams’ 1969/70 European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final, winning 5-2 on aggregate (0-1 away, 5-1 home).
Roma v Porto
Porto got the better of Roma in the 2016/17 play-offs thanks to a 3-0 second-leg win in Italy that completed a 4-1 aggregate victory. The sides’ only previous tie came in the 1981/82 European Cup Winners’ Cup second round, the Portuguese club winning 2-0 in the home first leg and by the same aggregate scoreline.
Ajax v Real Madrid
Real Madrid have won their last six games against Ajax, scoring 20 goals in those fixtures and conceding only two. They were 4-1 victors both in the Netherlands and Spain in the most recent contests, in the 2012/13 group stage.