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Champions League last-16 draw: Ronaldo & Messi set for epic showdown

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi
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The draw for the 2021/22 Champions League knockout stages took place on Monday, with some mouth-watering ties lying in wait already.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will meet for the seventh time in the Champions League in February.

Clubs discovered their fates on Monday afternoon at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, for the last-16 stage in the Champions League.

NOTE: The results for the last-16 Champions League draw have been made void due to a technical error. UEFA has confirmed a second draw for the knockout stages will take place later on Monday afternoon.

The Round of 16 tie results

UEFA divided clubs into two separate pots for the draw – one for seeded group winners and the other for unseeded runners-up.

The seeded teams (group winners) play the second-leg of their last-16 ties at home, while the unseeded clubs (runners-ups) host the first-leg.

Below are the results from the last-16 draw that will take place in Nylon on Monday.

BenficavsReal Madrid
VillarrealvsManchester City
Atletico MadridvsBayern Munich
SalzburgvsLiverpool
Inter MilanvsAjax
Sporting CPvsJuventus
ChelseavsLille
PSGvsManchester United

When are the Champions League last 16 ties?

First legs: February 15 & 16 – February 22 & 23.

Second legs: March 8 & 9 – March 15 & 16

When are the other knockout stage fixtures?

Quarter-finals

First legs: April 5-6

Second legs: April 12-13

Semi-finals

First legs: April 26-27

Second legs: May 3-4

Final

The 2021/22 Champions League final takes place on May 28 at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

For the latest news and scores of this competition, visit the Champions League page on Ace Football here.

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