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Champions League last-16 draw: Who will Ronaldo face next?

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The draw for the 2020/21 Champions League knockout stages takes place on Monday, with some mouth-watering ties lying in wait already.

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

Germany and Spain are the most represented nations in the draw, as each of their four competing clubs qualified. Three English and Italian teams also progressed to the knockouts, along with one French and Portuguese side.

The 16 clubs in the draw

UEFA divides 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.

Group winners (seeded)Runners-up (unseeded)
Bayern MunichAtletico Madrid
Real MadridBorussia Monchengladbach
Manchester CityPorto
LiverpoolAtalanta
ChelseaSevilla
Borussia DortmundLazio
JuventusBarcelona
Paris Saint-GermainRB Leipzig

The Round of 16 tie results

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

Borussia MonchengladbachvsManchester City
LaziovsBayern Munich
Atletico MadridvsChelsea
RB LeipzigvsLiverpool
FC PortovsJuventus
FC BarcelonavsPSG
SevillavsBorussia Dortmund
AtalantavsReal Madrid

So Ronaldo will return to Portugal for the last-16 stage in the Champions League.

The Juventus ace has faced FC Porto six times across his career with Sporting CP in the Portuguese league and Manchester United in the Champions League.

Although Ronaldo has lost three times (W1 D2) in his six meetings with Porto and scored just one goal. To be fair, though, that 40-yard screamer he scored in April 2009 is still ranked one of the greatest goals in Champions League history.

Champions League knockout stage dates

Round of 16 (February 16 to March 17)

First legs: February 16 & 17 – February 23 & 24.

Second legs: March 9 & 10 – March 16 & 17

Quarter-finals (April 6 to April 14)

First legs: April 6 & 7

Second legs: April 13 & 14

Semi-finals (April 27 to May 5)

First legs: April 27 & 28

Second legs: May 4 & 5

Final (May 29)

Saturday 29 May

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

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