• Top News

Second last 16 Champions League draw done: Ronaldo to face another old foe

Getty Images
Advertisement

After a technical error forced UEFA to redo the draw, the last-16 Champions League fixtures of the 2021/22 season have been decided.

Cristiano Ronaldo will face Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid once again in the Champions League.

Clubs discovered their fates late on Monday afternoon at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, for the last-16 stage in the Champions League after a second draw was held.

Due to a technical infringement, UEFA decided to stage another draw after a mishap involving Manchester United. The decision ended a potential blockbuster clash between the Red Devils and Paris Saint-Germain.

Unfortunately for fans, Ronaldo won’t meet Lionel Messi this time around. The Portuguese ace will instead face Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, starting at Wanda Metropolitano in February.

Messi and PSG, meanwhile, will also head to Spain to take on Ronaldo’s former club, Real Madrid, in the round of 16.

Elsewhere, Chelsea were the big winners as they kept their original tie with Lille. Manchester City also did well, as they have gone from facing Villarreal to now Sporting CP, but Liverpool have to take on Inter Milan after previously getting Salzburg.

Take Two: 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 took place in Nylon on Monday.

FC SalzburgvsBayern Munich
Sporting CPvsManchester City
BenficavsAjax
ChelseavsLille
Atletico MadridvsManchester United
VillarrealvsJuventus
PSGvsReal Madrid
Inter MilanvsLiverpool

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.

x