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“Exciting UEFA Champions League Last 16 Draws Revealed: Key Matchups Unveiled”

Boom RadioNG | December 18, 2023

In the highly anticipated UEFA Champions League last 16 draw, Manchester City, the defending champions, are set to face FC Copenhagen, while Inter Milan clashes with Atletico Madrid in a standout matchup. The draws, made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, promise thrilling encounters that will unfold in mid-February and March.

 

UEFA Champions League trophy

UEFA Champions League trophy
photo credit: UEFA

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, eyeing a title defense, aims to overcome FC Copenhagen, who secured qualification by defeating Manchester United in a stunning 4-3 victory at home. Inter Milan, Serie A leaders, will face Atletico Madrid, setting the stage for a compelling clash between Diego Simeone’s coaching prowess and his former team from the late 1990s.

Paris Saint-Germain, aiming to break their recent last 16 jinx, faces Real Sociedad, who topped their group but are in the last 16 for the first time since 2003/04. Barcelona’s showdown with Napoli adds to the excitement, while Arsenal is expected to outperform Porto. Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, European powerhouses, are strong favorites against Lazio and RB Leipzig, respectively.

Dortmund takes on PSV Eindhoven, coached by former Borussia manager Peter Bosz, marking their return to the last 16 after eight years. The matchups promise intense competition and set the stage for captivating football moments.

The first legs are scheduled for mid-February, with return matches in March, leading to the Champions League final at Wembley in London on June 1.

 

Full UCL Last 16 Draws:

  1. FC Porto (POR) vs. Arsenal (ENG)
  2. Napoli (ITA) vs. Barcelona (ESP)
  3. Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) vs. Real Sociedad (ESP)
  4. Inter Milan (ITA) vs. Atletico Madrid (ESP)
  5. PSV Eindhoven (NED) vs. Borussia Dortmund (GER)
  6. Lazio (ITA) vs. Bayern Munich (GER)
  7. FC Copenhagen (DEN) vs. Manchester City (ENG)
  8. RB Leipzig (GER) vs. Real Madrid (ESP)

Mark your calendars for the football spectacle ahead!

 

 

UEFA Champions League last 16 draw, Manchester City,

Written by Boom RadioNG

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