Champions League last 16 draw
February 16 and March 10
Leipzig (GER) – Liverpool (ENG)
Barcelona (ESP) – Paris (FRA)
February 17 and March 9
Porto (POR) – Juventus (ITA)
Sevilla (ESP) – Borussia Dortmund (GER)
February 23 and March 17
Lazio (ITA) – Bayern (GER)
Atlético (ESP) – Chelsea (ENG)
February 24 and March 16
Borussia Monchengladbach (GER) – Manchester City (ENG)
Atalanta (ITA) vs Real Madrid (ESP)
Borussia Monchengladbach – Manchester City
UEFA ranking : 53
Group B : runners-up (W2 D2 L2 F16 A9)
last season : not considered suitable
Best of the European Cup : second place (1977)
Who is authorized? Former Salzburg coach Marco Rose, a defender in Mainz who has traded his trade under Klopp, has been accused of playing dynamic football. It's fair to say he made a real impression at the helm in his first and a half season.
Ten word campaigns : Goals come easily for a side that plays fearlessly.
James Thorogood, UEFA.com Monchengladbach correspondent : History was made in Madrid on the 6th Matchday despite the defeat of Gladbach'. In their third UEFA Champions League campaign, Foals's bold and captivating football brand has proven their ambition to progress from such a tough group. They needed help crossing the line, but they totally deserve a spot in the last 16'
UEFA ranking : 6
Group C : winners (W5 D1 L0 F13 A1)
last season : quarter-finals (L – Lyon)
European Cup best : semi-finals (2016)
Who is authorized? In 11 seasons as first team boss, Pep Guardiola lifted eight league titles, but the final medal for the two manager UEFA Champions League winners came in 2011'
Campaigns in ten words : Initially inconsistent in Premier League, difficult as familiar in Europe.
Simon Hart, UEFA.com Man. city reporter : City advanced as the group winner in season four; they did it with confidence and with two games to spare. Clean sheets are another source of satisfaction, given the defensive failures that have cost them in this competition in the past and the contributions of new boys Rúben Dias and Ferran Torres'. However, the failure to transform many of the many chances they create is something that needs to be addressed.
Monchengladbach: W1 D2 L3 F8 A13
Man. City: W3 D2 L1 F13 A8
Lazio – Bayern
UEFA ranking : 36
Group F : runners-up (W2 D4 L0 F11 A7)
last season : not considered suitable
European Cup best : quarter-finals (2000)
Who is authorized? Former Lazio striker Simone Inzaghi took the reins in his first managerial appointment in 2016. Under his command, Lazio won three local trophies this season and reached the group stage for the first time since 2007 / 08'.
Ten word campaigns : He showed some classes in distress after the disease devastated his team.
Vieri Capretta, UEFA.com Lazio correspondent : Lazio returned to qualifying for the first time since 1999 / 2000'and they did it in style. Biancocelesti is still undefeated, Pot 1 side defeated Dortmund', with two wins out of three at home and boasting a top striker in Ciro Immobile' (witness five goals in four games). Inzaghi said they wanted to rewrite the history of the club and they certainly did.
UEFA ranking : 1
Group A : winners (W5 D1 L0 F18 A5)
last season : winners
European Cup best : winners (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013, 2020)
Who is authorized? Former Germany assistant Hans-Dieter Flick was seconded last season and oversaw a remarkable transformation that saw them sweep everything before them and rewrite their record books.
Campaign in ten words : No sign of slowing down; Bayern juggernaut gives strength.
Jordan Maciel, UEFA.com Bayern correspondent : Bayern''s title defense continued as in the last campaign, putting aside everything that stood in their way. Before reaching the relentless intensity we saw last summer, Flick's men have overcome many hurdles on their way to win Group A in two matches. The fearlessness of the Salzburg press, Lokomotiv''s stubborn struggle or Diego Simeone''s well-trained Atlético', neither team has found a formula to stop the Bayern side.
Lazio and Bayern have never met before .
Atlético – Chelsea
UEFA ranking : 5
Group A : runners-up (W2 D3 L1 F7 A8)
last season : quarter final (L – Leipzig)
Best of the European Cup : second place (1974, 2014, 2016)
Who is authorized? After more than nine years and 500 games at the helm of Atlético, Diego Simeone has created a side in his image and they remain as determined and determined as ever.
Ten word campaigns : After echoing defeat at Bayern', home form came to the rescue.
Graham Hunter, UEFA.com Atlético correspondent : Athlete is nothing if not a stubborn, competitive, bloody team built to compete by the biggest rival in Simeone'. How nice that they brought the European champions together, were separated by themselves in Bavaria on Matchday 1, but ended up with a development. It's not Los Rojiblancos''s most dominant group performance in recent history, but they're growing.
UEFA ranking : 14
Group E : winners (W4 D2 L0 F14 A2)
last season : Round of 16 (L – Bayern)
Best of the European Cup Best: Winners (2012)
Who is authorized? Newly appointed Thomas Tuchel led Paris to the UEFA Champions League final last season, as well as back-to-back Ligue 1 titles in 2019 and 2020. He was successful in Germany before moving to France and led Dortmund to German Cup victory. 2017.
Campaigns in ten words : Impressive progression and growing maturity with strange defensive blast.
Jon Phipps, UEFA.com Chelsea correspondent : Chelsea's European success was built on a solid back line – no one lasted longer than 355 minutes from the start of the tournament – and they largely tried their luck. This is a much more balanced side than last season, with quality and depth in every position. And while Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech are still settling in, there's definitely more to come.
Atlético: W2 D3 L2 F11 A11
Chelsea: W2 D3 L2 F11 A11
Leipzig – Liverpool
UEFA ranking : 21
Group H : runners-up (W4 D0 L2 F11 A12)
last season : semi-finals (L – Paris)
European Cup Best Best: Semi-Finals (2020)
Who is authorized? Failed for his early life and sartorial acumen, 33-year-old Julian Nagelsmann was widely praised for leading Leipzig to the fourth final of the UEFA Champions League during his first season in charge of 2019/20 – placing third in the UEFA Men's Coach. Year award.
Ten-word campaigns : Arrogant newcomers are black horses again after finding their way in the tough group.
Jordan Maciel, UEFA.com Leipzig report : Leipzig suffered major hits in Manchester and Paris, which put knockout hopes at risk, but the path from this test section to qualification was always in their hands. Groundbreaking was laid with two tough wins against Başakşehir, including an additional time title against Istanbul', but home wins against Paris and United' made the difference in the end. Secondly, it was a performance defined by courage and character, especially in the all-or-nothing showdown for the last 16.
UEFA ranking : 10
Group D : winners (W4 D1 L1 F10 A3)
last season : Round of 16 (L – Atlético)
European Cup best : winners (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019)
Who is authorized? Jürgen Klopp led Dortmund to successive Bundesliga titles and the UEFA Champions League final, then led the Reds to their sixth European Cup in 2019/#39. Liverpool shares soared after conceding their first senior title since 1990'
Campaigns in ten words : Not without its challenges, but Jota fit in perfectly.
Matthew Howarth, UEFA.com Liverpool correspondent : Despite numerous high-profile injuries, Liverpool managed to reach the last 16' with relative ease. While the Reds defended well in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, Diogo Jota went into their attack smoothly. Klopp's team is well-equipped to enter the next stages of the tournament once again.
Leipzig and Liverpool had never met before .
Porto – Juventus
UEFA ranking : 15
Group C : runners-up (W4 D1 L1 F10 A3)
last season : not considered suitable
Best of the European Cup : winners (1987, 2004)
Who is authorized? Three-time senior Portuguese winner of his two spells with Porto, former Portuguese winger Sérgio Conceição has led the club to two more championships since rejoining from Nantes in 2017.
Ten word campaigns : Overcame an opening failure to prove class on both sides.
Carlos Machado, UEFA.com Porto correspondent : Porto achieved their elimination goal by taking second place with a match in hand. After their opening defeat at City', Porto had three wins in a row. A solid defense allied with two hardworking and intelligent midfielders – playing four games in a row – played an important role in Sérgio Oliveira and Matheus Uribe, as did the experiences of Jesús Corona and Otávio.
UEFA ranking : 3
Group G : winners (W5 D0 L1 F14 A4)
last season : Round of 16 (L – Lyon)
Best of the European Cup : winners (1985, 1996)
Who is authorized? Former fan favorite Andrea Pirlo is a classy No10 whose velvet touch helped AC Milan and Juve qualify for six league titles and two UEFA Champions Leagues. Pirlo was promoted from the U23's in July to see if he could provide similar inspiration as a coach.
Campaigns in ten words It's made up of: tough if not surprising, hard to beat, but devoid of killer instincts.
Paolo Menicucci, UEFA.com correspondent for Juventus : In 2015'in a 3-1' final loss to Barcelona' Juve' Álvaro Morata, who scored his goal, has been playing like a man in charge since his return to Torino. Pirlo''s Juve' may still be a work in progress, but with Cristiano Ronaldo and this Morata ahead, Bianconeri has the potential to move ahead of the competition.
Porto: W0 D1 L4 F2 A8
Juventus: W4 D1 L0 F8 A2
Barcelona – Paris
UEFA ranking : 2
Group G : runners-up (W5 D0 L1 F16 A5)
last season : quarter-finals (L – Bayern)
European Cup best : winners (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Who is authorized? Renowned Dutch former defender and stage expert Ronald Koeman wants to rekindle his early coaching success at the club, where he spent six golden years as a player.
Ten word campaigns : In the pass; Well oiled machine in Europe but misfires at home.
Graham Hunter, UEFA.com Barcelona correspondent : When I interviewed Koeman about his appointment, he talked about the need for the team to work for each other, talk about a new system and renewal that supports existing skills in this playgroup. Check all three boxes after the group shows: not only five wins, but also confidence, hard work, pressure, fluidity of performance and, frankly, excellence to Dynamo Kyiv at Marc-André ter Stegen' when things went against them. .
UEFA ranking : 7
Group H : winners (W4 D0 L2 F13 A6)
last season : final (L vs Bayern)
European Cup Best Best: Final (2020)
Who is authorized? Mauricio Pochettino took the reins of Paris on January 2nd, ending his 13-month coaching break. The 48-year-old Argentine reached the UEFA Champions League final with Tottenham in 2019' but left before the end of the calendar year – the same success fell to previous Paris boss Thomas Tuchel in 2020'.
Ten word campaigns : The Gutsy win at Manchester' eased the pressure after the uncertain opening run.
Chris Burke, UEFA.com Paris correspondent : Stodgy at the beginning, strong at the end. This sums up Paris, which started with a mental and physical hangover from the run to the final in August. At times the French champions had to dig deep to avert all disaster before finally reinventing their stance in a campaign led by Neymar on one end and Marquinhos' on the other. Can this victory at Old Trafford' now serve as a springboard?
Barcelona: W5 D3 L3 F22 A16
Paris: W3 D3 L5 F16 A22
Seville – Dortmund
UEFA ranking : 9
Group E : runners-up (W4 D1 L1 F9 A8)
last season : UEFA Europa League winners
European Cup best : quarter-finals (1958, 2018)
Who is authorized? Former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui is in his second season at Sevilla and set his career on track by signing an extension until 2024 in January after an abusive tenure at Real Madrid.
Campaigns in ten words : Slow start to the Liga, but gaining a clear know-how in Europe.
Simon Hart, UEFA.com Sevilla correspondent : Sevilla''s second series had red faces against Chelsea in Game 5, but before that, Lopetegui''s main men had shown plenty of positives in qualifying with two games to back up. Two wins against Krasnodar #39 captured the resilience and character of a fiercely competitive team that knew how to win in Europe (as evidenced in last season's UEFA Europa League').
UEFA ranking : 13
Group F : winners (W4 D1 L1 F12 A5)
last season : 16 rounds (L – Paris)
Best of the European Cup : winners (1997)
Who is authorized? Edin Terzić is the new guy in the hot seat after being on the job as interim coach until the end of the season in December. A former BVB youth coach and analyst for Klopp, the 38-year-old was assistant to previous boss Lucien Favre, whose reign ended after losing 5-1 to Stuttgart.
Ten word campaigns : Under the leadership of Erling Braut Haaland, anything is possible.
James Thorogood, UEFA.com Dortmund correspondent : Dortmund Turned things around with three straight wins after a false start to Matchday 1'. Haaland''s record-breaking goal exploits stole most of the headlines, but the progress made by BVB''s dynamic young squad as a whole laid the groundwork for another strong run.
Sevilla: W1 D1 L0 F3 A2
Dortmund: W0 D1 L1 F2 A3
Atalanta - Real Madrid
UEFA ranking : 29
Group D : runners-up (W3 D2 L1 F10 A8)
last season : quarter-finals (L – Paris)
European Cup Best Best: Quarterfinals (2020)
Who is authorized? Known for his offensive approach, Gian Piero Gasperini became an honorary citizen of Bergamo in 2019 before taking his crazy side to the quarterfinals in his first UEFA Champions League tournament.
Campaigns in ten words : Winning at Anfield highlighted the success of winning another fun attribute.
Vieri Capretta, UEFA.com Atalanta correspondent : Atalanta did this for the second year in a row! This time they won all three away games and in the process became the second Italian team to win at Anfield'. It's had its ups and downs, but it deserves a place in the last 16', where the likes of Duván Zapata and Alejandro Gómez shined once again. The question is: can they beat the last eight now?
UEFA ranking : 4
Group B : winners (W3 D1 L2 F11 A9)
last season : Round of 16 (L – Manchester City)
Best of the European Cup : winners (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Who is authorized? One of the most acclaimed players of his generation, Zinédine Zidane''s reputation as manager was equally high after coaching Madrid' to three consecutive UEFA Champions League crowns. He resigned in 2018, but returned for a second spell the following year.
Ten-word campaigns : Get off to a bumpy start before proving their European ancestry.
Joseph Walker, UEFA.com Madrid correspondent : It wasn't what you would call an old group stage campaign from 13-time winners, it got off to a slow start with one draw and one defeat. However, they fell to the ground, drew the conclusions they needed, and took first place in the group to take it all in.
Atalanta and Real Madrid had never met before.