Real Madrid to face Manchester City in Champions League
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 16, 2019 08:12 PM
FILE - Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal, left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal with teammate Marcelo during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Alaves at Mendizorroza stadium, in Vitoria, northern Spain, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Thirteen-time European champion Real Madrid will face a Manchester City team seeking its first title when the teams meet in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The match, drawn Monday at UEFA headquarters, pits Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane against City manager Pep Guardiola. Zidane won three Champions League titles in three attempts with Madrid, while Guardiola has been seeking his third title for almost a decade after winning twice with Barcelona.
Also, Liverpool was sent back to the stadium where it won the title last season, with a first leg at Atletico Madrid, while Barcelona will face Napoli with the first leg in Italy.
In other matches: Chelsea will face Bayern Munich; Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel was paired with his former club, Borussia Dortmund; Lyon will take on Juventus; Tottenham will play Leipzig; and Atalanta will meet Valencia.
All 16 teams play in the five wealthiest European leagues.
The first legs will be played between Feb. 18 and 26, with the return games from March 10-18.
The final on May 30 will be in Istanbul.
Feb. 18-19 or 25-26
Borussia Dortmund (Germany) vs. Paris Saint-Germain (France) Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Manchester City (England)
Atalanta (Italy) vs. Valencia (Spain)
Atlético Madrid (Spain) vs. Liverpool (England)
Chelsea (England) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany)
Lyon (France) vs. Juventus (Italy)
Tottenham (England) vs. Leipzig (Germany)
Napoli (Italy) vs. Barcelona (Spain)
March 10-11 or 17-18
Paris Saint-Germain (France) vs. Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
Manchester City (England) vs. Real Madrid (Spain)
Valencia (Spain) vs. Atalanta (Italy)
Liverpool (England) vs. Atlético Madrid (Spain)
Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Chelsea (England)
Juventus (Italy) vs. Lyon (France)
Leipzig (Germany) vs. Tottenham (England)
Barcelona (Spain) vs. Napoli (Italy)