The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draws has been completed, and now all teams know which teams are their opponents heading into the knockout stages of the competition. As it’s always the case, some teams were benefited while others will have a difficult time trying to reach the quarterfinals.
Among the benefited teams, we can find Valencia, Barcelona, and Juventus. Los Che will take on Atalanta — arguably the weaker side on the knockout stages — while Barcelona will play against a Napoli side that looks like a shell of their former self. The reigning Serie A winners managed to avoid facing teams like Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund or Chelsea.
Chelsea and Madrid were two of those teams that would not feel lucky after the draw. While The Blues will go up against Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich, Los Merengues will confront Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. The former Barcelona manager will return to Santiago Bernabeu, but this time as manager of the Sky Blues.
Dortmund and Atletico Madrid might not feel quite well after the draw, either. While The Yellow Bees will fulfill PSG, Atletico will have to deal with the threat of facing Liverpool. The reigning trophy holders are enormous candidates once again, so Diego Simeone will have a tough challenge if he wants to move his side into the quarterfinals.
The other match of the knockout stages will be Tottenham against RB Leipzig. This could be the toughest sport to forecast considering both sides play with an exciting, attacking style. Tottenham has the advantage on a name-to-name foundation, while Leipzig has been the better team of the two when it comes to forming during the current season.
List of 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 games
Dortmund — PSG
Atalanta — Valencia
Chelsea — Bayern Munich
Lyon — Juventus
Tottenham — RB Leipzig
Napoli — FC Barcelona