Last season’s UEFA Champions League finalists, Liverpool have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the round of 16 of the competition this season.
Liverpool, who got to this stage after a miracle 1-0 win over Napoli last week, will need to beat the Bundesliga champions to maintain their hopes of bettering their last season’s feat.
Another interesting outcome of the draw, which held on Monday, is the pair of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
The English side have never met the Ligue champions in a competitive game.
Meanwhile, defending champions, Real Madrid were drawn against French Ligue 1 side, Olympique Lyon.
Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham face Bundesliga sides, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund respectively.
The Full draw:
Schalke v Manchester City
Atletico Madrid v Juventus
Manchester United v Paris St-Germain
Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund
Lyon v Barcelona
Roma v Porto
Ajax v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Bayern Munich
Group winners will be away from home in the first legs.
The first legs will take place on 12-13 and 19-20 February, with the return fixtures on 5-6 and 12-13 March.
RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: How roadside foods endanger consumers’ life with trans fat in northern Nigeria
With an estimated 854,000 deaths in Nigeria, and 3,229 attributed to trans fatty acids (TFA) -related cardiovascular deaths, ADESOLA IKULAJOLU visited Nigeria’s...
INVESTIGATION: Untold story of Ondo oil producing communities battling poor health system
Access to quality healthcare is one of the nightmares of communities in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State. Despite...
FEATURE: Ogun residents, waste collectors trade blames, as refuse litter environment
TIJANI ABDULKABEER, a journalist from the University of Ibadan, during a recent trip to Sango Otta, Ogun State took a look...
INVESTIGATION: How online fraudsters siphon victims’ funds through ‘SportyBet’ platform
As Nigeria transits into a cashless society, the evolution also creates opportunities for internet scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting...
SPECIAL REPORT: Enugu govt watches as waste takes over state, threatens public health, environment
In this report, Arinze Chijioke looks at how delays in evacuation of waste in Enugu State encourages indiscriminate waste disposal, its health implications, and how...