The UEFA Champions League knockout stages are about to begin, featuring highly anticipated matchups like AC Milan vs. Tottenham and Paris St-Germain vs. Bayern Munich. The tournament consists of four Premier League teams, including Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham, as well as four German teams, with Bayern Munich boasting a flawless group-stage performance.
Italy has three clubs, Portugal has two, and Belgium, France, and Spain each have one team. Real Madrid, the reigning champions and record 14-time winners, face Liverpool in a repeat of the 2018 and 2022 finals, while Bayern Munich takes on PSG in another final rematch from 2020. Bruges is making history by qualifying for the knockout stages for the first time, led by former Bournemouth and Fulham manager Scott Parker. Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt, with only one previous European Cup experience in 1959-60, is hoping to make up for the lost time.
According to Gracenote, Manchester City is the top contender to win this season’s Champions League, followed by Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Liverpool. Paris St-Germain, Chelsea, and Tottenham are considered less likely to win, with City and Benfica the most probable teams to reach the quarter-finals.
Full Round Of 16 UCL Fixtures List
Here is a full fixture list for the UEFA Champions league R16 games:
|Match*||1st Leg||2nd Leg|
|Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig||Feb. 22||March 14|
|Benfica vs. Club Brugge||Feb. 15||March 7|
|Real Madrid vs. Liverpool||Feb. 21||March 15|
|Tottenham vs. AC Milan||Feb. 14||March 8|
|Napoli vs. Eintracht Frankfurt||Feb. 21||March 15|
|Chelsea vs. Borussia Dortmund||Feb. 15||March 7|
|Porto vs. Inter Milan||Feb. 22||March 14|
|Bayern Munich vs. PSG||Feb. 14||March 8|