Defending champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while arch rivals Barcelona take on Premier League Champions Chelsea.Wiinners in both 2016 and 2017 will face PSG side widely considered among the leading contenders to win the trophy this season after bringing in Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Dani Alves in the summer.Manchester United will also face Sevilla for the first time in a competitive meeting, Manchester City play Basel and Liverpool are up against Porto, but fellow group winners Tottenham Hotspur have a tough test in Italian champions Juventus.Bayern Munich, who finished second to PSG in Group B, play Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk take on Roma.
The Spanish champions’ director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno, told beIN Sports: “It could have been the final, for the power of the two clubs, but that happens in a draw — luck plays a role.“We will meet them in the last 16, which is a bit early, we could say. Logically we are both challengers for the trophy.”PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “We have big respect for Real Madrid. It will be two great matches. The fans will have magic football moments away and at the Parc des Princes. As I always say, we need to be ready to play all the teams and we will be ready.”
Story By: Felix Okaijah