UEFA Champions League draw: Knockout fixtures 2020 announced

Round of 16 fixtures to be played over two legs in February and March, with final scheduled for March 30 in Istanbul.

The final will be played in the Turkish city of Istanbul on May 30, 2020 [Denis Balibouse/Reuters]
The final will be played in the Turkish city of Istanbul on May 30, 2020 [Denis Balibouse/Reuters]

The draw for this football season’s Champions League has been announced in a ceremony at the Swiss city of Nyon.

Thirteen-times winners Real Madrid on Monday were drawn against English champions Manchester City while title-holders Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid in the round of 16. 

In other ties, Serie A champions Juventus will face French side Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain will play Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona were pitted against an unpredictable Napoli.

Here is the list of all the round of 16 fixtures that will be played over two legs – home and away – in February and March 2020:

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid vs Manchester City

Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich

Lyon vs Juventus

Barcelona vs Napoli

Tottenham vs RB Leipzig

Atalanta vs Valencia

The final will be played in the Turkish city of Istanbul on May 30, 2020.

The first leg matches are set for February 18-19 and 25-26. The second leg ties will be played from March 10-11 and 17-18 [Denis Balibouse/Reuters]

Europa League draw

Separately on Monday, English giants Manchester United were drawn to play against Belgian champions Brugge in the round of 32 of the Europa League.

The  draw also paired Arsenal, last year’s runner-up in the second-tier competition, with Greek club Olympiakos.

Here is a list with the Europa League ties, to be played The ties will be played on February 20 and 27

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Espanyol

Sporting v Istanbul Basaksehir

Getafe v Ajax Amsterdam

Bayer Leverkusen v Porto

Copenhagen v Celtic

APOEL v Basel

CFR Cluj v Sevilla

Olympiacos v Arsenal

AZ Alkmaar v LASK

Club Brugge v Manchester United

Ludogorets v Inter Milan

Eintracht Frankfurt v Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk v Benfica

VfL Wolfsburg v Malmo

AS Roma v Gent

Rangers v Braga

The May 27 final will be in Gdansk, Poland.

Source : Al Jazeera, News Agencies

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