Three Premier League teams facing German opposition in Champions League last 16

Dec 17, 2018, 19:28
Three Premier League teams facing German opposition in Champions League last 16

Last season's finalists, Liverpool will have a mountain to climb when they face Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich. "It's very tough to see them not going through against Manchester United".

Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund beat Spurs in both legs when the two sides faced off in the Europa League round of 16 in 2016.

United, Liverpool and Tottenham were all pulled out first in their draw, so will open up with a home game, while City will be away.

The Reds were paired with the German champions during Monday's last-16 draw, with Anfield to host the first leg on Tuesday February 19 and the second leg scheduled for Wednesday March 13 at the Allianz Arena.

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Bayern Munich, meanwhile, have shown form in Europe, winning Group E, despite their lack of consistency in the Bundesliga, where they are third and trail Dortmund by nine points.

United are due to play Liverpool in what could be a crunch Premier League clash on February 23. It will be an historic tie between two teams who have helped make the competition what it is'.

So despite their reputation as one of the behemoths of European football, this is a great draw for Liverpool.

Like the Reds, they've won five European Cups all told, the most recent of which came in 2012/13.

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15 March: Quarter-final & semi-final draw.

Domestic indifference or not, this is a team and a club which knows how to navigate the Continental trail.

John Arne Riise, Emile Heskey and Michael Owen were the scorers and the squad contained the likes of Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Jari Litmanen and Igor Biscan. They lost their first two games in the competition, but recovered well to finish second behind Barcelona in their group.

But Atletico spokesman Clement Villaverde said: 'If you want to get to the final you have to compete with the best. I will meet former players [too] and it's good.

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Manchester United have been selected to play against Paris Saint-Germain.

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