REACTION | UEFA Champions League Last 16 draw

The UEFA Champions League Last 16 draw was made on Monday. Here are all the German teams in the draw and who they will be facing next February. 

PSV vs Borussia Dortmund 

BVB have a favourable draw in the last 16 having dodged many of the favourites and will travel to the Netherlands in February for the first leg. PSV are flying at the top of the Eredivisie this season, currently 10 points clear of second place Feyenoord. BVB can expect a tough atmosphere in Eindhoven but in terms of each team’s squad, you fancy Dortmund to continue their European campaign in this one. BVB in Europe this season has been their saving grace. They finished top of a tricky group which included PSG, Newcastle United, and AC Milan. However, domestically, they currently sit in 5th position and without a win in December.  

Lazio vs Bayern Munich 

Bayern Munich will travel to the Italian capital in what also can be considered a favourable draw. Despite reaching the knockout phase of the competition, Lazio have been off the boil so far in Serie A this season. Currently in 11th spot, Lazio have just 6 wins from 16 matches and average just a goal a game. Bayern themselves are in second position, right behind league-leaders Bayer Leverkusen. Whether the round of 16 will come as a pleasant break from Serie A for Lazio remains to be seen. However, Bayern will face their chances to get through the tie. 

RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid 

Leipzig have by far the trickiest round of 16 ties as they will first play host to record champions Real Madrid. The two teams last met in the group stages of the 2022/23 season which saw Leipzig win the home game 3-2 and Real win in Spain 2-0. If that is anything to go by, this should be a thrilling couple of games. Leipzig are going steady in the Bundesliga and are once again cementing themselves in the top four. Real Madrid are currently top of La Liga, though second place Girona can go top again if they win their game-in-hand. This game certainly has the potential to be one of the ties of the round. 

GGFN | Jamie Allen

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