Champions League Round of 16 Draw Unveils Matchups, Key Dates

Champions League Round of 16 Draw Unveils Matchups, Key Dates


Latiifah Amusan



The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw has been finalized, revealing the thrilling matchups, key dates, and the formidable teams set to battle it out in the first knockout.

Manchester City are set to face off against Copenhagen, who made headlines by eliminating Manchester United during the group stage.

Meanwhile, football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are gearing up for challenging encounters against RB Leipzig and Napoli, respectively.

Here is the complete Round of 16 draw:

– Porto vs. Arsenal

– Napoli vs. Barcelona

– Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Sociedad

– Inter Milan vs. Atletico Madrid

– PSV vs. Borussia Dortmund

– Lazio vs. Bayern Munich

– Copenhagen vs. Manchester City

– RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid

The knockout stage will kick off in February 2024, with the first legs scheduled for February 13, 14, 20, or 21, and the return matches taking place on March 5, 6, 12, or 13.

Notably, away goals will not play a role in determining the outcome, as the rule was abolished before the 2021/22 season.

As the tournament progresses, the quarterfinals are slated for April 9/10 (first legs) and 16/17 (second legs), followed by the semifinals on April 30/May (first legs) and May 7/8 (second legs).

The pinnacle of European club football, the Champions League final, is set to unfold on June 1, just 13 days before the commencement of Euro 2024 in Germany.


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