Football fans react to Champions League round of 16 draws as Liverpool draw Bayern

Football fans react to Champions League round of 16 draws as Liverpool draw Bayern

- Race to Champions League final has kicked off after the round of 16 draws were done on Monday, December 17

- Defending champions Real Madrid will battle Dutch side Ajax while Barcelona faceoff with Lyon

- Last season's finalists Liverpool were drawn against German League champions Bayern Munich, while Juventus are set to battle Atletico Madrid

Premier League giants Liverpool have been paired with Bayern Munich for their Champions League round of 16 clash staging next year February.

The Reds finished runners-up last season after losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the final but have been unimpressive this term in the European championship.

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Jurgen Klopp's men stand a chance of reaching the last eight stage of tourney if they can overcome the German champions, who have equally been poor in the domestic league this term.

Manchester United are another English topflight side with tough opposition as they face Paris Saint Germain in a bid to reach the quarterfinal stage of the championship.

The Red Devils progressed to the next stage of the championship with one match to spare but ended up finish second on the table - two points behind Juventus.

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Atlético Madrid were drawn with Italian champions Juve as they face Cristiano Ronaldo once again despite the 33-year-old leaving the Spanish League this summer.

Diego Simeone returned to the elite competition in Europe this term after winning the Europa League last term, but will have to go the extra mile to end Juve's dream of winning the title.

Defending champions Real Madrid travel to the Netherlands for the first leg of their knockout stage fixture against Ajax Amsterdam.

Despite finishing top of their group, they suffered two disappointing defeats to Russian side CSKA Moscow on both legs.

Olympique Lyonnais battle Spanish League champions Barcelona in the next round to ensure they progress to the quarter final of the championship.

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However, football fans across the globe have reacted to the draws as regards the oppositions of their various teams.

Below are the full fixture for the round of 16:

  • Liverpool vs. Bayern
  • Ajax vs. Real Madrid
  • Roma vs. Porto
  • Lyon vs. Barcelona
  • Spurs vs. Dortmund
  • Man Utd vs. PSG
  • Atlético vs. Juventus
  • Schalke vs. Man City earlier reported that Champions League round of 16 draws would be made on Monday, December 17 after the group stages were completed last Wednesday.

With 15 teams already qualified before the last match day, French League side Lyon needed to secure at least a point against Shakhtar Donetsk to seal their passage.

And a Nabil Fekir's second half strike earned them the needed point to complete the 16 teams for the round of 16 stage and render Junior Moraes early goal a consolation.


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