The Champions League last-16 draws are out, as the likes of Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Villarreal Salzburg and Manchester United all get a very interesting draw. The defending champions Chelsea which finished second in their group below Juventus gets Lille.
The Champions League last-16 draws as released on Monday 13th December 2021, shows the following:
Benfica Vs Real Madrid
Villareal Vs Manchester City
Atletico Madrid Vs Bayern Munich
Salzburg Vs Liverpool
Inter Milan Vs Ajax
Sporting Vs Juventus
Chelsea Vs Lille
PSG Vs Manchester United
Manchester City have won both of their previous meetings with Villarreal in all competitions, winning home and away in the group stages of their maiden Champions League campaign of 2011-12.
Paris St-Germain and Manchester United have met four times in the Champions League since 2018-19.
Both clubs currently have two victories a piece, though I suspect Mauricio Pochettino and Ralf Rangnick, the man he has been tipped to replace at Old Trafford may have preferred different opponents.
Red Bull Salzburg v Liverpool.
What a tie for the Austrian side who are newcomers to this stage of the competition.
Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich. This will be an interesting one, and Bayern are likely to progress ahead of Atletico.