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Liverpool and Real Madrid headline blockbuster Champions League last 16 draw

Liverpool have again been pitted against Real Madrid in the headline tie of the Champions League last 16 draw.

It’s the third consecutive season that the two have faced each other in the competition, with Real coming out on top of last season’s final thanks to Vinicius Junior’s second half goal.

The two also went head-to-head in the 2018 final – Real emerging 3-1 victors on that occasion – and they also faced off in 2021 – Liverpool again losing out 3-1 on aggregate at the quarter-final stage.

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in another blockbuster clash, while Manchester City will take on RB Leipzig.

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham take on AC Milan after sealing top spot in the group stages, and Graham Potter’s Chelsea have been handed a tricky looking tie with Borussia Dortmund.

Eintracht Frankfurt will take on Serie A leaders SSC Napoli, Club Brugge will face Benfica, and Inter will square off against Porto.

The first legs of the last 16 stage of the 2022/23 Champions League are due to be played on 14, 15, 21 and 22 February.

The return legs will take place on 7, 8, 14 and 15 March.

Key dates for 2022/23 Champions League

The quarter-final and semi-final draw will take place on 17 March. The identities of the semi-finalists will not be known at the time of the draw, as the quarter-finals will take place afterwards in April.

The quarter-finals will be played on 11, 12, 18 and 19 April, the semi-finals on 9, 10, 16 and 17 May. The final, to be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, will take place on 10 June.

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