Jurgen Klopp reacts to drawing Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Arnold Nichols
December 18, 2018

Manchester United will face Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool take on Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

One of the fiercest global rivalries in soccer will play out three times in the last 16 of the Champions League when a trio English teams take on German opposition.

Elsewhere in Monday's draw, Atletico Madrid will take on Serie A leaders Juventus, Lyon play Barcelona, Roma face Porto while Dutch club Ajax are set to meet holders Real Madrid.

At the same time, Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp has faced Bayern more than any other team in his coaching career.

PSG and Neymar face Manchester United for the first time in this competition.

Manchester United (ENG), Roma (ITA), Schalke (GER) and Tottenham Hotspur (ENG).


The live broadcast of the draw will be available on Sony TEN 2 and TEN 2 HD. "We did it against City", said Genesio.

In the Premier League meanwhile Liverpool top the pile, and remain the only team in the top flight to have not lost a single game all season.

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio says his team can draw on their group-stage displays against City - a 2-1 away win and 2-2 home draw - ahead of their clash with five-time European champions Barca.

As for the rest of the Premier League contingent, Manchester United may as well go home now, Spurs will fall short in the quarter-finals while Liverpool's squad depth will be exposed at the business end of the season with the whiff of a maiden Premier League title set to be too hard not to prioritise.

Klopp said: "It will be a tough one, an interesting one, and I am looking forward to it". The second leg matches will be played on March 5/6 and March 12/13.

City will be away for the first leg on Wednesday 20 February, before hosting their German opponents at the Etihad on Tuesday 12 March.

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