In a rematch of the Champions League final from the previous season, Liverpool has been paired with league champion Real Madrid in the round of 16. In the final last year in Paris, 14-time champion Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 on the strength of a goal from Vinicius Junior in the 59th minute.
Tottenham plays Italian powerhouse AC Milan, while Premier League champion Manchester City takes on German team RB Leipzig. Borussia Dortmund faces Chelsea as well. Bayern Munich was drawn against Paris St. Germain, the French champions.
Six-time champion Liverpool will face Real Madrid for the fourth time in six seasons in the Champions League. In finals, Real Madrid triumphed on both of those occasions in 2017–18 and 2021–22.The first legs of the round of 16 will be held on February 14–15 and 21–22, and the second legs will be held on March 7-8 and 14–15.