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Champions League: Liverpool, Chelsea Set To Discover Last 16 Opponents

Timothy Aiyeku

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Four English Clubs namely Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will find out their opponents in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League after the teams scaled through the group stage which ended on Wednesday night.

The Champions League last 16 draw will take place on Monday afternoon.

Liverpool are the defending champions and they finished as Group E winners ahead of fellow qualifiers Napoli, Red Bull Salzburg, and Genk.

The Reds can only face teams outside England as well as those that finished in second place in the last 16.

Potential opponents for Liverpool include Real Madrid, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Zenit St. Petersburg.

For Chelsea, they finished as runners-up in Group H behind Spanish La Liga club Valencia and ahead of Ajax Amsterdam and Lille.

The Blues can only face the group winners that are not from the Premier League and their possible opponents include French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG), German champions Bayern Munich, Italian champions Juventus, Spanish champions Barcelona and German Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig.

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are the other Premier League clubs in the Champions League and they finished as Group C winners and Group B runners-up respectively to book their last 16 spot.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.