Champions League Last-16 Draw: Liverpool, Tottenham & Man Utd Given Tough Tasks

Champions League Last-16 Draw: Liverpool, Tottenham & Man Utd Given Tough Tasks

Javier Howell
December 17, 2018

Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Spurs this morning discovered who they will face in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Perennial domestic champions they might be, but 2018/19 isn't going to plan for Bayern.

The following Wednesday will see United travel to the Parc des Princes for the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.

"Atletico are a hard side to face, they are more of an Italian-style team than European".

The first leg will be played next year on February 13, 14, 19 and 20, 2019.

United are due to play Liverpool in what could be a crunch Premier League clash on February 23. They are strong at home. And that this Bayern team is significantly weaker than previous editions.

United, Liverpool and Tottenham were all pulled out first in their draw, so will open up with a home game, while City will be away.

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"The thing that worked against PSG recently was they were too individualistic".

Domestic indifference or not, this is a team and a club which knows how to navigate the Continental trail.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich have not met in a competitive fixture since the 2001 UEFA Super Cup, which Liverpool won 3-2 thanks to goals from John Arne Riise, Emile Heskey and Michael Owen.

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Howie Gayle was the Reds' hero on that occasion, coming off the bench for the injured Kenny Dalglish in the Olympia Stadion to hound the Bayern back line and inspire a 1-1 draw.

But Atletico spokesman Clement Villaverde said: 'If you want to get to the final you have to compete with the best.

Ajax will play defending champions Real Madrid.

It is, though, the first time the Red Devils will have played the French side, who are unbeaten in their own domestic division this season with some 44 points from 16 league games.