Champions League: It's Cristiano Ronaldo vs Neymar as Real Madrid draw Paris St Germain in Last 16
Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid will continue their bid for a first European Cup treble in 40 years against Neymar's Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were yesterday drawn together in a mouth-watering Champions League Last-16 clash
Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid will continue their bid for a first European Cup treble in 40 years against Neymar's Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were yesterday drawn together in a mouth-watering Champions League Last-16 clash. No club has won the European title three years running since Bayern Munich in the mid-1970s, underlining how big an achievement it would be if Madrid - 12 times winners overall - won the trophy again in the final in Kiev in May.
A board displays the Champions League Last-16 draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland yesterday. Pic/AFP
PSG made waves in the transfer market in the close season when they signed Brazilian star Neymar for a world-record 222 million euros (USD261.5 million), followed closely by great French hope Kylian Mbappe, who will cost 180m euros when his loan deal becomes permanent next summer. While Real's La Liga rivals Barcelona were drawn against Chelsea, Manchester City play Basel. Five-time winners and current Bundesliga table toppers Bayern Munich drew Turkish giants Besiktas, while last year's beaten finalists Juventus take on Tottenham. Manchester United face Sevilla and Liverpool Porto. First legs will be played on February 13-14 and 20-21, with second legs on March 6-7 and 13-14.
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