Liverpool and Real Madrid will meet for the first time since last season’s Champions League final, as the pair met in the round of 16 of this year’s competition.
Certainly not the best draw Jurgen Klopp’s side could have been given, as the other three possible opponents are Porto, Benfica and Bayern Munich.
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However, the reaction of “This is a respectable challenge, a repeat of the last final. Liverpool vs. Real Madrid will add a lot of spice!” by Giorgio Marchetti, UEFA Deputy General Secretary, shows that this is a hugely attractive draw.
It will be a draw that everyone in Europe will be watching and Anfield will be rebounding as we seek revenge for the 2018 and 2022 finals, during the first leg in February. The full draw for this round is:
RB Leipzig at Manchester City, Club Brugge at Benfica, Liverpool at Real Madrid, AC Milan at Tottenham, Eintracht Frankfurt at Napoli, Borussia Dortmund at Chelsea, Inter Milan at Porto, PSG at Bayern Munich.
You can see the moment of the draw against Madrid (from 24:08) through BT Sport on YouTube:
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