Premier League sides got tough oppositions in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draws made on Monday afternoon. It was not a straightforward draw as UEFA had to re-conduct the draws after administrative errors during the first draw.
However, after the issue was sorted, former Arsenal forward Andriy Asharvin resumed, and defending champions of the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea, were drawn against French Club Lille.
Manchester City will face Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon while Manchester United will face Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool, who won all six games in the UEFA Champions League group stage, will face Italian Champions Inter Milan for their efforts.
Champions League last-16 draws:
Red Bull Salzburg v Bayern Munich
Sporting Lisbon v Manchester City
Benfica v Ajax
Chelsea v Lille
Atletico Madrid v Manchester United
Villarreal v Juventus
Inter Milan v Liverpool
PSG v Real Madrid
Meanwhile, The first legs will be played across 15, 16, 22, and 23 February, while the second legs will be played on 8, 9, 15, and 16 March 2022.
Chelsea will play the first leg of their tie at home as they are the only Premier League team that finished second in the group stage. The Blues finished second in a group that had Juventus, Zenit, and Malmö.
Meanwhile, in the UEFA Europa League knockout playoff draws, Rangers will face Borussia Dortmund while the UEFA Europa Conference League will see Celtic will play Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt.
Meanwhile, Should Tottenham go through to the next round, they would face Austrian side Rapid Vienna. Tottenham’s final group game against Stade Rennes was not played after multiple COVID cases were detected in the team. UEFA has not decided whether their game will be replayed or if it was a forfeited fixture by either of the two teams.