On the evening of November 7 (Vietnam time), UEFA conducted a draw to divide the matches in the 1/8 round, also known as the round of 16 of the Champions League 2022/23 teams. In the group stage, PSG pushed themselves into a difficult position. In the last match of Group H, PSG beat Juventus 2-1. But Benfica beat Maccabi Haifa 6-1. The two teams have the same 14 points, but Benfica is on the top thanks to more sub-stats.
This means PSG are in danger of facing Bayern Munich, Man City, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Tottenham, Napoli and Porto in the first knockout round of this year’s Champions League. And it is not surprising when PSG drew a visit to Bayern Munich.
Gray Lobster has won all of the group stages this season, so this is definitely a big challenge for Lionel Messi and his teammates. Remember in the Champions League final season 2019/10, Bayern Munich defeated PSG with a score of 1-0 to win the championship. This matchup will therefore be extremely interesting.
Sharing the same fate with PSG is Liverpool. The opponent of The Kop is no stranger to Real Madrid. This match is a replay of last season’s Champions League final. At that time, the White Vulture defeated Liverpool 1-0 to have 14 crowns in this tournament.
Liverpool and Real Madrid have also often met in the past. Therefore, this is a match full of grace in the Champions League 2022/23. Real is more appreciated but Liverpool is also ready to overthrow the defending champion.
In other notable matches, Tottenham faced AC Milan. These are two well-balanced opponents. Meanwhile, Man City and Chelsea won the draw which is considered light when they meet RB Leipzig and Dortmund respectively.
The last two matches are Porto – Inter Milan and Club Brugge – Benfica may be less attractive but promise to bring many interesting things in the 1/8 Champions League round.
As a rule, the 8 group winners are selected as 8 seeded teams. They will face eight group runners-up, on the principle that teams from the same country or group do not meet. The group winners will play the second leg of the round of 16 at home.
According to the schedule, the first leg of the 1/8 round of the Champions League team will take place on February 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2023. The second legs will be played on 7, 8, 14 and 15 March 2023.
Also from last season, UEFA decided to remove the away goals rule. If the two teams have a draw after 2 matches, they will continue to play extra time. If the extra time continues, the two sides will take a penalty shootout 11m to determine the winner.
Round of 16 draw results:
RB Leipzig vs Manchester City
Club Brugge vs Benfica
Liverpool vs Real Madrid
AC Milan vs Tottenham
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli
Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea
Inter Milan vs Porto
Paris Saint-Germain – Bayern Munich
Tieu Lam – according to xevathethao.vn | 18:11 07/11/2022