The rundown on which teams English clubs might face next in Europe’s elite club competition
The group stage of the 2020-2021 Champions League was finished on Wednesday night, with 16 teams set to advance through to the knock-out stage.
Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all scheduled their place in the draw, which will take place in Nyon, Switzerland on December 14.
The 3 English sides are seeded, together with holders Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Paris St Germain and Real Madrid, so can not fulfill each other.
Teams who were in the very same group will also be kept apart in the last 16, as will those from the very same nation, with the fixtures set to be played over 2 legs expanded during February and March 2021.
Here, the PA news firm has a look at which clubs might stand in between the Premier League sides and a place in the quarter- finals.
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The Spanish giants are a shadow of their former selves this season, well off the speed in LaLiga and Ronald Koeman’s men completed runners-up to Juventus in Group G. In Spite Of not being the danger they as soon as were, all 3 English clubs will be keen to prevent dealing with Lionel Messi
Diego Simeone‘s side advanced second in Group A behind Bayern Munich, so are a possible opponent for any of theEnglish teams Los Rojiblancos leading LaLiga, unbeaten in 10 games up until now and would provide a major danger to any club’s hope of European success.
Leipzig commemorated a remarkable triumph over Manchester United in the group stage (PA Wire through DPA)
The Germans won 4 of their Group H matches, however wound up second to PSG, who also took 12points Leipzig’s 3-2 triumph over Manchester United on Tuesday night consigned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to the Europa League. Currently 3rd in the Bundesliga, the 2020 Champions League semi-finalists are another team which England’s trio will be out to prevent.
Atalanta won at Anfield in the group stage, and might face one of the other English clubs in the last 16 (Laurence Griffiths/PA)
The Serie A side completed second in Group D behind Liverpool, so will be kept apart from the Reds in the last 16. Beaten 5-0
Bergamo by the Premier League
at the final November, the 2-0 triumph at Anfield a couple of weeks later on revealed Atalanta must not be ignored.
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