- 19 March
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"Do the draw again!" - Fans react to Champions League last-16 draw
The draw for the Round of 16 of the Champions League was conducted today and it has thrown up some interesting ties for the second stage of the competition.
The biggest of the lot is a repeat of last season’s final as Liverpool face Real Madrid in what is the most fascinating tie of this draw.
Paris Saint-Germain will face Bayern Munich in the last 16 as the French side’s poor luck in Champions League draws continue, however, they will feel more confident here.
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With that, there were some reactions to the draw, and while some fans were pleased with the result, others weren’t quite as happy.
Fans react to Champions League draw
Liverpool fans got the toughest possible opponent and one wanted the draw re-done, like it was last year, in order to get a second chance at it.
DO THE DRAW AGAIN LIKE LAST YEAR YOU COWARDS!— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) November 7, 2022
This will be the fourth time Liverpool take on Real Madrid in six seasons, and there were calls for a European Super League as a result.
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Real Madrid don't play Liverpool enough, that's why we need a Super League.— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) November 7, 2022
Milan drew Tottenham and that caught the attention of Arsenal fans, who felt Olivier Giroud could make the difference against his former club’s rivals.
Olivier Giroud against Tottenham you say? pic.twitter.com/uZVBMBmROb— Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) November 7, 2022
As is normal, some comments were passed about Manchester City’s rather favourable draw, as they got a clash against RB Leipzig.
That #UCL last 16 draw couldn’t have gone much better for City…— Alex Turk (@AlexCTurk) November 7, 2022
PSG drew Bayern Munich in another mouth-watering tie and there could be one big difference maker: Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting, who could alter the tie for the German club.
Eric Choupo-Moting to come back and haunt PSG!?#UCLDraw— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) November 7, 2022
There was also something about their lack of luck in draws: in the last three seasons, their Round of 16 opponents have won a combined 25 European Cup honours.
PSG's last 16 draws in the last 3 seasons:— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) November 7, 2022
2023 🇩🇪 Bayern Munich
2022 🇪🇸 Real Madrid
2021 🇪🇸 Barcelona
Elsewhere in the Round of 16, Eintracht Frankfurt face Napoli, Club Brugge play Benfica, Borussia Dortmund play Chelsea while Inter take on Porto.