Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain told BT Sport: “It is a difficult one, of course. Real Madrid have won 13 times so they are the best. We want to be the best so we want to beat them. It is always a pleasure to go to Real Madrid and play in big stadium like the Bernabeu.
“We know what we are going to face but they know our team and our manager too. I think we have to keep connected to all of the competitions and we will have chances to win some. In the league, Liverpool are many points ahead but we have to be connected.”
Arguably the pick of the round is Manchester City’s tie with Real Madrid as former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola faces his old foes.
Frank Lampard will take his Chelsea side back to the ground where he won the Champions League as a player, with a last-16 tie against Bayern Munich.
Holders Liverpool will return to the Wanda Metropolitano for the first time since winning last season’s Champions League final, for a last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid.
That could not have been much harder for Manchester City. But then it couldn’t have been much harder for Real Madrid either.
It is a repeat of the 2016 semi-final when a single goal over two legs was enough to take Real through against Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Champions League last-16 draw
So there we have it – here’s the full last-16 draw
- Borussia Dortmund v PSG
- Real Madrid v MANCHESTER CITY
- Atalanta v Valencia
- Atletico Madrid v LIVERPOOL
- CHELSEA v Bayern Munich
- Lyon v Juventus
- TOTTENHAM v RB Leipzig
- Napoli v Barcelona