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#UCLDraw: Messi vs Ronaldo as PSG take on Man Utd



Lionel Messi will face Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi will face rival, Cristiano Ronaldo when Paris Saint Germain take on Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Messi, 34, who was recently crowned Ballon d’Or joined PSG in the summer while Ronaldo, 36, returned to Old Trafford in same transfer window.

The mouthwatering fixture is one written in the stars and could possibly be the last match that these football legends face off in the prestigious Champions League.

Holders Chelsea have been drawn to face French champions Lille, while six-time winners Liverpool come up against Red Bull Salzburg.


Premier League champions Manchester City take on last season’s Europa League winners Villarreal.

Pep Guardiola’s side have never won the competition and were beaten in last season’s final by Chelsea.

The draw suffered an administrative error when United had initially been drawn against Villarreal – they were ineligible to face each other as they were in the same group.

The first legs will be spread out on 15, 16, 22 and 23 February, with the second legs on 8, 9, 15 and 16 March.


Chelsea are the only English side to play their first leg at home, with the other three all away after winning their groups.

A major change from this season sees the away goals rule removed, so ties level after 180 minutes will go to extra time.

If the teams still cannot be separated after the additional 30 minutes, then it goes to a penalty shootout.

This season’s final takes place in St Petersburg, Russia, on 28 May.

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Champions League last-16 draw:

Benfica v Real Madrid

Villarreal v Manchester City

Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich

Red Bull Salzburg v Liverpool


Inter Milan v Ajax

Sporting Lisbon v Juventus

Chelsea v Lille

PSG v Manchester United

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