The round of 16 of the Champions League was drawn in Nyon. There are four Bundesliga clubs among the 16 participants. The German clubs have been hit hard, they all face extremely strong opponents. The supposed advantage of winning the group is of little help to FC Bayern in particular.
Munich meet Paris St. Germain with Neymar, Messi and Mbappé. Borussia Dortmund plays against Chelsea. Debutant Eintracht Frankfurt has to deal with the Italian leaders SSC Naples, RB Leipzig with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.
"A top game, a top opponent, one of the best teams in the world," said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic about the duel with PSG: "I'm happy, it will be a treat for every football fan."
Club boss Oliver Kahn said: "We have had our experiences with Paris. This is one of the hardest opponents you can face. These will be two highly attractive games with the best players in Europe. If you have such an opponent in the back of your mind in the coming weeks and months, that's a kind of motivation that will carry you through the coming weeks and months."
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic said of Chelsea: "We have a top team waiting for us. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic we meet old acquaintances. We look forward to seeing you again and of course we want to make it through to the next round.”
They are also looking forward to the next big international duel in Frankfurt. "Ultimately, it was to be expected that we would face a difficult opponent," said manager Markus Krösche: "We will do everything to get through to the next round. I don't think Napoli are super happy to get us."
There are a total of eight game dates for the round of 16. The first legs will take place on February 14, 15, 21 and 22. The second legs will be played on March 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th.