FC Bayern Munich has to play in the first knockout round of the Champions League against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool FC for Borussia Dortmund, it comes to a reunion with Tottenham Hotspur. The FC Schalke 04 to get Manchester City of Leroy Sané the expected Top opponents. The French Ex-national player Laura Georges and Luis Garcia, king class winner with Liverpool in 2005, gave three of the Bundesliga club at the draw in Nyon on Monday attractive as high-profile opponents.
the Munich-based round, which is played in February and March is waiting in the initial K., last year's finalist FC Liverpool a real test. The team of Ex-BVB-Coach Klopp had in the group stage, with some effort, but as a group, second behind Paris Saint-Germain. "This is just a 50:50 game like ours," said BVB managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke to the lot of the Bavarians. "It's a hardship, but you will be happy as a player. Liverpool is the team of the hour. They are table leaders in England, play good football, very physical, on the Gas,“ said Bayern's sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic.
The ball to the Tottenham Hotspur of the best memories. In the last season Dortmund lost in the group stage of the Champions League, winning two games against Tottenham and were eliminated. 2016 continued in the first knockout round of the Europa League, but BVB. Now the third of the Premier League to star striker Harry Kane is again the opponents of the League-table leader.
For the German Vice-champion Schalke in the first knockout round to seeing the national players and former Schalke Leroy Sané. In the duels with the English Champions and the former Bayern Coach Pep Guardiola, the turf club is the clear outsider. In the group phase, the team of coach Domenico Tedesco as the Second set behind FC Porto.
The former BVB coach Thomas Tuchel has to compete with Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester United Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has to get Juventus to Atlético Madrid as the eighth-final opponent lost. In addition, title holders Real Madrid, Ajax Amsterdam must measure, the FC Barcelona will play against Olympique Lyon.
FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund will compete as a group winner, first away and have a in the crucial return game at home. FC Schalke 04 play the first leg at home. The quarter-finals-first legs on 12 in./13. and at the 19./20. February held. The return games will take place on 5./6. and 12./13. The end of March. (dpa)
Overview of the eighth-final matches:
the first knockout round (first legs 12./13. and 19./20. Feb. Back games 05./06.
FC Schalke 04 - Manchester City
Atlético Madrid - Juventus Turin
Manchester United - Paris Saint-Germain
Tottenham Hotspur - Borussia Dortmund
Olympique Lyon - FC Barcelona
AS Roma - FC Porto
Ajax Amsterdam - Real Madrid
Liverpool FC - Bayern Munich
first legs - back-games
quarterfinals: 09./10. April - 16./17. April
semi-finals: 30. April/01. May - 07./08. May
final: 01. June in Madrid