Published: Mon, December 17, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

United and PSG set for Champions League showdown

United and PSG set for Champions League showdown

However, their three home wins were enough to put them into the draw for the Last 16 and they'll be hoping that their excellent record in two-legged European ties under Jurgen Klopp continues.

In the first fixture drawn in Nyon on Monday morning, Premier League champions City were paired against Schalke.

Bayern Munich, meanwhile, have shown form in Europe, winning Group E, despite their lack of consistency in the Bundesliga, where they are third and trail Dortmund by nine points.

'It will be a tough one, an interesting one, and I am looking forward to it'.

Bayern Munich and Liverpool will square off in the final pick.

"A very hard match, with few goals", Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved predicted. Madrid will get a close look at two players Barcelona want next summer with Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt playing for the Dutch champions but for all their quality on the ball Ajax will be the underdogs against a team that may well have been crowned World Club Cup champions. And that this Bayern team is significantly weaker than previous editions. Jose Mouriho's side have now been drawn to face PSG in the next stage of the competition and it will be a big task for United to reach the quarter finals.

The second leg at Dortmund's Westfalenstadion will be on Tuesday 5 March.

Manchester City's director of football Txiki Begiristain warned the English champions will not have it easy against a Schalke outfit languishing in 13th place in Germany following a nightmare start.

On whether the fact Bayern have a winter break could influence the tie...

The first legs will be played on 12/13 and 19/20 February, with the seconds legs set for 5/6 March and 12/13 March. As such, they list Bayern games played at Football Arena Munich.

"We'll need to pull off two big performances, in the first leg and in the return, but we can do it".

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