February 20, 2019 -- Champions League Round of 16 first leg matches, including match-ups between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano, and Schalke against Manchester City at the Veltins-Arena. The second leg for these matches takes place on March 12.
The UEFA Champions League is contested by the highest ranked teams of the strongest UEFA national associations. It is the top club competition in European football and one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world.
The Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide. The final of the 2012-13 tournament had the highest TV ratings to date, drawing 360 million television viewers. It was played at Wembley Stadium in London, England, where Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the first all-German Champions League final.
The defending champions, Real Madrid, won the tournament for the third year in a row in 2017-18, and claimed their 13th victory overall.