Champions League Last 16 draw 2018-19
December 17, 2018 -- The draw for the Last 16 in the Champions League pits defending champions Real Madrid against Dutch team Ajax. Elsewhere ties of the round include last season’s finalists Liverpool against competition heavyweights Bayern Munich, Manchester United clashing with Paris St-Germain for the first time, and Atletico Madrid taking on Juventus. The matches begin February 12-13.
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.