The Champions League knockout phase begins later this month and the remaining 16 teams will be dreaming of reaching the final of Europe’s elite competition.

A host of top clubs have made it through the group stage with Premier League trio Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City still in the mix.

The Champions League final will be held on Saturday, May 29


The Champions League final will be held on Saturday, May 29

The likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also in the draw for the last-16.

Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain in the final of last season’s Champions League as Kingsley Coman’s goal proved enough to secure the title.

Now, eyes are starting to turn to this term’s showpiece match.

Champions League final date

The 2020/21 Champions League final will take place on Saturday, May 29 and will kick off at 7pm.

It is being held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

The nominated ‘home’ team will be determined during the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals on Friday, March 19.

Istanbul were originally scheduled to host the Champions League final last season.

But due to the issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, games from the quarter-finals onwards were rearranged and all played in Lisbon.

Istanbul will now host it this year and the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia will do so next season having been shifted back a year.

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Bayern Munich won last season’s Champions League

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Bayern Munich won last season’s Champions League

Champions League last-16 draw

First leg dates stated

  • RB Leipzig vs Liverpool – Tuesday, February 16
  • Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund – Tuesday, February 16
  • Porto vs Juventus – Wednesday, February 17
  • Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain – Wednesday, February 17
  • Lazio vs Bayern Munich – Tuesday, February 23
  • Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea – Tuesday, February 23
  • Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City – Wednesday, February 24
  • Atalanta vs Real Madrid – Wednesday, February 24

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