Champions League Round of 16 Draw: Italian Teams Discover Their Rivals

The Champions League continues with its new season, as the draw for the knockout phase is set to take place in Nyon at midday. With team representatives on the edge of their seats, the road to the final will be plotted out today. The dates for the Round of 16 have been confirmed, with the first legs of the games scheduled to run on the 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st of February 2024. Return matches will play out on the 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th of March 2024.

Teams topping their respective groups, recognised as “Seeded Teams”, include Bayern Munich (GER), Arsenal (ENG), Real Madrid (SPA), Real Sociedad (SPA), Atletico Madrid (SPA), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Manchester City (ENG), and Barcelona (SPA).

Teams that came in second in their respective groups and are placed under “Unseeded Teams” are Copenhagen (DEN), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Napoli (ITA), Inter Milan (ITA), Lazio (ITA), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), RB Leipzig (GER), and FC Porto (POR).

As we await the actual draw, the anticipation is palpable among fans and players alike. With the likes of Napoli, Lazio, and Inter Milan amongst those to discover their rivals, the importance of this draw for Italian football is significant.

Stay tuned as we gear up for the excitement that comes with the draw and prepare for the thrilling race to the Champions League final 2024.

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