Champions League Round Of 16 Draw Is Lit, So When Will It Start?

When does Champions League Round of 16 start in 2020?

The Champions League draw on Monday created some tantalizing matchups for the knockout rounds. Now the question is: When does Champions League Round of 16 start in 2020? 

For the first time ever, UEFA held a draw for the UCL Round of 16 only with clubs from the biggest five leagues on the continent, so we knew we were in for some big games from the start of the knockout rounds. The draw confirmed our expectations and then some.

Manchester City will take on Real Madrid, Chelsea faces Bayern Munich in a rematch of the 2012 final, PSG gets BVB and Liverpool drew Atlético Madrid among the Round of 16 matchups.

Champions League Round Of 16 Draw

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  • Borussia Dortmund vs. Paris Saint-Germain
  • Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
  • Atalanta vs. Valencia
  • Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool
  • Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich
  • Lyon vs. Juventus
  • Tottenham vs. RB Leipzig
  • Napoli vs. Barcelona

The biggest question for most people now is, when does Champions League Round of 16 start? Unfortunately, we’ve got to wait a bit. 

When Does Champions League Round Of 16 Start 2020

The Champions League Round of 16 begins on Feb. 18 with the first legs of PSG-BVB and Liverpool-Atleti. The final second legs will be played on March 18. 

Champions League Round of 16 2020 Schedule 

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Borussia Dortmund vs. PSG
Atlético Madrid vs. Liverpool

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Atalanta vs. Valencia
Tottenham vs. RB Leipzig

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Napoli vs. Barcelona
Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
Lyon vs. Juventus

Tuesday, March 10
Valencia vs. Atalanta
RB Leipzig vs. Tottenham

Wednesday, March 11
PSG vs. Borussia Dortmund
Liverpool vs. Atlético Madrid

Tuesday, March 17
Manchester City vs. Real Madrid
Juventus vs. Lyon

Wednesday, March 18
Barcelona vs. Napoli
Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea

The Champions League quarterfinal and semifinal draw will be March 20. The first legs of the quarterfinals will be played April 7-8 and second legs completed April 14-15. The semifinals are set for April 28-29 and May 5-6. 

The final is slated for May 30 in Istanbul. 

Europa League Draw 2020

Not quite as intriguing as the Champions League Round of 16 draw but still notable, UEFA held the Europa League Round of 32 draw on Monday as well.

Manchester United was paired with Club Brugge, Arsenal takes on Olympiakos, Ajax drew Getafe and Wolves faces Espanyol among the notable matches.

Europa League Round of 32 Draw

  • Wolves vs. Espanyol
  • Sporting Lisbon vs. Istanbul Basaksehir
  • Getafe vs. Ajax
  • Bayer Leverkusen vs. Porto
  • FC Copenhagen vs. Celtic
  • APOEL vs. FC Basel
  • Cluj vs. Sevilla
  • Olympiakos vs. Arsenal
  • AZ Alkmaar vs. LASK
  • Club Brugge vs. Manchester United
  • FC Ludogorets vs. Inter Milan
  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Salzburg
  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Benfica
  • Wolfsburg vs. Malmo
  • Roma vs. Gent
  • Rangers vs. Braga

The Europa League Round of 32 is Feb. 20-27. The draw for the Round of 16 will be Feb. 28.

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