The draw for the knockout stage was held on Friday in Switzerland, with all the leaders of the group wishing to not play against Liverpool, the team led by Klopp was the team that nobody wanted to face in the round of 16 and it has to face the German champion, Bayern Munich that this year with coach Niko Kovac, have not presented the football of other years, being from the leaders of groups one of the most accessible next to Porto for the second classified.
With the assignment of Liverpool, Madrid and Barcelona breathed easily, and could not avoid being happy when they met their rivals. Madrid has to play against Ajax, a European football history, but for a long time, it is a team that seeks its best level. Second in the Bayern group to which it tied the two matches and with options until the end of being the first of the group, full of young talents can give the surprise to the white team that does not go through its best moment.
The Barcelona that has taken the Champions League this year as a priority objective above anything else, has to face the Olympic of Lyon that is not one of the leaders of Europe or has the history of Ajax but against the City of Guardiola demonstrated the damage that can do, well standing in defense and lethal with their forwards, the French team can represent a problem if Messi is not on one of his best nights.
Worse, much worse, as expected, paint this elimination for Atlético. As second of the group, not being able to win in Bruges, had all the ballots to get one of the favorites. The City was the one with more possibilities, but it was the Juve of Cristiano Ronaldo. If Atlético wants to play the final in its field, it will have to play a feat.