Once again, Real Madrid is among the top 16 teams in Europe. As in every edition of the Champions League, the Blancos have not missed their appointment and will be present in the round of 16 draw. This time, they did so after closing an impeccable group stage with a clean sweep of victories.
After the Wednesday matchday, the first phase of the European Cup is already history. From next Monday at 12:00, the qualified teams will know their round of 16 opponents, a round that will start on February 13, 2024.
As it could not be otherwise, the 14-time champion of this competition is the rival to avoid for everyone. In addition, this season Carletto’s team has been imposing its law after winning the first six matches.
What is certain is that Real has the home advantage, thanks to their position as group leaders. In this way, whoever the opponent is, Real Madrid fans can be calm, as the Santiago Bernabéu will be the one to decide the outcome in the round of 16.
Real Madrid’s possible opponents
The opponent of the European champion in this first round of elimination will be one of those second-placed teams, with the exception of Napoli, with whom they already shared a group. In addition, the White team could face Copenhagen, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan, Lazio, PSG, Porto or RB Leipzig. One of these clubs will have the luck or misfortune of crossing paths with Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
Now, we just have to wait for luck to dictate the different matchups. The first leg matches will be on February 13, 14, 20 and 21, and the second leg matches will be played on March 5, 6, 12 and 13.