In the round of 16, enticing clashes between Napoli-Barcelona and Inter-Atlético stand out. Here are all of the match-ups:
Napoli vs Barcelona
PSG vs Real Sociedad
Inter vs Atlético
PSV vs Dortmund
Lazio vs Bayern
Copenhagen vs Manchester City
Leipzig vs Real Madrid
The UEFA has also revealed the full schedule.
First Leg Matches:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024:
FC Copenhagen vs Manchester City
RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid
Wednesday, February 14, 2024:
Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Sociedad
SSC Lazio vs Bayern Munich
Tuesday, February 20, 2024:
Inter Milan vs Atlético de Madrid
PSV Eindhoven vs Borussia Dortmund
Wednesday, February 21, 2024:
FC Porto vs Arsenal
SSC Napoli vs FC Barcelona
Second Leg Matches:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024:
Real Sociedad vs Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern Munich vs Lazio Rome
Wednesday, March 6, 2024:
Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen
Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig
Tuesday, March 12, 2024:
Arsenal vs FC Porto
FC Barcelona vs SSC Napoli
Wednesday, March 13, 2024:
Atlético de Madrid vs Inter Milan
Borussia Dortmund vs PSV Eindhoven
For PSG, it turned out to be a lucky move that the French club drew Real Sociedad. After coming in second place in Group F, other than that disappointment, there doesn’t seem to be any fear of retribution hitting PSG hard. By avoiding an undeniably stronger opponent, PSG won themselves a seemingly favorable draw against Real Sociedad.
PSG’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos has already responded to the draw, saying that Real Sociedad is well deserved for how fit they have been and pointing out that what’s important for Parisians right now isn’t merely individuals; it's their collective strength that prevails. He emphasizes that it is critical to put in a strong performance when you must.
In this case, the financial picture is also brought into focus. The two teams’ squad value, according to Transfermarkt, is nearly €600 million apart. PSG, with a roster valued at over € 1 billion tackles Real Sociedad whose squad is worth just under half that amount (around €431 million).
The focus now moves to February and March, when these encounters will take place. On-field excitement is promised, as are upcoming winter transfers.
The burning question is: who will be the quarterfinals surprise?