The draw for the spherical of 16 of the Champions it was held on the morning of this Monday in the UEFA headquarters in Nyom and the Real Madrid shall be measured at Manchester Metropolis with the Departure on Wednesday, February 26 (9:00 p.m.) at Santiago Bernabéu and return on Tuesday, March 17 (9:00 p.m. additionally) at Etihad Stadium.
It won’t be the first time that the white group and the ‘cityzen’ face in the continental competitors. They did it in the Group stage of the 2012-2013 season And in the semifinals of 15-16 and the steadiness is favorable for the Madrid with two wins and two attracts. (The dates and occasions of the Champions League spherical of 16 matches)
Blancos and ‘skyblues’ opened the Champions League group D in 2012 at the Bernabéu and so they did it with an actual nice sport. He Metropolis, then directed by Mancini, got here ahead twice with the objectives of Dzeko (minute 68) and Kolarov (86 ’), however Marcelo did the 1-1 momentary (77 ’) and Benzema (87’) and Cristiano (90 ’) soared for those of Jose Mourinho. At Etihad, in the day 5, the French ‘9’ superior (10 ’) to Madrid, however Omen equaled lack of 20 minutes. In that group, those of Mou ’had been group seconds after Dortmund, Ajax was third and Mancini had been eradicated.
The final time that Madrid and ‘cityzens’ noticed one another's faces in the Champions it was in the semifinals of the 2015-2016 season. The town, then directed by the exmadridista Pellegrini, and Madrid tied0-0) in the first leg in Manchester and Gareth Bale gave him the victory and the ticket for the Milan last (they might win the ‘Orejona ’in opposition to Atleti on penalties) those of Zinedine Zidane in the lap at the Bernabéu (1-0).