Monday 14 October 2019

Liverpool and Tottenham face daunting last-16 draw after making Champions League progress

Spurs players celebrate reaching the Champions League last 16.
Spurs players celebrate reaching the Champions League last 16.
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool and Tottenham were toasting Champions League progress after a dramatic final round of group stage matches, yet they could now be facing up to a daunting test in the last-16 of the competition.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool beat Napoli 1-0 on a dramatic night at Anfield that so nearly turned against them in the closing seconds, as Reds keeper Alisson denied Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik a goal that would have sent the Italian side through.

Tottenham prevailed after an equally dramatic end to their Group B campaign, with Lucas Moura's late goal at the Nou Camp securing a 1-1 draw that edged the north London side through to the knock-out phase at the expense of Inter Milan.

Liverpool and Spurs will now be paired with a group winner in the last-16 and with just one batch of matches still to be played tomorrow night, these are the teams they could be paired with when the draw is made on Monday.

Liverpool's possible opponents:

Borussia Dortmund

Barcelona

FC Porto

Real Madrid

Bayern Munich of Ajax*

Juventus*

Lyon*

Tottenham's possible opponents:

Borussia Dortmund

Paris Saint-Germain

FC Porto

Real Madrid

Bayern Munich of Ajax*

Juventus*

Lyon*

* Playing their final group games on Wednesday

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