As Real Madrid lie and wait for the Champions League draw which is expected to be made on Monday next week, we take a quick preview of the teams they’ll likely face in the draw.
Real Madrid qualified as group winners after beating initial leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach to claim the top spot in group B.
The Los Blancos started poorly but found a way to bounce back to claim the lead in the group at the expense of Gladbach, Shakhtar Donetsk and Serie A side Inter Milan.
Preview: List of teams Real Madrid will likely face in the UEFA Champions League 2020 round of 16
Atalanta finished second of group D despite mixed results throughout the group phase. Atalanta is one of the teams to watch out for in the Champions League this season.
Lazio finished second of group F behind Borussia Dortmund. The Italians qualified for the round of 16 at the expense of Club Brugge and Zenit St Petersburg, who finished surprisingly bottom of the group.
The Italian didn’t have much to count on but were able to seal qualification.
The one-time Champions League winners with Jose Mourinho remain another tough test for the Los Merengues.
Porto could still stand despite losing some few quality players during the summer transfer window.
Leipzig pulled an upset despite starting poorly in the group campaign. Starting on a great note against Istanbul Basaksehir, the bulls lost heavily to Manchester United, before completing a swoop against PSG and a return leg squash of Manchester United.
Leipzig, arguably the toughest opponent for Real Madrid in the round of 16.
These teams could stop the Los Merengues from reaching the next round. However, Madrid is expected to see the return of key players like Eden Hazard, Ramos, Valverde before the next round fixtures would commence.