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Breaking: Borussia Dortmund Draw PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League Round of 16

BVB land a Champions League tie against Peter Bosz’s PSV Eindhoven.

FBL-EUR-C1-DRAW Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

After the usual ceremonial excitement, the Champions League Round of 16 draw has matched Borussia Dortmund with PSV Eindhoven for the first round of the Champions League knockouts.

Finishing top of their group meant that BVB were in Pot 1, and could be drawn against Copenhagen, Inter Milan, Lazio, Napoli, Porto, or PSV Eindhoven (they couldn’t be drawn against RB Leipzig or PSG). Of the possible teams Dortmund could be drawn against, fans will be pretty happy with getting PSV. There are no easy draws at this level, but avoiding the likes of Inter Milan and Napoli is good for BVB.

Peter Bosz’s side have been on fire so far this season, winning all 16 of their Eredivisie games, putting up a total of 55 goals for to just 6 against, and finishing 2nd in a Champions League group that included Arsenal, Lens, and Sevilla. Dortmund will be hoping they can put a dent in one of the most in-form sides in Europe right now.

Here’s the draw in entirety:

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich got one of the easier draws available, being matched up with Lazio, and RB Leipzig are up against it facing Jude Bellingham and Real Madrid.

The two legs of the Champions League Round of 16 will take place in February and March, and Borussia Dortmund will kick the tie off in Eindhoven, before hosting the Dutch side in the second leg.


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