UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw: Barcelona to face PSG, holders Bayern to take on Lazio – football

Barcelona will face Paris St Germain and former striker Neymar whereas title holders Bayern Munich are up in opposition to Italy’s Lazio within the final 16 of the Champions League after UEFA’s draw was held on Monday.

The conflict of Lionel Messi and Barca with final 12 months’s runners-up PSG is a repeat of their exceptional assembly on the identical stage in 2017 when Barca overcame a 4-0 first leg loss to beat the French membership 6-1 in Spain.

Bayern will begin as favourites of their tie however will probably be cautious of Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio crew who’ve reached this stage for the primary time in 20 years.

“Lazio are an uncomfortable opponent, you saw that in the group,” stated Bayern sports activities director Hasan Salihamidzic. “It is always uncomfortable against Italian teams.”

Premier League champions Liverpool will play final 12 months’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig making a match-up between Germany’s most extremely rated younger coach Julian Nagelsmann of Leipzig with Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp, the nation’s primary coach.

Liverpool are unbeaten of their final ten matches in opposition to German groups in all (*16*) competitions, a run going again to 2002.

Real Madrid face Serie A membership Atalanta whereas Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea and Manchester City will take on Borussia Moenchengladbach, who’re within the final 16 for the primary time within the Champions League period.

Italian champions Juventus will face Porto, a sport the place Cristiano Ronaldo will return to his homeland Portugal.

The two legged ties will probably be performed from February 16.

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World record holders Kosgei, Yeshaneh add to field for Delhi Half Marathon – other sports

The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Saturday introduced the entries of world record holders Brigid Kosgei and Ababel Yeshaneh for the upcoming occasion, including lustre to an already star-studded field.

The occasion is a part of the countdown to the World Athletics Gold Label Race.

At the Chicago Marathon in October 2019, Kenya’s Kosgei shocked the world when she broke the lengthy-standing girls’s world marathon record by greater than a minute, clocking 2:14:04.

Yeshaneh was a distant second on that event however nonetheless ran an outstanding private finest of two:20:51.

However, the tables had been turned on the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in February this 12 months when a contest between the pair within the closing levels of the race noticed Ethiopia’s Yeshaneh prevail in a world record 64:31 with Kosgei second in 64:49.

In their most up-to-date outings final month, the 26-12 months-outdated Kosgei received the rescheduled London Marathon in 2:18:58 whereas the 29-12 months-outdated Yeshaneh had to cope with misfortune and fell on the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland, with simply over three kilometres remaining, which took her out of medal rivalry though she recovered shortly to end fifth.

While the elite runners will probably be at first line at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, amateurs the world over will be a part of the occasion utilizing the brand new Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Mobile App.

The contributors can run from the comfort of their very own location, anytime between November 25 and November 29.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju stated, “We extend our full support to this event that is India’s pride and welcome the world’s best athletes to our capital city.” Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra is the model ambassador of the occasion.

“The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is a historic moment post the start of the pandemic. This is a very important event. We have slowly seen sports resume in different parts of the world and now it’s wonderful to see that we will have ADHM happening in Delhi.

“This event will be the benchmark for all tournaments that will be held in the future,” Bindra, who claimed the gold medal in 10m air rifle taking pictures within the 2008 Beijing Games, stated.

The occasion will observe the very best degree of security-requirements, with bio-safe zones to guarantee a COVID free race for the elite runners. All necessary protocols according to the advisory issued by the Government of India have been laid out for the occasion crew, distributors and suppliers, elite athletes, media and all friends.

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