#UWCL: Round of 16 preview

Bayern beat BIIK in 2019
Bayern Munich beat BIIK Kazygurt at the same stage in 2019-20. (PA Images)

The UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 16 runs over a fortnight starting on Wednesday 3 March.

Although the tie between PSG and Sparta Praha will not now be concluded until 17 March, the quarter-final and semi-final draws are to be made on 12 March, the day after Manchester City’s second leg at Fiorentina.

Fiorentina, who include ex-Cityzen Tessel Middag, lost for the first time in 2021 at Florentia on Sunday and have never progressed further than this stage. Likewise Kazakhstan’s BIIK who face Bayern Munich in the Round of 16 for the second successive season.

Chelsea, who have only ever been knocked out by Lyon or Wolfsburg, face Atlético Madrid whose competition best is reaching the last eight in 2019-20. Atlético, whose late game was a 4-1 defeat of Valencia on 14 February, have a former Blues goalkeeper in Hedvig Lindahl.

Seven-times winners Lyon play Brøndby, who are participating in a joint-record 18th campaign, Wolfsburg have won all eight of their previous last 16 ties and take on LSK Kvinner who only finished fifth in the 2020 Norwegian League

Barcelona’s games with Fortuna Hjørring are meetings of previous finalists, while Austria’s St. Pölten make their last-16 bow against Rosengård and are the only team to have survived from the qualifying rounds.

1st legs

Wednesday 3 March (KO’s in UK time)

Barcelona v Fortuna Hjørring (3.45pm)
Manchester City v Fiorentina – (live on BT Sport 2, 4.45pm)
Rosengård v St. Pölten (5pm)
Wolfsburg v LSK Kvinner (5.15pm)
Chelsea v Atlético Madrid – (live on BT Sport 2, 7pm)

Thursday 4 March

BIIK-Kazygurt v Bayern Munich (6am)
Lyon v Brøndby (3pm)

Tuesday 9 March

Paris Saint-Germain v Sparta Praha (3pm)

2nd legs

Wednesday 10 March

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea (Monza, Italy) – (live on BT Sport 2, 12.30pm)
Brøndby v Lyon (12:55pm)
LSK Kvinner v Wolfsburg (Gyor, Hungary. 1pm)
Fortuna Hjørring v Barcelona (2.55pm)
Bayern Munich v BIIK-Kazygurt (5.15pm)
St. Pölten v Rosengård (7.30pm)

Thursday 11 March

Fiorentina v Manchester City – (live on BT Sport 2, 1pm)

Wednesday 17 March

Sparta Praha v Paris Saint-Germain (1.30pm)

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