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Real Madrid draw Red Bull Leipzig in Champions League’s Round of 16

It should be a manageable round for Madrid.

UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Round of 16 Draw Photo by Kristian Skeie - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Real Madrid will face Red Bull Leipzig in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. This is a manageable draw for Los Blancos, who avoided quality teams like Paris Saint-Germain, Inter or Porto.

The first leg of the Round of 16 will be played in Germany and Real Madrid will have the advantage of the decisive return leg being played at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Leipzig are currently third in the Bundesliga table behind both Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. Timo Werner is quite possibly their most accomplished player and Real Madrid should have what it takes to beat Leipzig in somewhat comfortable fashion, even though it’s always tough to play in Germany.

Key players like Vinicius and Camavinga will be back by the time the Round of 16 kicks off.

This should pave the way for Real Madrid to feature in the Quarterfinals draw, where all the teams will be seeded and there will be no restrictions in terms of matchups.

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