Real Madrid could face a reunion with Cristiano Ronald before a Clasico showdown with Barcelona after Friday’s final stages champions league draws.
A lot of things have to happen before that is possible, with Madrid hoping to turn their 2-1 deficit ahead of their last 16 return leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium next month.
The winner of the City-Madrid match will face the winner of Lyon v Juventus.
Ronaldo and his teammates are 1-0 down following the away leg against their French opponents.
Those teams will do battle for a spot in quarterfinals one, the winner of which will take on the team emerge from quarterfinal three, which was drawn as Napoli or Barcelona v Chelsea or Bayern Munich.
Current German champions Bayern have a a healthy lead over England side Chelsea having won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Messi and his Barcelona teammates have their work cut out for them as they welcome a resilient Napoli side following a 1-1 draw at Stadio San Paolo.
PSG pulled a comeback to knockout Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 and face free scoring Italian side Atalanta.
RB Leipzig will take on Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. Both teams overcame English opposition in Tottenham and holders Liverpool respectively.