Super Eagles defender Zaidu Sanusi will have his hands full trying to contain Cristiano Ronaldo after his Portuguese side Porto were drawn against Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League in Monday’s draws.
Sanusi opened his Porto account against Marseille and featured in all the games as the Portuguese side finished second behind Manchester City in Group C.
Ronaldo, the competition’s record scorer, led Juventus to top Group G ahead of Barcelona scoring twice against the Spanish side at the Camp Nou in the victory that cemented their place at the top of the group.
The Portuguese star will have fond memories of this tie after scoring the goal of the tournament against the team from his country in 2008 as he led Manchester United to the crown.
Defending champions Bayern Munich will face Italian side Lazio, who are in the knockout stage for the first time in 20 years.
English champions Liverpool face last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig while Chelsea come up against Atletico Madrid.
Manchester City will face Borussia Monchengladbach, who are in the last 16 for the first time since 1978.
Barcelona face Paris St-Germain in arguably the tie of the round, a repeat of their 2017 classic.
All three Premier League teams will be away for the first leg before having home advantage for the return matches.
The first legs will be spread across two midweeks, taking place on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, with the second legs on 9, 10, 16 and 17 March.
Champions League Last-16 Draw
Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City
Lazio v Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea
RB Leipzig v Liverpool
Porto v Juventus
Barcelona v Paris St-Germain
Sevilla v Borussia Dortmund
Atalanta v Real Madrid