Diego Simeone's men were instantly installed as one of the favourites to win the Europa League after falling at the expense of Chelsea and Roma in their group.
A balanced draw has two-time defending champion Real Madrid and Bayern Munich among five former winners in the pot of unseeded teams who were group runners-up.
Teams from the same country cannot play each other in the first knockout phase, so the Blues can't draw group winners Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and potentially Liverpool. "It's another step forward in broadcast innovation that will give BT Sport the best possible viewing experience and shows BT Sport continues its commitment to be at the heart of this", BT Sport COO Jamie Hindhaugh said in a statement.
"In this case, we know we could play Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas. Our opponent won't be happy to play against us", Conte added.
While you're here, check out the latest episode of #SportsJOElive where we had big wave surfers Peter Conroy and Gearoid Mcdaid alongside Dublin Ladies football stars Sinead Aherne and Sinead Finnegan in the studio!They gave it their all to win and try to go through until the last minute. Saul Niguez had Atletico on track for victory at Stamford Bridge before Stefan Savic turned the ball into his own net as the Spanish side finished third. United have plenty of forward options, but do they have the striker to make the difference with Romelu Lukaku yet to prove that he can puncture the top defences?
"It's a pity about Atletico because they deserve to be there for everything they have achieved in recent years".
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