- The three Nigerians left in the continent's premier club competitions will fancy their chances of making it to the quarterfinals
Super Eagles stars Victor Osimhen, Zaidu Sanusi, and Raphael Onyedika have found out their opponents in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
The draw for the first knock-out round of the Champions League was completed on Monday afternoon, throwing up interesting fixtures for February.
Serie A highfliers Napoli have been drawn against Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt with Victor Osimhen set to feature for the first time in the UCL knockout round.
Napoli finished first in Group A ahead of Liverpool, Ajax Amsterdam, and Rangers, and the Italians will start as favourites against the German Bundesliga campaigners.
Zaidu Sanusi played a key role in helping Porto qualify as Group B winners over Club Brugge, Bayer Leverkusen, and Atletico Madrid.
And the Portuguese champions have been rewarded with a tough-looking fixture against Serie A giants Inter Milan.
The only other Nigeria international left in the competition is Club Brugge's Raphael Onyedika.
Onyedika played all of Brugge's six group games as the Belgian champions made it to the round of 16 for the first time in their history.
The Blue-and-Blacks have been drawn against Portuguese side Benfica, and they will look to continue their fairytale run in the Champions League.
Champions League Round of 16 fixtures:
Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Porto vs Inter Milan
Club Brugge vs Benfica
Liverpool vs Real Madrid
RB Leipzig vs Manchester City
PSG vs Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea
AC Milan vs Tottenham
The Champions League round of 16 first legs are scheduled for 14/15 and 21/22 February 2023, with the second legs on 7/8 and 14/15 March 2023.