Some old farts in suits have stuck their hands into a pot of warm balls in Switzerland and deigned which of the sixteen teams in the UEFA Champions League First Knockout Round will play each other.
Dortmund face a first leg trip to Russia to play Spartak Moscow – runners-up behind FC Twente in Group A – before hosting the Russian champions. The only other German representatives left in the competition, Schalke, will play Manchester United.
Spartak Moscow were the lowest-ranked opposition that Dortmund could have drawn, ranked 23rd by UEFA, though Dortmund are currently the lowest-ranked club (30th) remaining in the competition. The two clubs have never met.
The ties will be played 18-26 February, and 11-19 March.