August 17, 2022
All you need to know about the Champions League last 16 draw

All you need to know about the Champions League last 16 draw

The Champions League group stage will conclude tonight when Villarreal and Atalanta fight to be the 16th and final side to reach the knockout phase.

English teams Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United all qualified as seeded teams by topping their respective pools but Chelsea finished second in Group H after conceding a last-minute goal in their final match against Zenit.

That means the trio will avoid the likes Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the next round but could still end up facing Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid or Inter Milan, who all progressed as runners-up.

Read on as we detail all the key information ahead of the draw.




When is the Champions League last 16 draw?
The draw for the last 16 will take place at 11am on Monday, December 13, from UEFA’s headquarters in Switzerland.

The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals is on Friday, March 18.

How does the last 16 draw work?
The draw features the 16 clubs who advanced by either winning their group or finishing as runner-up. The eight first-placed sides will be seeded and the second-placed teams unseeded.

Group winners will be randomly drawn against one of the unseeded clubs before the pairings face off in a two-legged knockout tie for a place in the quarter-finals, with seeded sides playing at home in the second leg.

Teams who faced each other in the group stage cannot be drawn against each other, nor can sides from the same country.

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